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Neighborhood Guide: Carmel Valley (92130)

Neighborhood Guide: Carmel Valley (92130)

Here you’ll find an array of amenities, outdoor recreation and excellent schools.

Chic, “coastal ranch”, Carmel Valley brings an opportunity for clients to find homes ready for entertaining, welcoming neighborhoods, and access to the best in dining, schools, and parks. Bordering Del Mar to the west, Fairbanks Ranch to the north, and Torrey Highlands to the east, you find yourself in one of San Diego’s safest locales with the beauty of nature all around.

There is a reason this neighborhood checks off the boxes of wants and needs and why I’ve been able to sell properties in record time. It’s a highly sought-after community where you can as easily find yourself with your toes in the sand or setting foot on the golf course. Our team put together this neighborhood guide to ensure you get to experience our favorites, which include our San Diego Compass office headquarters at One Paseo.

In fact, we’ll start our tour at One Paseo, where homeowners will soon find San Diego’s first Serena & Lily store set to open in Spring 2021 alongside International Smoke, the wildly popular collaboration between Chef Michael Mina and lifestyle expert and bestselling cookbook author, Ayesha Curry. Head for an evening stroll and dinner. (Reservations recommended.) One of our favorite dishes? Their Smoked St. Louis-Cut Pork Ribs in American Barbeque.

Weekend mornings can’t really get better than a hike up Torrey Pines Reserve with brunch afterwards. Some of our favorite brunch spots include Snooze at Del Mar Highlands Town Center, Breakfast Republic at Pacific Highland Ranch and The Clubhouse Grill at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

Fitness enthusiasts need not look much farther than Carmel Valley with a line-up of boutique fitness locations open and expanding including Club Pilates, Soul Cycle and incoming Row House at Del Mar Highlands Town Center. The Bay Club has such avid fans, I think their daily stops in for tennis, swim and fitness – as well as their social club, dining and spa – make this another community hub of Carmel Valley.

The resort lifestyle of Carmel Valley affords homeowners the chance to walk scenic trails, sit poolside and enjoy evening entertainment making it a place to call home season after season. If you’re considering a move, our team is happy to provide you with a collection of hand-picked homes that fit every box on your list in Carmel Valley.

We even rounded up some of our favorites to follow on Instagram to get the latest happenings about what’s new and now in Carmel Valley:

  • @fairmontgranddelmar, for a getaway to experience this town or staycation
  • @onepaseo, for shopping and our future local HQ
  • @delmarhighlands, for your local grocery, shops, movies & more
  • @familyentourage, for local ideas with the family
  • @vuoriclothing, for local athleisure style
  • @ torreypinesgolf for Torrey Pines Golf Course offering two championship courses with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Home of the 2021 U.S. Open. #SDCityGolf
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Garret Milligan

A lifelong resident of Rancho Santa Fe, Garret was raised in a family deeply integrated in the historic and vibrant community. Garret developed an affinity for the real estate industry at a young age by observing his mother—one of the community’s most successful real estate agents for more than 30 years—and learning the secrets to becoming a personable, yet results-oriented Realtor. He became the youngest partner in an elite luxury real estate legacy in ‘the Ranch’ in 2012 and quickly honed his skills, developed a vast network of industry resources, and built an impressive list of satisfied clients.

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