Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley

When I moved to Carmel Valley in 2016 from Rancho Santa Fe, I immediately realized how much closer I was to almost everything in San Diego! It only took me 2 minutes to get to the nearest grocery store, and 7 minutes to get to the beach! When you live in Carmel Valley you’re just minutes from Solana Beach, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe, so traveling to events and activities nearby is a breeze. I love how family-friendly Carmel Valley is also! If you’re looking for a home in San Diego, make sure to check out this incredible area.

Carmel Valley Map

Carmel Valley Neighborhoods

Rancho Pacifica

North of Del Mar Heights Road

Pacific Highlands Ranch

Torrey Del Mar

South of Del Mar Heights Road

Del Mar Mesa

Carmel Country Highlands

Torrey Hills

Carmel Valley Neighborhoods


Carmel Valley Posts

Pacific Highlands Ranch

Pacific Highlands Ranch Has Everything Your Family Needs 

Pacific Highlands Ranch is a newer area of Carmel Valley, crafted especially for family living by Pardee, the popular home building company. This area features various neighborhoods with homes ranging from 3 bedrooms and 2,200 square feet to 5 bedrooms and over 5,000 square feet. People who live in Pacific Highlands Ranch love the highly rated school systems, 1300+ acres of surrounding preserved natural habitat, and… Read More>>

Carmel Valley Police Officer

Coffee and Conversation with a Police Officer 

I recently took my son down to meet local police officers at Starbucks in The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. The officers were hosting “Coffee and Conversation” and I thought it would be a great way for my son to become familiar with the people who work to protect our community every day. The officers were very friendly, and talked about… Read More>>

Fleet Feet Carmel Valley

Fleet Feet Sports Opens

Fleet Feet San Diego, a running specialty store located in the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, opened the first day of September of this year. Fleet Feet Sports is a national chain, but each store is locally franchised. The north San Diego location is Kevin Lachenmyer’s first store, which he hopes to turn into… Read More>> 

Dolce Highlands Carmel Valley

Dolce at the Highlands Brings California/Italian Cuisine

Dolce at the Highlands is a new “farm-to-table seasonal California/Italian” restaurant located within 5 minutes of any home in Pacific Highlands Ranch, a community in Carmel Valley, San Diego. Even though it on everyone’s “favorite” list around our neighborhood, I’m sure people come from all over San Diego to experience the atmosphere and cuisine! My family and I have been going… Read More>>

Vitality Tap Carmel Valley

Why I Love Vitality Tap

We all try to live a healthy lifestyle, but as we all know, it is not an easy lifestyle to live. I always try to look for new places that are delicious, healthy, and nutrient-filled to help fulfill the healthy lifestyle I try and live. A new shopping center recently opened up in Carmel Valley, called The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. The location is very accessible to where I live, so I tend to… Read More>>

Dance Studio Carmel Valley

North County Dance Arts is a Passionate Studio

Growing up a dancer, you can imagine now as a young mother of 2 little girls how high my hopes were that one of them would enjoy this form of physical art and expression like I did. But I was happy with whatever path they chose. Yet at the age of 3 my oldest daugther Amber (who was already slaying living room dance parties, of course) stepped into her first real dance studio to give a drop-in class a try. She had fun and… Read More>>

Westroot Carmel Valley

Check Out the Vibe at Westroot Tavern

If you’re looking for dinner in Carmel Valley, there are a few casual dining, grab and go type places, but if you want a sit down meal with a cool vibe, Westroot Tavern is the way to go. Westroot offers indoor and outdoor dining options, two separate bars and a mix of high and low tables… Read More>>

Crudo Carmel Valley

Crudo Elevates Pacific Highlands Ranch to Another Level

The menu at Crudo is based on the flavors from the Mediterranean coast, with Japanese-inspired infusions. My favorite item on the menu is the “Crudotinis” which are small bites of different flavors on top of a crostini. I always get the short rib Crudotini, that comes with a hazelnut and an apple slice. The other two that I gravitate toward are the burrata and tomato Crudotini, and… Read More>>

Cinepolis Luxury Theater San Diego

Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas is a San Diego Hit

One of our families’ most anticipated leisure activities is watching a movie at Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas! Cinepolis gives you a one-of-a-kind experience where you can watch movies in big, comfy chairs with almost any candy/food/beverages you can imagine! Although it is a bit more expensive, Cinepolis provides everything you need for an incredible night out at the movies! Here are three… Read More>>

School Information

Del Mar Union School District

225 Ninth Street / Del Mar CA 92014-2716 858-755-9301 / 858-755-4361 fax

Elementary Schools

Ashley Falls
13030 Ashley Falls Drive 858.259.7812 / fax 858.259.1828

Carmel Del Mar
12345 Carmel Park Drive 858.481.6789 / fax 858.481.7418

Del Mar Heights
13555 Boquita Drive 858.755.9367 / fax: 858.509.1412

Del Mar Hills
14085 Mango Drive
858-755-9763 / fax: 858-755-6107

Ocean Air
11444 Canter Heights Drive 858.481.4040

Sage Canyon
5290 Harvest Run Drive 858.481.7844 / fax: 858.481.7949

Sycamore Ridge
5333 Old Carmel Valley Road 858-755-1060 / fax 858-794-4500

Torrey Hills
10830 Calle Mar de Mariposa

858-481-4266 / fax 858-481-0344

Solana Beach School District

309 North Rios Avenue / Solana Beach CA 92075-1298 858-794-7100 / 858-794-7105 fax

Elementary Schools

Carmel Creek
4210 Carmel Center Rd. / San Diego, CA 92130 858-794-4400 / Fax: 858-794-4450

Solana Highlands
3520 Long Run Dr. / San Diego, CA 92130 858-794-4300 / Fax: 858-794-4350

Solana Pacific
3901 Townsgate / San Diego, CA 92130 858-794-4500 / Fax: 858-794-4550

San Dieguito Union High School District

710 Encinitas Blvd. / Encinitas, CA 92024-3357 760-753-6491 / 760-943-1542 fax

Junior High Schools

Carmel Valley Middle School
3800 Mykonos Lane / San Diego, CA 92130 858-481-8221

Earl Warren Junior High
155 Stevens Street / Solana Beach, CA 92075 858-755-1558

High Schools

Torrey Pines High School
3710 Del Mar Heights Road / San Diego, CA 92130 858-755-0125

Canyon Crest High School
5951 Village Center Loop Road / San Diego, CA 92130 858-350-0253

Private Schools

San Diego Jewish Academy Upper School (grades 6-10) 11860 Carmel Creek Road

Voice (858) 704 3770 / fax (858) 704 3771 Lower School (grades K-5)
11860 Carmel Creek Road
voice (858) 704 3761 / fax (858) 704-3701

Cathedral Catholic High School
5555 Del Mar Heights Road
Phone (858) 523-4000 / Fax (858) 523-4097

Notre Dame Academy
pre-school to 8th grade
4345 Del Mar Trails Road 858.509.2300 /

Del Mar Pines (grades K-6)
3975 Torrington Street / San Diego, CA 92130 / 858-481-5615

La Jolla Country Day
9490 Genessee Ave / 858-453-3440

Fairbanks Country Day
6233 El Apajo / P.O. Box 8387 / Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858-756-0500