Carmel Valley, San Diego, CA

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Once the home of dairies, ranches, and farms, Carmel Valley is now home to many lifestyles – from rustic, sprawling ranches to dramatic million dollar homes.


With lush golf courses and breathtaking views, visitors and residents alike are always in awe of Carmel Valley’s natural beauty. Locals include fourth generation farmers and ranchers as well as hollywood and political notables. Visitors to Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach can leave the fog behind and, within just a few minutes, enjoy Carmel Valley’s rolling countryside and abundant sunshine. Carmel Valley stretches eastward from the Pacific Ocean on Carmel Valley Road. Here at this crossroad, called “the mouth of the Valley” by locals, are several large shopping areas filled with a wide variety of delightful restaurants, markets, and shops. Whether you’re interested in freshly caught fish from the nearby Monterey Bay waters, French country linens, an unusual book, or precious jewels, Carmel Valley is the place to stroll through lovely garden decked shops. Continuing east, you pass championship golf courses, including the newly renovated, Quail Lodge Resort, set against a back drop of dramatic California hills. Horses and cows begin to appear along with organic farms and local vegetable stands, yet are sprinkled with antique shops, enjoyable restaurants, world class lodges, and the Chateau Julien Winery. Join the hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and dog lovers at Garland Regional Park about eight miles in. Only a short 12 miles inland is the quaint Carmel Valley Village. Here many of the winegrowers of the Carmel Valley Appellation have delightful tasting rooms, making an afternoon of wine tasting a breeze. For those more athletically inclined, Holman Ranch offers horseback riding for every level. The Village is also home to a variety of superb restaurants, delightful shops and interesting galleries. There are many choices of lodging in Carmel Valley, from the exquisite Bernardus Lodge to the Hidden Valley Elderhostel, with many choices in between including Carmel Valley Lodge, Los Laureles Lodge, Carmel Valley Country Inns, and Gardiner’s Resort. The Magic Circle or Hidden Valley Theaters may have a play or concert for your evening enjoyment. Beyond the Village, Carmel Valley Road winds towards the vineyards of Cachagua and the famous Tassajara Hot Springs and Zen Center, passing great cattle ranches and forest wilderness.   The remote beauty of Carmel Valley makes it a perfect venue for a wedding celebration or other special occasion. But whether you choose to visit Carmel Valley for a long, relaxing weekend or decide to make Carmel Valley your home, you will be continually delighted by the natural beauty, myriad of activities, breadth of resources, and welcoming community.

Carmel Valley boasts one of the best school systems in the country, annually scoring incredibly high on standardized testing. There’s a wealth of schools to choose from, with 11 public elementary schools, 2 public middle schools, and 2 public high schools. There are also plenty of great options with 6 top notch private schools available in the area.

Public Elementary Schools   Solana Highlands Long Run Drive Office: 858.794.4300 Fax: 858.794.4350 CDC: 858.794.4377

Carmel Creek: 4210 Carmel Center Road Office: (858) 794-4400 Fax: (858) 794-4450 Absence: (858) 794-4451 CDC: (858) 794-4477

Solana Pacific: 3901 Townsgate Drive Office: (858) 794-4500 Fax: (858) 794-4550 CDC: (858) 794-4577 Absence: (858) 794-4551

Ashley Falls: 13030 Ashley Falls Drive voice 858.259.7812 fax 858.259.1828   Carmel Del Mar 12345 Carmel Park Drive voice 858.481.6789 fax 858.481.7418

Del Mar Heights: 13555 Boquita Drive Del Mar, CA 92014 voice:858.755.9367 fax:858.509.1412

Del Mar Hills: 14085 Mango Drive Del Mar, CA 92014 voice: 858.755.9763 fax: 858.755.6107

Sage Canyon: 5290 Harvest Run Drive voice: 858.481.7844 fax: 858.481.7949

Torrey Hills: 10830 Calle Mar de Mariposa voice: 858.481.4266 fax: 858.481.0344

Sycamore Ridge: 5333 Old Carmel Valley Road voice: 858-755-1060 Ocean Air 11444 Canter Heights Drive voice: 858.481.4040

Public Junior High Schools:  Carmel Valley Middle School 3800 Mykonos Lane 858-481-8221 CVMS Daily Bulletin Earl Warren Junior High 155 Stevens Street Solana Beach, CA 92075 858-755-1558

Public High Schools: Torrey Pines High School 3710 Del Mar Heights Road 858-755-0125 (Torrey Pines High School Foundation)

Canyon Crest High School 5951 Village Center Loop Road 858-350-0253 (Canyon Crest High School Foundation)

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 858-523-4000

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

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

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