Rancho Del Sol (now the site of Pacific Highlands Ranch), was largely used for agricultural use prior to suburbanization. It was largely made up of tomato and strawberry farms, as well as plant nurseries.
The residential development of Pacific Highlands Ranch was approved by the City of San Diego in 1998, in which the majority of the community is being developed by Pardee Homes and the majority of the community has been developed in the 2000s.

Pacific Highlands Ranch, is comprised of over 30 neighborhoods that offer everything from townhouses to gated luxury residences. The community is bordered to the north by Del Mar Country Club and Rancho Santa Fe Lakes, to the south by Deer Canyon and Santa Monica Ridge to the west by Carmel Valley and to the east by Torrey Highlands.

PHR encompasses a total of 2,650 acres, almost half of Pacific Highlands Ranch has been preserved as open space that incorporates miles of interconnected pedestrian, bicycle and equestrian trails.
There are many well layed out neighborhood parks incorporated nicely within and around the developments. There are also many resort-like facilities that include West Highland Pacific Recreational Center, The Club at Lopelia Meadows and Solterra Swim Club.
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There are mostly single family residences of which five are gated.

San Diego, CA 92130
MLS#: NDP2211713
$690,000
964
sqft
2
Baths
2
Beds
Great opportunity with this corner unit in the Arbor Lakes complex. Light, bright, and open floor plan. This 2 bed 2 bath features a generous size front patio, perfect for entertaining, fireplace an updated kitchen with granite counters, laminate wood floors, tile in bathrooms, and washer/dryer hook up in the unit. This complex Features a sparkling blue pool, 2 hot tubs, tennis courts and bbq area. Conveniently Located in close proximity to freeway access, award winning schools, and shopping.
San Diego, CA 92130
MLS#: 220029367SD
$1,289,000
2119
sqft
3
Baths
3
Beds
Incredible view location in the heart of Carmel Valley! As soon as you enter you will be greeted by an impressive 2 story entry with clerestory windows which creates a light and bright, spacious feeling. The kitchen exudes elegance and is equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, breakfast nook and is open to the family room warmed by a cozy fireplace. This meticulously maintained home boast an open floor plan which includes hardwood floors, recessed lighting, plenty of storage, and remodeled master bathroom that was designed to exude subtle sophistication by deliberately using texture and clean, light colors. No HOA, steps away from Del Mar Trails Park and walk to school and shopping! Location and ideal interior proportions create an unparalleled environment for families. Equipment: Dryer, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
San Diego, CA 92130
MLS#: PTP2207543
$2,285,000
3283
sqft
5
Baths
5
Beds
Picture yourself living on a premium corner lot in a gated community. This south-facing 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is truly made for both entertaining and everyday living. Upon entering, you are welcomed with a spacious open floor plan, high ceilings, & rich natural light. The gourmet kitchen - heart of the home - is complete with stainless steel appliances, large customized granite island you have to see to believe, plenty of cabinets. roomy pantry, and impressive bi-fold door that leads outside to the fully landscaped backyard with no neighbors behind. Guests will have a comfortable and relaxing stay with four guest bedrooms - one on the main floor - four guest bathrooms, and a bonus upstairs loft that can double as a second family room. Unwind at the end of a long day in your relaxing primary suite complete with a spa-like bathroom - split vanities, freestanding soaking tub, separate rain shower - and generous walk-in closet. Seller financing or rent option available!
San Diego, CA 92130
MLS#: 220028925SD
$999,000
1445
sqft
3
Baths
3
Beds
Newly renovated townhome in the highly desirable neighborhood of Del Mar Highlands. Custom remodel with granite counter tops, high quality laminate flooring, luxury tiled wet areas and patio, custom blinds, and new windows throughout. Private patio off the kitchen/dining room offers a tranquil relaxation area with gorgeous Del Mar sunset evening skies. Spacious living room with vaulted 12+ foot ceilings. Brand new front load washer & dryer, dishwasher & free standing range. Appliances shall convey. With many public and private parks surrounding this home, Cambria living offers access to swimming pools, jacuzzi/spa, and tennis courts with low HOA dues. Also, 2 garaged parking spots with additional guest parking immediately beside the home. Top rated schools, shopping and beaches close by with entrances to the 805, 5, & 56 freeways. More photos and data coming soon! Home has been remodeled within the last two years. New vanities, counter tops, appliances, windows, shades, the works. All stone, tile, and laminate flooring for durability yet offering a highly favorable wood flooring look. Complex Features: ,,, Equipment: Dryer,Fire Sprinklers,Garage Door Opener, Range/Oven, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
San Diego, CA 92130
MLS#: 220028768SD
$900,000
1351
sqft
3
Baths
2
Beds
Your dream home is waiting for you! Discover a bright and open interior with plenty of natural light and a neutral color palate, complimented by a fireplace. Step into the kitchen, complete with an eye catching stylish backsplash. Head to the spacious primary suite with good layout and closet included. Additional bedrooms provide nice living or office space. The primary bathroom is fully equipped with a separate tub and shower, double sinks, and plenty of under sink storage. A must see! Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
San Diego, CA 92130
MLS#: 220028783SD
$1,300,000
1310
sqft
3
Baths
3
Beds
Gorgeous & fully remodeled, one of a kind townhouse, pride of ownership reflected in every detail. Corner/end unit gives this home more light and privacy in highly sought after Carmel Valley. Lives like a detached house. Upgrades from floor to ceiling, high end vinyl floors, soaring 18 foot ceiling with dramatic beams, decorative shiplap stairs, gourmet kitchen with upgraded appliances and countertops, brand new stone fireplace. Low maintenance Outdoor oasis with pavers, spacious and perfect for entertaining. EV charger, water filter and softener system, tankless water heater, new cased windows, builtin closets, new tile roof! 2car garage and more. Best shops & restaurants, public parks and the best Carmel Valley public and private schools just around the corner. HOA fees include common areas, water and trash. Community boasts 2 Tennis courts, 2 pools, Gym, trails, Pavilion shopping center, Restaurants and One Paseo around the corner. Equipment: Garage Door Opener, Water Filtration Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
San Diego, CA 92130
MLS#: 220028371SD
$1,899,000
3190
sqft
4
Baths
5
Beds
The opportunity to live in Pacific Highland Ranch, one of Carmel Valley's most desired communities, has arrived. This Elms plan 3 home offers elegant, upscale living through the beautiful high-end hardwood flooring, large open great room with gas fireplace and sliding doors, plantation shutters, designer window treatments, oversized kitchen pantry, tankless water heater, and a true guest retreat on the main level that is separated by a beautiful custom barn door. The second level offers a primary retreat with spacious walk-in closet, 3 additional bedrooms, plus a generously sized loft. With an abundance of windows, this home is light, bright, and extremely inviting. Sitting on one of the largest lots within the community, the backyard offers an outdoor fireplace, rec area with basketball hoop, and plenty of additional space to create an outdoor kitchen or dining pavilion. The extra long driveway with capacity for up to 4 cars and the privacy gate leading to the front entry are unique attributes that contribute to this home's desirability. Located just minutes to the newest Del Mar school Pacific Sky, Pacific Trails Middle School, and Canyon Crest Academy as well as shopping and dining at The Village of Pacific Highlands Ranch and outdoor activities at the PHR Rec Center and Pump Track. Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
San Diego, CA 92130
MLS#: NDP2211561
$2,025,000
3178
sqft
4
Baths
5
Beds
LUXURY, SPACE and LOCATION..TURNKEY Pacific Highlands Ranch home, 2016 Build. 5 bedroom PLUS light and bright Loft, 4 baths including luxurious 20 x 20 Master Bedroom with Spa-like Bath and LARGE walk-in closet. 1 bed and 1 bath downstairs for your office or guests, 4 bedrooms and laundry upstairs. Kitchen features large dining area, walk-in pantry and open concept layout to dining/living room and sunny patio. High ceilings throughout. AC. Vinyl Wood Planks throughout, NO CARPET. Lots of Windows. Relaxing backyard with mature fruit trees, grassy area and patio for outdoor dining. Top schools, close to shopping, parks, restaurants and beautiful beaches. Convenient location with easy commute to UCSD, biotech beach, UTC, Rancho Bernardo and more! Come see!
San Diego, CA 92130
MLS#: 220028312SD
$1,799,000
2768
sqft
3
Baths
4
Beds
MUST SEE HOME! located in one of the desired communities of Pacific Highlands Ranch. This Elms home has upgrades throughout. Light, bright and open – you will find beautiful wood flooring, new carpeting in bedrooms & stairs, freshly painted, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a walk -in pantry. A desirable downstairs bedroom and bath could be suitable for guests or an office. The second level offers a large Primary Suite with seating area, walk-in closet, and spa-like bathroom. Two additional large bedrooms upstairs, plus a generously sized laundry room. The backyard offers plenty of space to relax and enjoy a family time. The community offers kid and dog friendly grass areas and walking trails throughout. Located just minutes to highly rated schools, shopping and dining at The Village of Pacific Highlands Ranch, and outdoor activities at Pacific Highlands Ranch Recreation Center. Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL
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