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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Carmel Valley is a neighborhood in San Diego, California with a population of 33,394. Carmel Valley is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Carmel Valley offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Carmel Valley there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Carmel Valley and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Carmel Valley are highly rated.
About Carmel Valley...
Population
33,394

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,001,660
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,595
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Carmel Valley Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    5.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    294.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    324.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$159,766
National
$55,322
Families with Children
46%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    47%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Currently, I am graduated and leaving for college in August. 2 years ago I moved from Jamul to Carmel Valley. Jamul was very rural whereas Carmel Valley is closer to urban and city life. I attended Westview High School and during my time here I would say that it is a prosperous place, however, consequently people don't seem to be as friendly to others. I never got to know any of our neighbors and rarely saw them. This is one thing I think Carmel Valley needs to work on: Living together as a community. Maybe we could start a community garden where we grow plants for all to enjoy. Whatever it is that we do there should be a more welcoming attitude to this community. Overall, my experience in Carmel Valley was great!
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Excellent community! Great schools, beautiful parks, and friendly residents. Incredibly grateful to live in such a fine community that supports its residents and their families.
There are plenty of restaurants in Carmel Valley. The Neighborhood is very close to the beach. The beach has several surfing locations, swimming locations, and parks. The neighborhoods also have several parks with large fields and playgrounds. There is a lack of activities such as only one movie theater and no mall. While that being the case the neighborhood is not too far from downtown and La Jolla. In those places, you can find amusement parks, malls, street fairs, and farmers' markets. Living in Carmel Valley you are able to have access to those activities while still living in a family neighborhood.