San Diego encompasses more than 350 square miles in southern California, including an expansive area in the North County of San Diego. The laid-back California vibe blends with an upscale lifestyle that flourishes along the rugged coastline and adjacent interior. Carmel Valley has attractions and activities for everyone, making it an ideal vacation destination or a quick escape from the city’s bustling energy.

Carmel Valley was known as North City West until the 1990s. The newly renamed community is located approximately 20 miles north of downtown San Diego, just off the I-5. This scenic, affluent neighborhood exudes old-world charm and has conveniently placed modern amenities that make it an attractive location to visitors and residents.

Carmel Valley is a master-planned community located along the Interstate 5 corridor. The community contains corporate offices, hotels, shopping, and restaurants. Recreational options include neighborhood parks and a community recreation center. Carmel Valley includes open space areas and an extensive trail system. City facilities include a fire station, police station, and library.

The earliest known inhabitants of Carmel Valley were the La Jolla and subsequent Ipai peoples, who left cultural artifacts along the banks of Carmel Creek. During the Rancho period, the area was known as Cordero, after a Spanish "leather jacket" soldier. Following the California Gold Rush, miners drifted south and established homesteads here. McGonigle Canyon was named after an early settler. An old adobe Butterfield pony express and stagecoach stop sat next to a spring along old El Camino Real until the late 1970s. Later, the area was largely used for horse farms and agriculture, focusing on drought tolerant crops such as lima beans, which were grown on the property that later became The Grand Del Mar golf course.

Around 1905 the Carmelite Sisters of Mercy established a dairy farm and monastery in the area. The site, on the south side of Carmel Creek, was connected by a bridge to the St. William of York Church, whose cemetery includes the graves of some of the nuns and priests. Among other things, the nuns raised pigs, and even now local animal-keeping provisions say, "except for swine." Carmel Mountain, the last undeveloped coastal mesa in Southern California, takes its name from these nuns.

While the area has long been known to local residents as Carmel Valley, the master plan commissioned in 1974, adopted the name "North City West." This plan, inspired by Kevin Lynch, attempted to reduce sprawl by confining development to the mesa tops, leaving the canyons untouched. Planned development centered around an urban core surrounded by decreasing residential densities, where higher density residential areas were traded for increased community open space.

Carmel Creek, now largely marked by SR-56 and the CVREP corridor, was intended to meander freely to the sea, allowing water to return to the ground and providing residents with natural open space and recreational opportunities. The first houses in the planned community were built in 1983.

San diego, CA 92130
MLS#: 230023760
$5,900
2123
sqft
3
Baths
5
Beds
Great floor plan with plenty of room. Beautiful large kitchen with white cabinets and quartz counter. Formal living and dining room with a large size family room that is open to the breakfast nook and kitchen. Wood like floors throughout the lower level and tile in the kitchen. New heating and A/C, new exterior paint.
San Diego, CA 92130
MLS#: 230023591
$4,500
1178
sqft
3
Baths
2
Beds
Fully furnished townhouse with 2 bedroom suites, available from 12/15/2023 to 6/30/2023. Delightfully updated in 2018, it is current in design and comfort. The master bedroom has a king size bed, walk in closet and bathroom with spa tub. The 2nd bedroom suite has a queen size bed, dressing area and bath with a stall shower. There's an amazing kitchen & the back patio is ideal for entertaining. The dining room & living room share the tile trimmed fireplace. The full size washer and dryer is in the 2 car attached garage. The owner will consider a pampered pet with extra deposit AND the internet & dish TV with HBO max and Disney plus downloaded and Netflix & Amazon prime are on the dish app. and included in the rent. And yes, you can be home by Christmas!!
San Diego, CA 92130
MLS#: 230023496
$7,500
3670
sqft
5
Baths
4
Beds
Get 500 off if you move in Dec 2023 (Valid from 12/05/2023 till 12/24/2023) Step into the welcoming ambiance of Torrey Del Mar! This residence is nestled on a prime corner lot within the esteemed Torrey Del Mar enclave, earning the distinguished title of "San Diego's Best Model Home" in 2002. Offering an expansive 3,670 square feet of living space, the architectural design seamlessly incorporates abundant natural light, thanks to strategically placed grand windows and lofty ceilings. Available around Christmas, this Carmel Valley home comes with top-rated Poway schools. Inside, discover four impeccably appointed bedrooms and 4.5 baths, providing both luxury and versatility. An adaptable office and an upstairs bonus room offer intimate spaces or the option for additional bedrooms. The kitchen is a perfect fusion of functionality and artistry, showcasing upgraded cabinetry paired with the timeless elegance of granite countertops. Step outside to a tranquil alfresco setting, meticulously crafted for relaxation or weekend gatherings. The lush green landscape extends with an array of fruit trees and verdant palms. Modern conveniences abound, including a dedicated upstairs laundry and a secure 3-car garage, elegantly enclosed by a wrought-iron gate. Embrace environmentally conscious living with a fully paid solar setup. No smokers - Small dog allowed with extra fee and security. The renter is responsible for utilities. Pets up to 20 pound allowed.
San Diego, CA 92130
MLS#: 230023385
$4,500
1376
sqft
2
Baths
3
Beds
3BR /2BA first level condo in the highly desirable Heights gated complex. located conveniently to award-winning schools, parks, shopping, restaurants and local beaches. The unit is a spacious, with open floorplan and plenty of natural light. Travertine flooring throughout and freshly painted and new lighting fixtures and other upgraded throughout. The unit also includes a tandem two-car garage just steps away from unit and private patio with storage closet. and newer A/C & water heater. Community offers resort style pool, spa, BBQ, exercise room, business and community center.
San Diego, CA 92130
MLS#: 230023433
$2,600
791
sqft
1
Baths
1
Beds
Welcome to the Lakes Development-Close to Beach/Freeways/Shops/Schools and Restaurants. Immaculate 1 Bedroom 1 Bath lower level with Awesome Lake Views. Development features Pool/Spa/Tennis/Barbecue & Clubhouse. Best Rental Value in Carmel Valley!!
San Diego, CA 92130
MLS#: 230023284
$1,195,000
1336
sqft
3.5
Baths
3
Beds
This spacious 3 bed/2 bath townhome with direct access 2 car garage, offers a luxurious and serene lifestyle, combining tasteful design with modern amenities. High ceilings, large windows, and an open floor plan flood the space with natural light, creating an inviting ambiance throughout. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's delight, featuring top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinetry, and granite countertops. The primary suite is a true sanctuary, complete with a spa-like ensuite bathroom and a private balcony overlooking the picturesque surroundings. Residents of Mykonos enjoy exclusive access to community amenities, including a sparkling pool, well-maintained common areas, and walking paths. With proximity to major highways, upscale shopping centers, and renowned dining options, this residence offers the perfect blend of convenience and luxury.
San Diego, CA 92130
MLS#: 230023334
$7,000
3246
sqft
4
Baths
5
Beds
Spacious home located in a gated community; Cul-de-sac street of 4 houses; 5 Bedrooms and 4 full Baths; Downstairs BR with access to full bath; Formal dining area; Fire places in living and family rooms; Plantation shutters through the house; Gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, tile flooring and a casual dining area; Generous upstairs master suite with fireplace, large walk-in closet, spacious bath room and a balcony which has views to the ocean; Upstairs laundry room; one BR upstairs is extra large with its own BA and balcony; Low maintenance yard with gardener services provided; Large covered patio area to rear of house offers privacy; Acclaimed school district; Short commute to Qualcomm.
San Diego, CA 92130
MLS#: 230023062
$1,599,000
2007
sqft
3.5
Baths
4
Beds
Coming to market 12/06/23. Come see this desirable home located in highly sought after Carmel Valley. This beautiful Costa Del Sol 2 story home has 3 bedrooms (plus 1 optional bedroom/loft), 2.5 bathrooms and an office. Beautifully upgraded home with brand new flooring and carpet, ceiling fans, light fixtures, windows, surround sound capabilities and kitchen features a large island with granite countertops. The home is located on the corner of a quiet cul-de-sac. Close to hiking/biking trails, shopping center, Rancho Santa Fe Farms Road, Pacific Highlands and One Paseo. Award Winning Schools, easy freeway access (5,15,56) and minutes to the beach. Move in ready!
Carmel Valley, CA 92130
MLS#: 306062155
$789,000
944
sqft
2
Baths
2
Beds
Welcome to this stunning modern European style condo in the heart of Carmel Valley. This exquisite home offers a remarkable living experience that combines sophistication and comfort. With 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 944 square feet of living space this condo is the epitome of contemporary elegance. As you step inside, be prepared to be captivated by the luxurious vinyl plank flooring that effortlessly flows throughout the entire condo. The attention to detail is evident in every corner, with window treatments that include real wood blinds in the kitchen, living room, and guest room. No expense has been spared in upgrading the condo's features and amenities! *BRAND NEW HVAC* Designer plugs and switches showcase a level of refinement that is unparalleled. The LED light fixtures, both recessed and in the vanities, provide a warm and inviting ambiance throughout. The luxurious kitchen is complete with several unique additions including kickpanel drawers and vacuum, European style cabinets, quartz countertops, brand new stainless steel appliances including stove and microwave and under-cabinet lighting that illuminates the sleek countertops. The living room offers ample storage cabinets so you can discreetly tuck away your belongings while maintaining an uncluttered appearance. Both bathrooms have been tastefully upgraded to ensure a spa-like experience. The guest bath boasts a new shower, fixtures, door, vanity with sink and faucet, and floor-to-ceiling tile. Additional storage cabinets cater to your organizational needs. The master bedroom exudes tranquility with its luxurio
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