Carmel Valley, a newer residential community located just east of I-5 and Del Mar on the northern edge of the City of San Diego, has earned a reputation as an ideal place to raise a family. A master plan for the region was originally developed in 1974, but development of the residential areas began in 1983. There is now a wide variety of neighborhoods and homes, including luxury multimillion dollar properties, executive style homes, townhomes, condominiums and apartments.
Many of the residents are professionals and executives who work in the high-tech and bio-tech industries, either in the nearby developing business park located within Carmel Valley itself or in adjacent Sorrento Mesa or Sorrento Valley. They tend to be highly educated, family oriented and enjoy an active lifestyle.