Carmel Valley is a great neighborhood for people in the market for a more upscale neighborhood to live in. The area has a host of amenities that are fit for more high-end lifestyles and is home to fairly many businesses, including hotels and a variety of retail establishments that serve the residents of the area pretty well. Carmel Valley’s great location is one of the reasons why a lot of businesses can be found in the area. It provides easy access to both State Route 56 and Interstate 5, making Carmel Valley ideal for people looking to commute to and from work in other neighboring cities.
Just to the east of Carmel Valley sits Pacific Highlands Ranch, a relatively large and new residential community. The area’s residential development was approved recently in 1998, making it very young. What this means is that residents can expect a still developing and burgeoning neighborhood that is being designed specifically to cater to their needs.
Pacific Highlands Ranch is actually being developed for family living and features a variety of housing options. The schools and school system of both areas are highly rated and are some of the most well regarded in San Diego. There are also private schools operating in and around the areas, such as Notre Dame Academy and High Bluff Academy.
Residents in both neighborhoods enjoy a ton of great dining options like The Butchery Quality Meats that serve awesome sandwiches and other meat-centric dishes, The Toast Café, which is also a popular option, and Nick’s Del Mar a favorite among locals in the area. Shopping options are varied, and as expected for a more affluent area, are more high-end.
Carmel Valley and Pacific Highlands Ranch are excellent choices for people looking at high-end and family-friendly residential options.