Carmel Valley



How often we hear from people working in downtown San Diego, La Jolla or Sorrento Valley who want to live relatively close to their employment–but who also want top schools and coastal climate.

A top suggestion? Carmel Valley: San Diego’s Master-Planned Community

Carmel Valley is one of San Diego’s  most sought-after master planned communities. It’s estimated 2006 population of 42,000 enjoy a superb location that is roughly bounded by Del Mar to the east and west, the Rancho Bernardo area to the east and Torrey Hills to the south. Freeway access is simple with I-5 running along Carmel Valley’s western border and the new Highway 56 intersecting Carmel Valley through the middle.

Carmel Valley is known for its excellent schools, fine neighborhoods and easy commute to Sorrento Valley as well as these local employers:

Oracle Corporation
US Bank
Scripps Health
Fish & Richardson
Morrison & Foerster
The Allen Group: Neurocrine Biosciences

As in much of North San Diego County, Carmel Valley has an overlay of different school districts. In northern Carmel Valley, elementary schools are governed by the Solana Beach School District (K-6), while the southern end of the community fall under the Del Mar School District K-6). The San Dieguito Union High School District oversees both the middle and high schools throughout Carmel Valley.

Elementary schools in Carmel Valley include the following–with district noted:

  • Ashley Falls (Del Mar Union School District)
  • Carmel Creek (Solana Beach School District)
  • Carmel Del Mar (Del Mar Union School District)
  • Del Mar Pines (Private nonsectarian)
  • Sage Canyon (Del Mar Union School District)
  • Solana Highlands (Solana Beach School District)
  • Solana Pacific (Solana Beach School District)

Middle School

Carmel Valley Middle School (SDUHSD)

High Schools

Canyon Crest Academy

Torrey Pines High School

Listed below are current homes for sale in Carmel Valley.

If you have any questions, feel free to call Scott or Roberta Murphy at either 760-942-9100 or 760-613-6190 or email

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5543 Meadows Del Mar San Diego, CA 92130

5 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,847 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 170054154
Property Type Detached
Luxurious master suite, guest room, library, and common areas situated on ground floor. Featuring soaring coffered ceilings, intricate crown moldings. Upstairs hosts three additional private suites. An intimate backyard with a sparkling swimming pool and BBQ. A custom estate by renowned builder, Danny Hampel. Exquisite attention to quality, design and livability. Well located in the serene East Gate at the exclusive guard gated community of Meadows Del Mar. Highly maintained home is ready for you.

5123 Meadows Del Mar San Diego, CA 92130

5 Beds
5.5 Baths
6,019 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180016314
Property Type Detached
This tranquil West Gate Estate is loaded with beautiful arches, soaring ceilings, custom built-ins, whole home audio system, SOLAR OWNED, and endless designer-finishes throughout. Offering 5 en-suite bedrooms, 5.5 baths, Gourmet Kitchen, Home Office, Media Room and a luxurious Master Suite. Sliding pocket door leads to a covered loggia and an Entertaining Oasis complete with pool/spa, multiple lawns, built-in BBQ and tons of space for the kids to enjoy!

12674 Portada Pl San Diego, CA 92130

3 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,646 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180018762
Property Type Detached
Beautifully remodeled 3 bdrm 2 1/2 bath home with pool, jacuzzi and outdoor gas firepit on a cul-de-sac. Walk to the Bay Club and schools in the coveted Del Mar Unified School District. Both full bathrooms have been remodeled along with a new master closet. Kitchen over looking the pool with granite counter tops. New roof, carpet, low water landscape, A/C, fireplace, new garage door, garage storage system. No Mello Roos or HOA fees.

3825 Elijah Court 311 San Diego, CA 92130

1 Bed
1 Bath
777 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180021167
Property Type Attached
Welcome home to lovely 1 bdr unit, ideally located on the ground floor in the desirable Carmel Pointe HOA. Fresh & bright, this move-in ready home boasts many upgrades. Granite counters, generous closets w/ built-ins, stainless steel appliances,designer paint colors, engineered wood flrs, on & on...Enjoy coffee on your own private, picturesque patio w/filtered morning sunlight. Meticulously maintained by 1 owner,showing great pride of ownership, this is great location next to shopping w/ez freeway access.

5743 Meadows Del Mar San Diego, CA 92130

5 Beds
7 Baths
5,959 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180023891
Property Type Detached
Sophisticated estate features great views of Grand Del Mar golf course. Elegant appointments include travertine floors & vaulted wood-beamed ceilings. Remodeled gourmet kitchen has refinished cabinets, custom glass backsplash, granite counters & center island. Sunlit, 1st-level master retreat has tall picture windows & access to patio. 2nd-level junior suite with private entrance. Expansive view balcony off rear of home. Pool/spa & built-in bbq; landscaping incl adopted land for kids & pets to play.

12956 Cristallo Pl San Diego, CA 92130

3 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,804 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180023990
Property Type Detached
Are you tired of tiny lots and shared driveway communities? Rarely available Del Mar Highlands executive former model house on a quiet cul-de-sac! Huge flat backyard over 8000 sf of envious space! No Mello-roos and low HOA!! Spacious open floor plan and tons of upgrades such as upgraded chef's kitchen, custom wood floors, and more designer touches! Walking distance to Torrey Pines High School, shops, dinning, health club. Walking trails to shops, restaurants, and close to the best beaches in San Diego!

13722 Vernazza Court San Diego, CA 92130

5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,700 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180024181
Property Type Detached
Look no further, this Barrett built home located in the Venezia Community features stunning sunset and ocean views! Located on a private cul-de-sac this 5-bedroom 5-bathroom 3700 square foot home has it all! Entire interior newly painted in designer colors. Brand new carpets. You are welcomed in to the formal and dramatic entry with cathedral ceilings open to formal living and dining rooms. Spacious and open kitchen, dining and family room. See Supp Remarks for more!

13061 Sunset Point Place San Diego, CA 92130

5 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,922 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180027540
Property Type Detached
Santa Barbara style executive home in quiet Cul-de-Sac location is in immaculate move-in-condition. Private serene expansive canyon view with coveted eastern exposure keep the mornings bright and cheerful. Beautiful white marble flooring through-out provide the perfect backdrop for any style that one wants to create. Extensive Upgrades through-out. (see supplement below for numerous custom features)

5125 Caminito Exquisito San Diego, CA 92130

$1,298,000 - $1,325,000
4 Beds
2.5 Baths
2,834 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180029861
Property Type Detached
Owners will entertain offers between $1,298,000-$1,325,000. Inside the coveted gates of Palacio Del Mar, you'll find this very special residence. Situated on a premier, over-sized (deep driveway and backyard), south-facing lot, you'll soak in stunning views of the 1st green. Relax, entertain, and enjoy all of the amazing community amenities just steps away. In addition to the remarkable location, the home features many upgrades including Calacatta Quartz kitchen counters & new ss appliances.

5565 Caminito Mundano San Diego, CA 92130

5 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,804 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180030208
Property Type Detached
New kitchen: new stainless steel appliances, granite, cabinets and kitchen island. Bathrooms updated. Beautiful and serene location, most popular plan # 5 with 5 bedrooms. 1 bedroom and bath downstairs. Highly desired guard gated community Palacio Del Mar features tennis courts, 2 pools, gym and walking trails. Warm, rich wood laminate floors throughout with tiled kitchen and baths. High and vaulted ceilings. Private backyard with mature trees behind give you an extra feeling of intimacy.

4946 Smith Canyon Ct San Diego, CA 92130

5 Beds
5 Baths
4,130 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180030718
Property Type Detached
Highly desirable Sonoma plan 4 with stunning modern feel, designer finishes thru-out, large rooms w/high ceilings, gourmet kitchen includes high-end Thermador appliances, designer light fixtures & 2 bedrooms on main floor. Lavish master suite w/balcony, remodeled bath & exercise/study area. Outside take in the lush professionally landscaped setting including living green wall, pool/spa and wonderful privacy. This incredible home is centrally located, has top rated schools, NO HOA fees & low Mello-Roos!

4463 Philbrook Sq San Diego, CA 92130

5 Beds
5.5 Baths
4,327 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180030957
Property Type Detached
Tucked away down a two lane country road is the private, gated community of Torrey Woods Estates. This Plan Three has Five Bedrooms with en suite bathrooms plus Office in 4,327sf. Located on the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve it is minutes from major freeways but still feels extremely secluded. Gourmet Kitchen, Wood Floors, Custom Master Bathroom and Three Car Garage with custom cabinetry. Professional Low-Maintenance Landscaping with drip irrigation. Copper Rain Gutters and more.