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Carmel Valley

Originally called North City West, Carmel Valley is a relatively new area of San Diego. Located in the North County coastal region, this planned community has many award winning aspects to it, particularly its educational aspects. While often grouped in “North County”, it is really much more similar to its southern neighbors, La Jolla and Sorrento Valley.

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Real Estate

Carmel Valley is a highly desired community. As a planned community, many of the homes here are quite new, with many different styles available for the interested buyer.


People come to Carmel Valley for the schools, which are some of the best in the nation. These schools are not San Diego city schools. The Del mar Union School District covers the elementary schools in the southern part of Carmel Valley, though none of those schools are actually in the city of Del Mar. Carmel Valley Middle School and Torrey Pines High school are operated by the San Dieguito School District.

Colleges & Universities

Del Mar Union School District, (858) 755-9301

Elementary Schools

Solana Beach School District, (858) 794-7100

Elementary Schools

San Dieguito Union High School District, (760) 753-6491

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High Schools

Private Schools


In Carmel Valley, many of the businesses here are in communications, such as AT&T and Qualcomm. There are also many medical style companies, such as Neurocine Biosciences (a research facility) and CareFusion, a maker of medical instruments.