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

12984 Carmel Creek Road Unit 156 San Diego, CA 92130

2 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,180 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200049242
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Located at Halcyon, with a water feature + patio at the home’s entrance, this dual master bedroom home is move-in ready! The kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, a bar-height breakfast bar, breakfast nook + balcony. Additional property features include a pool view, vaulted ceilings in both bedrooms, a window-filled living room with a gas fireplace and a 12 foot ceiling, a powder room, full size washer + dryer, porcelain wood tile flooring and an attached two-car garage! Complex Features: , Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener, Range/Oven, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

12358 Carmel Country Rd Unit 101 San Diego, CA 92130

$648,300 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Carmel Valley, San Diego
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,145 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200049651
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Highly desirable and rarely available entry-level corner unit with direct access to the 2-car tandem garage with storage! ***Bright, open living area with crown molding, fireplace, and great natural light. ***Engineered hardwood floors throughout the unit. ***Granite countertops and a large breakfast bar in the kitchen. ***Spacious Master bedroom with a huge walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom with dual sinks and great storage. ***Full-size washer and dryer in the unit. ***Quiet... (See Supplement) Quiet, friendly community, walking distance to great shopping, restaurants, movie theater, local schools, and the public library. ***Great community amenities including two heated pools, clubhouse, fitness center, and rooftop lounge. Complex Features: ,,,,, Equipment: Dryer, Range/Oven, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

5171 Del Mar Mesa Rd Road San Diego, CA 92130

$5,500,000 - 6Br/8Ba -  for Sale in San Diego
6 Beds
8 Baths
8,186 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2001890
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
FABULOUS CUSTOM BUILT HOME WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS IN DEL MAR MESA!!! Majestically sitting on the Elevated Private Lot in one of the finest private street of DEL MAR MESA! Walking trails to FAIRMONT GRAND DEL MAR RESORT and GOLF COURSE. The house entry is a replica of Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara. This home guides you to a feeling of elegance and sophistication. It has its own private gate, a long driveway with a beautiful fountain at the main entrance. This home has an absolutely gorgeous layout with a master suite located on the first floor, an additional bd on the first floor, two powder rooms, 6 full baths, 4 bd upstairs, a formal office looking out towards the vanishing edge pool and spa. It offers a guest house with its own attached garage and a fireplace. Outdoor seating is very enjoyable with a fireplace, built in BBQ, edgeless pool/spa looking towards a spectacular views of Del Mar Meadows!!! It offers a 5 car garage, plus an RV or horse trailer parking. It is close to shopping, highways and Award Winning SCHOOLS. This home has NO HOA or MELLO ROOS! LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!

3860 Elijah Ct Unit 1022 San Diego, CA 92130

$705,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Carmel Valley, San Diego
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,387 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200049810
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Highly desired Carmel Pointe 3Bed 2Bath upgraded condo, quietly located in the center of Carmel Valley, sunny bright, spacious open floor plan, stainless steel appliances in gourmet kitchen, central A/C system, side by side Washer/Dryer, underground 2-Car parking spots plus 2 parking permits, resort living with club house, Pool/Spa, Fitness Center. Walk to Dinning & Shopping, close to freeways, beaches and Award-winning schools! Equipment: Dryer, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL