Carmel Valley is an affluent planned community in north west San Diego. The area overlooks the Pacific Ocean and is minutes to the coast and nearby Del Mar.
Bordered by Los Peñasquitos Canyon and Torrey Hills to the south; to the east by Pacific Highlands Ranch and Del Mar Mesa; and to the west by Interstate 5 and Torrey Pines. Nearby is the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, where one of two strands of the endangered Torrey Pine is found to occur.
The family-friendly lifestyle has made it a favorite residential location. Carmel Valley is also home to Fairmont Grand DelMar for golfing and spa retreats.