Carmel Valley is a newer master-planned community in North San Diego County that includes single-family residences, townhomes and condominiums, award-winning schools and a vibrant business district. Situated just east of Interstate 5, within close proximity to Del Mar, Carmel Valley offers wonderful amenities, including wide-open spaces boasting neighborhood parks, hiking, and equestrian trails, yet its within easy access to downtown San Diego, including San Diego International Airport. Real estate in Carmel Valley promotes a community way of life, ideal for young professionals, families, and retirees, with a variety of housing styles for every budget. Here you will find shopping, casual dining, Farmers Markets, as well as Del Mar Highlands Town Center, an upscale open-air shopping destination offering boutiques, restaurants, music, and special events. The Community Recreational Center is popular for every member of the family hosting a variety of classes, swimming, including childrens pool with water slides, sports programs, and holiday celebrations. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is also here and visited by travelers from all over the world. For golfers, the Carmel Mountain Ranch Golf Course is a must, providing a distinguished and unique golf experience set among meticulously manicured fairways and greens.