Carmel Valley

Known for its picturesque landscapes, excellent schools, and high standard of living.

Welcome to Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley is a vibrant and upscale community located in the northern part of San Diego, California. Known for its picturesque landscapes, excellent schools, and high standard of living, Carmel Valley attracts residents who value a family-oriented environment and a blend of suburban comfort and urban amenities.
 
Nestled between the Pacific coastline and the picturesque hills of Del Mar, Carmel Valley enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate, characterized by warm summers and mild winters. The area's natural beauty is complemented by well-maintained parks, open spaces, and a network of walking and biking trails, making it ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking an active lifestyle.
 
Carmel Valley is renowned for its top-rated schools, making it a popular choice for families. The community is served by the highly regarded Del Mar Union School District and the San Dieguito Union High School District, which consistently rank among the best in the state. The presence of excellent educational institutions contributes to the area's family-friendly atmosphere.
 
In terms of amenities, Carmel Valley offers a range of shopping centers, dining options, and recreational facilities. The Del Mar Highlands Town Center and the Piazza Carmel Shopping Center are two popular destinations for residents, featuring a variety of retail stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The area also hosts numerous community events and festivals throughout the year, fostering a strong sense of community and engagement.
 
Carmel Valley's central location provides convenient access to neighboring communities and attractions. The stunning beaches of Del Mar and Torrey Pines State Reserve are just a short drive away, offering residents opportunities for relaxation and outdoor activities. Additionally, the community's proximity to major employment centers, such as the Sorrento Valley and La Jolla, makes it an attractive choice for professionals seeking a convenient commute.
 
Overall, Carmel Valley is a sought-after community in San Diego, offering a blend of natural beauty, excellent schools, and a high quality of life. Its idyllic setting, coupled with a strong sense of community, makes it an appealing place to call home for individuals and families alike.

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Overview for Carmel Valley, CA

48,576 people live in Carmel Valley, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $79,634. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

48,576

Total Population

41 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$79,634

Average individual Income

Around Carmel Valley, CA

There's plenty to do around Carmel Valley, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

31
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
20
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including North County Aikikai, Redline Motorsports, and Dance Me Fit.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 4.52 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.23 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.32 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.18 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.41 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.94 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Carmel Valley, CA

Carmel Valley has 17,764 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Carmel Valley do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 48,576 people call Carmel Valley home. The population density is 6,806.232 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

48,576

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41

Median Age

48.91 / 51.09%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
17,764

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$79,634

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Carmel Valley, CA

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Primary Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Carmel Valley. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Solana Highlands Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
Carmel Del Mar Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Solana Pacific Elementary
PUBLIC
4th - 6th
5/5
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Cathedral Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5

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