Carmel Valley is one of the newer neighborhoods in San Diego County. The master-planned community, which sits at the foot of Carmel Mountain was constructed beginning in 1983. The name Carmel Valley comes from the location of the area at the foot of Carmel Mountain. Carmel Mountain was named for the Carmelite Sisters of Mercy, a group that established a dairy farm and monastery in the area around 1905. Carmel Valley real estate carries on a lengthy tradition of livability in the beautiful, resource-rich, coastal plain.
Recently, Carmel Valley real estate has grown extensively, thanks to the good schools, the quality of the neighborhoods, and its convenient, centralized location within San Diego County. The Carmel Valley real estate are often grouped into an area known as ‘North County,’ which encompasses towns like Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido, Oceanside, Poway and Solana Beach, to name a few. Carmel Valley homes for sale often get grouped into the modern, luxury real estate market. They often include elegant single family homes, estates and mansions.
Carmel Valley is bordered to the north by the North City Future Urbanizing Area (NCFUA) and Pacific Highlands Ranch; to the south by Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve and Torrey Hills; to the east by Pacific Highlands Ranch and Del Mar Mesa; and to the west by Interstate 5 and Torrey Pines. Nearby, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve appears, where one of two stands of the endangered Torrey Pine are found growing. Carmel Valley real estate puts residents next door to every coastal amenity and attraction, including Del mar Beach and race track.