DEL MAR HOMES FOR SALE, SAN DIEGO
Nicknamed “where the turf meets the surf,” Del Mar is a charming San Diego seaside village near the popular Del Mar thoroughbred racetrack. Just south of Del Mar is La Jolla and the Los Penasquitos Marsh Natural Preserve, and to the north is Solana Beach and the San Dieguito River Valley.
Del Mar is conveniently located just 18 miles north of downtown San Diego via the I-5, with Del Mar ocean front homes and other real estate offering stunning Pacific Ocean views, more than two miles of sandy beaches, wooded hillsides, high-end shopping and dining, some of the best hiking in San Diego County, excellent school districts, and a laid-back, seaside lifestyle.
The famous Del Mar Racetrack constructed in the 1930s attracts millions of visitors each year, and has also helped make Del Mar one of the first choices of the rich and famous for a second home. Del Mar real estate is also highly sought after for its proximity to the University of California at San Diego and its top biomedical facilities that include the Scripps Clinic and the Salk Institute.
Del Mar home owners enjoy a casual yet elegant lifestyle. Del Mar’s famed beach town is a six-block area along the main Camino Del Mar street that entices residents and tourists with its gourmet restaurants, trendy apparel shops, and the European-style Del Mar Plaza with its ocean-side patio and high-end shopping and dining. Del Mar residents also enjoy fantastic hiking in the nearby, 2,000-acre Torrey Pines State Reserve.
Del Mar has made a concentrated effort to maintain its rustic coastal charm with its preservation of the area’s beautiful Torrey Pines trees as well as size limits on new structures. As a result, most existing Del Mar homes were built between 1950 to 1980 and only a few new homes are added to the available Del Mar real estate each year.
Del Mar real estate offers excellent San Diego home choices that are almost always in high demand. Del Mar homes for sale include Del Mar condos with a modest ocean view, quaint cottages tucked in the wooded hillside of Del Mar Village, or a luxury ocean front Del Mar properties that command a high premium.
Del Mar homes for sale are typically priced from the $600s to $4 million or more, and Del Mar condos for sale can run from the $200s to over $1 million.