Del Mar is one of the most well-known beach locations in San Diego and Southern California. It has appeared in Time magazine’s list of the 100 greatest beaches in the world along with being referenced in the Beach Boys hit Surfin’ USA’! Colonel Jacob Taylor purchased the city in 1885. Originally his intentions were developing an exclusive seaside resort for the rich and famous. Del Mar lives up to its reputation as an affluent, elite place to reside and has indeed been home to many notable people over the years from sports stars to musicians.
Del Mar features a small population of just over 4,000. The city retains that relaxed, small town feel with its quaint, coastal atmosphere and stunning views. Del Mar is Spanish for “by the sea” so it’s no surprise that it is home to amazing ocean views.
Potential home buyers and visitors flock to Del Mar in droves throughout the year. This is due to its impeccable climate and the wide range of things to see and do. Del Mar racetrack and fairgrounds, the Torrey Pines State Beach, San Diego County Fair and a popular antique show are just a few of the nearby attractions. Pristine beaches, unique shopping, and gourmet dining are also on offer here as well as a thriving organic farmers’ market.
Del Mar is not just a resort town; there is a thriving business economy here too with plenty of job opportunities located in the corporate hub of Del Mar Highlands. Families can also be assured that there are conveniently located world-class schools, including the notable Torrey Pines High School. With plans in place to extend the scenic seven-mile hiking trail around the perimeter of the city, there will be even more opportunities in the future to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh ocean air.
Despite its popularity, the town’s zoning allows its size and expansion to be kept in check. This allows the community to retain its friendly high-class vibe and charming character. The city boasts some of the most exclusive and expensive homes in all of the United States. It is no surprise that most of these homes come with extravagant features and views of the slowly breaking waves along the pristine stretch of pacific shoreline. Other real estate offerings range from quaint coastal bungalows to classy condominiums located closer to the various corporate centers.
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