The Silicon Valley of San Diego

Location, location, location: The Silicon Valley of San Diego

Looking for the perfect place to work and live? Carmel Valley, in San Diego’s North County, is becoming a hot spot for booming industries in technology, biotechnology, legal, big data analytics, real estate, commercial real estate, medical devices and pharmaceuticals — and for good reason.

Offering a diverse mix of employers in several different industries, as well as an excellent quality of life, North County has an abundance of perks and opportunities that other markets don’t offer.

Education levels might have something to do with it. Nearly 47 percent of the Carmel Valley population hold at least a master’s degree (compared with 12 percent nationally, according to Niche).

Because of a rich combination of talents and fertile business growing conditions, North County has become San Diego’s Silicon Valley. Because of the business-friendly environment and excellent quality-of-life standards (like those offered in the master-planned community of Pacific Highlands Ranch), North County has become San Diego’s hottest industrial market, notes Bisnow.

“Many of these startups, which include tech/digital, life science/biotech, action sports and cleantech R&D and manufacturing, are putting their production or research and corporate headquarters under one roof, setting off a boom in development of speculative industrial-flex projects, with a combination of warehouse features, creative office space and amenities for workers,” wrote Patricia Kirk of Bisnow.

With central San Diego out of space for new large developments, most new industrial development is either going close to the border or North County. San Diego’s North County is “seeing the most industrial development activity in the Greater San Diego market. Of the 3 million square feet of industrial development activity in the San Diego market, 2 million square feet is in North County,” wrote Kelsi Maree Borland of

This kind of growth brings an abundance of high-paying jobs, something intentionally designed by the surrounding cities. In a meeting with several city leaders along the state Route 78 corridor, it was clear that attracting young families was part of their focus in making the area attractive to new companies and business development.

“Our mission has been to attract young, educated individuals and young families to North County. We supply the talent pool,” San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond told Bisnow.

The Pacific Highlands Ranch area, an upscale suburb of San Diego, is prime real estate with superb access to this new Silicon Valley. This makes it an ideal place for current and future CEOs to live and raise a family. Coupled with excellent amenities, surroundings, short commute times and highly rated schools, Pacific Highlands Ranch is unparalleled in its offerings for educated, young professionals and their families.

As you search for your new home in Pacific Highlands Ranch, look at the many options from Pardee Homes to find a place that fits your needs. Among them are Pardee’s new neighborhoods of Almería, where modern farmhouse meets classic Spanish, and Olvera, where traditional Spanish is paired with a cool modern vibe. Both include Pardee’s LivingSmart energy-saving features and options.

Pardee Homes’ many communities at Pacific Highlands Ranch are all about offering homeowners a premium lifestyle in the middle of San Diego’s best neighborhoods — all within a short distance of North County’s new Silicon Valley.

With a quick commute, high-class living, and grand opportunities for career and business-building, the Pacific Highlands Ranch communities are sure to please both new, up-and-coming talent as well as established innovators looking to live with like-minded neighbors.

Copyright © 2018, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Taste of Del Mar

Taste of Del Mar is on Thursday, September 6 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM!

Our Del Mar Village office will be hosting a band and a food truck, as well as being one of 11 “Sip Stops” along Camino Del Mar.

Tickets are $35 for no alcohol and $45 with alcohol.

For more information on the event:


Feel free to forward on to anyone that might be interested.

Hope to see you there.

San Diego Area Farmer Markets


  • Del Mar Farmers Market The market operates year-round Saturdays 1-4pm Upper Shores Park 225 9th St.
  • Encinitas Stations Farmers Market The market operates year-round Wednesdays 4-7 pm 600 S Vulcan Ave.
  • Leucadia Farmers Market The market operates year-round Sundays 10am-2pm 185 Union St.
  • State Street Farmers Market The market operates year-round Wednesdays 3-7 pm 2907 State St., Carlsbad
  • Sunset Farmers Market The market operates year-round Thursdays 5-9 pm 401 Pier View Way, Oceanside
  • Lucky Street Productions a weekly marketplace of vintage treasures and offer a vast selection of vintage prop and set rentals for special events. Looking to buy some awesome vintage finds?
    Open every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Located at 1722 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054. They have an entire warehouse filled to the brim with unique vendors & their fabulous, flea market finds. It’s a treasure hunter’s heaven! 
  • Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market Every Sunday 9:30 – 2:00 pm. Located at 16079 San  Dieguito Rd, Rancho Santa  Fe


On Going Events


BALBOA PARK Spreckels Organ Pavilion 1549 El Prado, San Diego, 9210

Participate as a team, family, couple, or individual. Complete the adventure as quickly as possible or meander along aimlessly. The goal is to have fun outdoors and hopefully learn some interesting things along the way. All you need to play is a mobile device with web access. Tours are self-guided, so you can play any time you want. One price per team, not per person. Begins in the Organ Pavilion Parking Lot. Cost: $40 – $50 | 

 When: Ongoing until Friday, September 28, 2018 Sunday – Saturday 8am – 8 pm