Looking for perfect year-round weather, gorgeous beaches and prime real estate? The city of Del Mar has all this and more! This small, quaint seaside town is located about 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego. Del Mar has the best of both worlds: a small town feel, combined with an upscale luxury lifestyle. This San Diego city is also known for its famous thoroughbred racetrack and county fair, gourmet restaurants and unique boutique shopping. Del Mar has grown over the years and today about 4,500 residents call this gorgeous city their home.
The downtown section of Del Mar is often referred to as “The Village”. This historic area of Del Mar dates all the way back to the 1880s! The Village of Del Mar is now lined with over 60 shops, hotels and dozens of award-winning restaurants with café-like settings and ocean views. Del Mar is unique in that you will find four-star restaurants alongside surf shops and organic markets. The weekly farmer’s market in Del Mar is a favorite among residents and visitors alike.
The famous Del Mar Racetrack was made popular during Hollywood’s Golden Age when celebrities would make the drive from Los Angeles to bet on the horses and escape the fast-paced LA life. While Del Mar still enjoys celebrity visitors, the city has become much more focused on its community and residents. Many faculty and students of the nearby University of San Diego reside in Del Mar, along with employee of Scripps Clinic and the prominent Salk Institute.
Del Mar’s beaches are some of the top in the country. Pristine white sand and tons of sun draw thousands of people a year. Go biking on the many trails or take a hike through gorgeous Torrey Pines State Reserve. Del Mar has world-renowned golf and boasts some of the most exclusive and private courses around. Enjoy an outdoor concert during the summer months or play at one of the many public parks all throughout Del Mar.
Real estate in Del Mar is unparalleled. Del Mar consists of historical beach cottages, custom built homes hidden in the beautiful hillsides, condominiums and stunning beach front homes. Many of Del Mar’s homes have a Frank Lloyd Wright or contemporary influence. There is truly something for every taste and budget in the city of Del Mar. This real estate market is one of the most desirable in which to invest in because of all that Del Mar has to offer.
Del Mar is considered by many to be one of the most gorgeous beach communities in the whole country. Whether you come for the shopping and track or decide to make Del Mar your home, this San Diego city is truly special and not to be missed!