Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley

Welcome to Carmel Valley

An upscale residential area known for its prime location and vibrant community life
 
Nestled in a serene yet strategically situated part of San Diego County, Carmel Valley offers its residents an enviable blend of suburban tranquility and urban convenience. This neighborhood is characterized by its well-planned developments, picturesque landscapes, and modern amenities. Residents enjoy easy access to a variety of dining, shopping, and recreational options, all while being closely connected to the natural beauty of Southern California. The community's prime location allows for quick commutes to major employment hubs, making it a preferred choice for professionals and their families.
 
Carmel Valley stands out for its architectural diversity, with housing options ranging from luxurious estates to contemporary condos and townhomes. This variety and beautifully maintained parks and open spaces contribute to the area's appealing aesthetic and livable atmosphere. The neighborhood is also a hub for cultural and community events, fostering a strong sense of camaraderie among residents.
 

What to Love

  • High-quality dining and shopping options
  • Proximity to both natural beauty and urban amenities
  • Excellent educational institutions
  • Vibrant community atmosphere
  • Easy access to major transportation routes

Local Lifestyle

Life in Carmel Valley is all about balance. Residents here enjoy the calm and peacefulness of a well-kept suburban neighborhood while also relishing the convenience and excitement of city living. The community is active and engaged, with plenty of outdoor activities, sports, and fitness opportunities, thanks to facilities like the Bay Club Carmel Valley. The area's numerous parks and trails invite families, cyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts to explore and relax in the natural surroundings. Social life in Carmel Valley is vibrant, with neighbors often gathering for events, celebrations, and community activities.
 

Dining and Shopping

Carmel Valley's dining scene is as diverse as its population. The area caters to all tastes and occasions, from casual eateries to upscale restaurants. The Sky Deck at Del Mar Highlands Town Center is a culinary destination, offering various dining options under one roof. For those seeking an exceptional dining experience, the nearby One Paseo houses several highly-rated restaurants known for their innovative menus and inviting atmospheres.
 
Shopping in Carmel Valley is equally impressive, with a mix of local boutiques and international retailers found in Carmel Country Plaza and One Paseo. These shopping malls not only provide a wide range of shopping options but also serve as community hubs where residents can enjoy outdoor concerts, seasonal events, and family-friendly activities. The convenience and quality of these centers make them popular destinations for those looking to shop, dine, or simply spend a leisurely day out.
 

Things to Do

Carmel Valley is home to a wealth of recreational and cultural attractions. The Pacific Highlands Ranch area offers expansive green spaces and trails, perfect for hiking, biking, or picnicking. For sports enthusiasts, the Bay Club Carmel Valley provides top-notch facilities, including tennis and pickleball courts, along with fitness classes and swimming pools.
 
Cultural and educational pursuits are well catered for, with several high-ranking schools hosting events and programs that engage the community. The neighborhood's close proximity to San Diego's broader attractions means that residents are never far from the city's museums, theaters, and galleries, ensuring there's always something new to explore and enjoy.
 

Schools

Education is a cornerstone of the Carmel Valley community, with several top-rated schools serving the area. A few schools include:
  • Canyon Crest Academy
  • Torrey Pines High School
  • Carmel Creek Elementary School
  • Carmel Valley Middle School
  • Sage Canyon School
  • Solana Pacific Elementary School
  • Pacific Trails Middle School

Overview for Carmel Valley, CA

48,576 people live in Carmel Valley, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $79,634. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

48,576

Total Population

41 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$79,634

Average individual Income

Around Carmel Valley, CA

There's plenty to do around Carmel Valley, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

31
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
20
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Middle of Muir, Brew Zone - Miramar, and San Diego Lady Links.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 4.8 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.45 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.24 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.46 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.52 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.41 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Carmel Valley, CA

Carmel Valley has 17,764 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Carmel Valley do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 48,576 people call Carmel Valley home. The population density is 6,806.232 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

48,576

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41

Median Age

48.91 / 51.09%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
17,764

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$79,634

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Carmel Valley, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Carmel Valley. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Solana Highlands Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
Carmel Del Mar Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Solana Pacific Elementary
PUBLIC
4th - 6th
5/5
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Cathedral Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
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