Del Mar - Where the Surf Meets the Turf
Del Mar is the closest you will come to finding a true village atmosphere in coastal San Diego County. This is the ideal location in center of San Diego’s coastline featuring a unique upscale flair. Near-perfect weather year-round attracts a steady stream of repeat visitors, as well as perspective home buyers who come to Del Mar to enjoy miles of coastline, two beautiful beaches, the famous Torrey Pines State Reserve, and outstanding dining and shopping in a quaint village, dotted with historical cottages and the finest in innovative architectural design. Del Mar is the closest you will come to finding a true village atmosphere in coastal San Diego County.
Dining and Shopping
For a small community, Del Mar has a large number of superb restaurants, located mostly on the main street of Camino Del Mar, by the beach, and along Via De La Valle. Small boutiques abound, both on Camino Del Mar and in the Del Mar Plaza which is on the corner of Camino Del Mar and 15th Street. A number of the dining establishments are dog-friendly.
The Del Mar Fairgrounds
During the off-season, the site of the race track, The Fairgrounds, is home to many attractions including horse shows, trade shows, concerts, and the famous Del Mar Fair, which draws over 750,000 people from mid-June through early July.
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Race Track is open from late July through early September, packing the town with racing buffs. The racetrack was built in the 1930’s as the brainchild of local celebrities, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante, and Pat O’Brien. Bing wrote and recorded a song to commemorate the track’s opening in 1937. “Where the Surf Meets the Turf ” is still played before the first race. Many of the jockeys and trainers at the Del Mar Racetrack have reached legendary status as well.
Del Mar City Beach is a sunbather’s paradise, suitable for swimming, body surfing, boardsurfing, surffishing, strolling jogging, frisbee, and paddleball. A grassy play area, Seagrove Park, sits on the short bluffs overlooking the beach from the south end. The park, coastal walkway, and beach are separated from town by railroad tracks.
Dog Beach is located at the end of Via de la Valle and is a dedicated park by The Helen Woodward Animal Center.
Torrey Pines State Beach is a coastal beach just south of Del Mar and north of La Jolla. A quintessential Southern California beach, it is at the bottom of 300-foot sandstone cliffs. At the south end of the beach, the Torrey Pines State Reserve offers hiking trails with magnificent ocean views and the rare Torrey Pine trees.
Neighborhoods in Del Mar:
With only 5-15 sales per year, these single family detached homes (total 234) are located close to the
Water. Attached homes (total 150). There are approximately 90 homes located on the sand.
Del Mar Bluffs
With no more than 6 sales per year, Del Mar Bluffs single family detached homes (total 103) are located on the bluff above the Del Mar beach . Attached home sales (316) are more plentiful.
Del Mar Heights
Located further inland off of Del Mar Heights Road, these single family detached homes (total 1644). Attached homes (total 406).
Del Mar Terrace
These single family detached homes (total 305) are located on terraced land at the south end of Del
Mar . The attached homes (total 428).
Olde Del Mar
These single family detached homes (total 826). There are very few attached homes (total 11) in this residential neighborhood.
Via De La Valle and North
This area includes all the Del Mar properties east of I-5 and north of Via De La Valle, including
Rancho Del Mar, as well as the land south of Via De La Valle from El Camino Real to the Polo Club development. With a more rural feel, the single family detached homes here (total 760).
The attached homes (total 239) are mostly located near the race track.