The City of San Diego has been called a “City of Villages,” and Carmel Valley is one of those
villages. Carmel Valley is a newer, master-planned community that has matured into a place
where people can live, work and play. Families with children are attracted by the large houses and
award-winning schools. Area amenities and easy access to much of San Diego County make the
commercial center of Carmel Valley ideal for corporate offices, hotels, shopping and restaurants.
Recreational options include many neighborhood parks, a community recreation center, athletic
clubs, golf and the nearby beaches at Torrey Pines and Del Mar. An early experimenter in smart
growth, Carmel Valley includes open space areas and an extensive trail system.