Carmel Valley homes for sale are sought after for their accessible location, great schools, convenient amenities, and relatively new construction. The area is a particularly popular neighborhood choice for families with children due to the neighborhood’s well-regarded schools. Carmel Valley is situated east of the 5 freeway and Del Mar, north of Sorrento Valley, and south of Rancho Santa Fe.
About Carmel Valley
Carmel Valley is primarily associated with the 92130 zip code. Although primarily residential, there are several pockets of commercial areas throughout. The western edge of Carmel Valley adjacent to the 5 freeway is the most commercially developed. Given the many different neighborhoods within Carmel Valley, you often find small commercial areas serving those specific areas. A grocery store or restaurant is rarely far away. Many people commuting to work in Sorrento Valley or near UCSD find Carmel Valley’s commute times desirable. The 56 Freeway also provides efficient access to both the 5 freeway (to the west) and the 15 freeway (to the east).
Carmel Valley Real Estate
Carmel Valley homes for sale are primarily single family (detached homes). However, you can find condos for sale in Carmel Valley as well. Compared to neighborhoods further East, or luxury communities such as Rancho Santa Fe or La Jolla, Carmel Valley homes for sale typically occupy relatively small lots for the square footage of the home. With many areas more recently developed, home builders sought to maximize the number of homes they could build in a given area. Although lot size and privacy can be limited, most homes are generously sized in terms of their indoor square footage.