Del Mar Real Estate
Del Mar is a seaside destination famous for the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club "Where The Surf Meets The Turf." Luxury homes are along the beach colony, bluff, and hillside with ocean views. Research real estate market trends and find homes for sale Del Mar CA. Search for new homes, open houses, recently sold homes, and recent price reductions in Del Mar. To change how the search is displayed, click the gray button next to "Sort" to display houses in Del Mar by price, number of bedrooms, or days on the market.
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Living In Del Mar
In 1885, Colonel Jacob Taylor purchased this area with plans to turn it into an upscale coastal resort town. He made this dream a reality when he opened the town’s first resort, Casa Del Mar, in 1886. The plans for this resort followed the expansion of the railroad line that connected Los Angeles and San Diego, a development that made the area far more accessible and put the town of Del Mar on the map. During World War II, Del Mar was the site of a Naval Auxiliary Air Facility, a base of operations for the United States Navy that focused on the maintenance of blimps. Since then, this area has been primarily residential, with a focus on family friendly activities and upscale, beachfront living.
Today, this affluent community has a median household income of around $170,000. The town covers an area of 1.8 square miles and is home to just over 4,000 people. The children of Del Mar attend one of the eight K-8 schools in the Del Mar Union School District. They will then go on to attend high school in the San Dieguito Union High School District.
Del Mar Life
Del Mar’s Mediterranean subtropical climate attracts those that are looking for great weather year round. This type of climate is known for its warm, dry summers and its mild, wet winters. Del Mar’s average yearly temperature is around 65 °F, with an average summertime high of 85 °F and an average wintertime low of just over 40 °F. Del Mar’s southern border is formed by the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon, an area that was formerly known as The Soledad Lagoon. This lagoon’s present day name comes from the Spanish phrase meaning “The Little Cliffs.” The Los Peñasquitos Lagoon was originally a tidal estuary that has been used as a part of several water treatment plants. Today, the California Division of Parks and Recreation own the land. It has been designated as a State Preserve, meaning that only certain people and organizations are allowed to access this protected area. The state of California also owns the adjacent lands known as the Torrey Pines State Beach and the Torrey Pines State Reserve. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is a 2,000 acre park that is characterized by its iconic cliffs and plateaus that tower over Torrey Pines State Beach. This area is home a vibrant array of native plants and animals, including rabbits, bobcats, coyotes, cacti, and of course, the Torrey pine. This lagoon is also an important stop for several species of migratory seabirds, making it a popular destination for birdwatchers of all ages. Del Mar’s residents will enjoy attending the various events that are held throughout the year at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Here, the Del Mar racetrack operates during the summer and fall. This arena can seat up to 44,000 spectators, making it the 2nd largest horse-racing arena on the west coast. It operates in conjunction with the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the Surfside Race Place, and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.
The median home value in Del Mar is just over $1.5 million, with the majority of the properties being upscale, stand alone single family homes. These houses typically have spacious yards with tall palm trees, attached garages, and plenty of windows and glass doors. The backyard pools and attached decks or spacious patios are perfect for enjoying the sunny, Southern California weather. Many of these homes also have stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, and newly renovated bathrooms, making them a great choice if you are looking for a move in ready home in a top-notch location.
Del Mar Neighborhoods
Del Mar Place
Del Mar Place is south of Del Mar Heights Rd. Streets within Del Mar Place include Saddle Mountain Court, Heritage Glen Lane, Falcon Ridge Court, Lone Cypress Place, Black Pine Place, Chaparral Ridge Road, Whispering Woods Court, Foxhollow Court, Ocean Valley Lane, Cypress Glen Place, Pine Meadow Court, Crest Knolls Court, Sunset Bluffs Way, and Monterey Cypress Way.
Del Mar Gated Communities
Las Vistas is a gated Del Mar community east of highway 5. The premier properties in Las Vistas have frontage on 12th green of the Lomas Santa Fe country club golf course. Las Vistas has a community pool and tennis courts.
Fairbanks Polo Club
Fairbanks Polo Club is a luxury gated neighborhood with fifty five homes near the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The community amenities include a tennis court, pool and spa. Fairbanks Polo Club property’s have views of the Polo Field, the Del Mar Racetrack, and the Ocean. There are three floor plans: The Riviera 2280 square feet, Oakbrook 2760 square feet, and Saratoga 3166 square feet.
Rancho Del Mar
Rancho Del Mar is an exclusive gated community of 26 custom homes in Del Mar California.
Point Del Mar
Located just west of the 5, Point Del Mar is a Mediterranean gated community of ninety eight residences built in 1985 with three to four bedroom floor plans. There is a pool, spa, two lighted tennis courts, and basketball hoop.
Del Mar Polo Estates
Del Mar Polo Estates is privately gated and are located off of Via De La Valle and De La Valle Place.
Torrey Point Estates
Del Mar Torrey Point Estates is privately gated and are located off of Carmel Valley Road boasting surf views.
Rancho Del Mar Estates
Rancho Del Mar Estates is a gated community in Rancho Del Mar.
Sandy Lane is a private gated enclave of primarily beachfront luxury homes at the north end of Del Mar adjacent to Del Mar North Beach. Aumann Bender & Associates represented the buyer on the most significant trade in 2014, 2938 Sandy Lane for $16,000,000.