At the core of its being, Del Mar, California is luxury. Just as Paris is known as the glimmering jewel of France, Del Mar is the quintessential beach city of the San Diego area. It officially became a city in 1959 and was designed to be an exclusive oceanfront resort destination. Though the smallest city in San Diego County, Del Mar continually attracts the rich and the famous as they seek temporary beachfront escapes and opulent permanent residences. With an extensive list of truly remarkable features, amenities, attractions, and opportunities, Del Mar is a must-consider destination for all luxury home buyers in Southern California. Del Mar encompasses several neighborhoods including Beach Colony, Brisas Del Mar, Cabo Santa Fe, Del Mar Hills, Del Mar Terrace, Rancho Del Mar, Rural Del Mar, Olde Del Mar, Sea Point Del Mar, Sandy Lane, Sun Valley, and Del Mar Heights. Del Mar Heights is by far the largest neighborhood, home to a majority of Del Mar residents, and is an affluent, upscale residential community located just minutes from the beach. This prestigious community of primarily single family homes has just a handful of condominiums and townhouses. Though possessing all you would expect from a coastal city in this region, this is no ordinary Southern California community. This is a special place for special people, as the average estimated value of detached homes here is almost double the average of homes throughout the rest of the state. Residents of Del Mar Heights, which is located on the eastern side of the city, enjoy quick and convenient access to shopping and dining opportunities along Carmel Valley Road which borders the neighborhood on the western and southern sides. There are also a few businesses on Del Mar Heights Road. Residents also enjoy close proximity and convenient access to Interstate 5, Torrey Preserve, Carmel Valley and Solana Beach. With mind-blowing panoramic views of the ocean, the beaches in Del Mar are known to be some of the nicest in the county. When you make Del Mar your new home, you can take a beachside stroll and enjoy an elegant dinner at San Diego’s only AAA Five Diamond restaurant, Addison. Overlooking the Pacific Coast, the Del Mar Plaza affords additional opportunities for exquisite dining, as well as upscale shopping and fine art galleries. In addition to fine dining and upscale shopping, Del Mar also boasts alluring opportunities for reveling in the area’s jaw-dropping natural beauty. The Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve affords residents one such opportunity, with over 4,000 acres through which you can hike and bike. On top of the many recreational options, the area is also known for exciting and family-friendly entertainment. The Del Mar Racetrack and the Del Mar Fairgrounds have year-round activities for both the young and the young-at-heart. At the Fairgrounds you can enjoy all that epitomizes Southern California at the San Diego County Fair, the sixth largest fair in the nation. Furthermore, every September, here you’ll find the Taste of Del Mar, an event that attracts around 1.5 million people from across the globe. The event includes culinary extravagance, exhilarating live performances, interactive play areas for children, and much more. This community of privilege and prestige also boasts excellent public schools. Students here are served by the Del Mar Union School District which oversees Del Mar Hills Elementary, Del Mar Heights Elementary, Carmel Valley Middle and other highly rated institutions. That said, the private school options in the community are exceedingly impressive and over half of the students in the Del Mar Heights neighborhood are enrolled in private schools. Adding to the desirability of this idyllic community are the gorgeous Del Mar homes. Del Mar real estate epitomizes elegance and style. Del Mar luxury real estate encompasses homes of many different styles, including European and Spanish architecture, villas, custom and semi-custom homes in modern styles, as well as properties in enclaves, gated communities and of course, distinguished beachfront properties. If you would like more information regarding the extraordinary luxury homes of Del Mar, California, please do not hesitate to contact us today.