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Expansion is a good word to describe Carmel Valley. Located in a central San Diego area is another.  Way back before the mid 1980s San Diego real estate boom, the area was sage brush with dirt roads east of Interstate 5 and we would head out with our Dad and shoot our guns at tin cans and bottles.  Further out Black Mtn Rd (which ran were Torrey Pines HS is now and straight east) there were some growers/ nurseries until the road ended at a Rancho Penasquitos neighborhood.  The high school Torrey Pines went up in the middle of no where one year and then it happened, tract homes built by The Pardee Co and Baldwin started to pop up. It was called "North City West" although many of the early home buyers called it "Del Mar" but it certainly wasn't Del Mar, heck Del Mar Heights wasn't Del Mar as far as the old guard was concerned. 

In 1986, 87 I was the assistant branch manager of the new Del Mar Coldwell Banker just off Del Mar Heights Rd east of I-5 and this was part of our area.  The market for these new homes was so hot, if the last sale in a neighborhood was $289,000, we would have to price the new listing in the $325,000 range as to not leave any sellers money on the table. And they would sale.  Of course that would be a bargain price now!

Finally, Carmel Valley Rd as it was just kind of disappeared and Carmel Valley was the name it came to be...it's still a San Diego address however.  That's the expansion and it moved east like a wild fire. 

The central location, traffic heading south thins out here as the lanes widen and there are two choices for heading south, the 805 or 5. So its rather quick trip if your office is south, say San Diego downtown, this is a good choice for the high earner in the family, as the price point is higher then the areas to the east down Hwy 52 but its beach close to Torrey Pines and the famous and popular Del Mar beaches.

Interested in Carmel Valley?  Don't hesitate to contact us for any real estate need or question you may have.

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