Spanish for “Of the Sea”, Del Mar has many of the typical components of a Southern California coastal town, combined with countless unique facets that make it one of the most coveted neighborhoods in all of San Diego County. With a mediterranean-subtropical climate, warm dry summers are great for spending long days at the beach, and the winters are considered chilly when it drops below 50 degrees.
The Del Mar Racetrack, one of the most storied landmarks in the state, provides an intriguing historical background for the town. Built in 1936 by the Thoroughbred Club, with founding member Bing Crosby providing leadership, the racetrack still carries the decades-long tradition by honoring Bing Crosby every year on Opening Day.
A perfect place for any outdoors enthusiast, many residents enjoy hiking, cycling, surfing, fishing, swimming, beach volleyball, and paddle-boarding - just to name a few of the options. The school district is one of the best in San Diego County. A sense of belonging grips every member of the community, regardless of whether they are native to the area or just recently moved into the neighborhood. Oh, and If you're a dog lover, you're going to love Del Mar.
~ Del Mar Race Track
~ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
~ San Diego County Fair
~ Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary
~ Seagrove Park
~ Del Mar Plaza
~ Pacifica Del Mar
~ Del Mar Farmer's Market
~ 17th Street Lifeguard Tower
~ Black's Beach
~ Sea Cave Kayaking
~ Torrey Pines State Beach
Area Feel: Urban/Suburban Mix
Median Home Value: $2,000,001
Del Mar School District is founded on thinking, inspiration, and impact. Students experience a high quality instructional core defined by strong academics and superb instructional practice. Engaging, flexible learning environments are alive with critical thinking, real-world applications to solving problems, and curiosity that is encouraged via creativity and innovation. Visit the District for more information about each school, enrollment requirements, and activities.
Skyline Elementary School
Solana Vista Elementary School
Del Mar Heights Elementary School
Del Mar Hills Elementary School
La Jolla Country Day School
Santa Fe Christian School
Del Mar Montessori School
Earl Warren Middle School
La Jolla Country Day School
Sea Change Preparatory School
The Rhoades School
Del Mar Hills Academy
Canyon Crest High School
Torrey Pines High School
San Dieguito High School
Sunset High School
St. James Academy
Cathedral Catholic High School
Del Mar is situated on the Coast, and can be reached via the I-5 Freeway, or along Camino Del Mar, which turns into Pacific Coast Highway.
The 5 is conveniently placed so one can reach it from any point in Del Mar in roughly 10 minutes.
In general, traffic in Del Mar is moderate. The area experiences more congestion when the Racetrack is in season, or the Del Mar Fair is occurring.
Neighborhoods are removed from major thoroughfares, and do not experience noise from traffic.
#2 "Best Neighborhoods to Live in San Diego"
#1 "Best Places to Retire in California"
#4 "Best Public Schools in San Diego"
Most Residents Own their Homes
Given an A+ Rating by Niche
Award Winning Public Schools
High Activity & Small Community Feel
Pet Friendly Town
"Quiet and clean, Del Mar is a wonderful area with pristine beaches, great nature preserves, and seasonal festivals. With the Racetrack in swing there is always something to do around town. Great food and fair for everyone!"
"Del Mar is the town of my dreams. Since I was younger and my parents would take me to the Del Mar fair each summer, I always said I would live there one day. Fast forward 20 years, and my husband and I now live here with our kids. Being able to wake up each day and walk along the beach or go have breakfast at one of the charming restaurants in town is like living in utopia!"
"The beaches are beautiful, the schools are advanced, and it's a very safe neighborhood. It's great for teenage kids, because the small businesses in the community are open to hiring for summer jobs, which is nice once they grow out of summer camps! Even though we moved here when our eldest was 11, this community feels like it has been our home forever. Very inclusive feel, and friendly neighbors. We love it."
"I have lived in Del Mar for three years, and I love it. The schools are all the same distance away, and the beach is walking distance. The highway is very close as well, which makes for easy commuting."
"Since moving to Del Mar, I've been given the opportunity to start fresh in this wonderful environment. Everyone is very welcoming and neighborly. The town itself is very dog friendly, which is a huge plus for me because I have two dogs. I'm also in love with the location; between the ocean, the views, the sunny weather, and relaxing on the beach, it doesn't get much better than this!"