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San Diego Neighborhood Spotlight: Del Mar Heights

Just off the coast of North County San Diego is where you’ll find Del Mar Heights. An affluent, upscale, prestigious and highly sought-after neighborhood. 

About Del Mar HeightS

Del Mar Heights was ranked #5 best places to live in San Diego with a livability score of 82 out of 100– making it an exceptional place to buy a home as per www.areavibes.com
The population in Del Mar Heights is 15,712 (that’s 31% lower than San Diego), making it an alluring place to live for anyone that wants to avoid the hustle and bustle of surrounding areas. 
Del Mar at the Racetrack2
Plenty of amenities, low crime rates, great schools a high employment rate and a strong housing market makes Del Mar Heights a great place to live at a higher price point. 

Del Mar Heights Real Estate MarkeT

 The price of Real Estate in Del Mar Heights is 38% higher than San Diego with an average median home price of $902,141. 
The price of homes for sale in Del Mar Heights range from $1.25M to $2.75M as of 2017 as per redfin.com 
There is an upwards trend in home prices year over year with an appreciation rate of 6.13% (.49% higher than San Diego and 7% higher than the rest of California) which is great for anyone who buys sooner than later.

AMENITIES IN Del Mar Heights

The neighborhood sits within close proximity to beaches, amenities and a school district that is second to none makes quality of life great here.


Del Mar Heights has been highly rated for its educational programs and schools Grades K-6. 
Del Mar Heights School is positioned on an ocean-view bluff overlooking Torrey Pines State Park and is a distinguished award winning school. This high achieving school is known for Its innovative, signature programs that have been recognized in educational publications and has been featured as models for schools nationwide. 
Del Mar Hills is a small school that functions much like an extension of each of its students family, where warm, caring relationships are fostered between and among students, staff, parents and members of the Del Mar Heights community.

Shopping & Dining: 

 The Highlands Shopping Center is an upscale, clean and friendly mall that has plenty of great dining and shopping options with some of the most unique options for food. It also features a high class movie theatre, plenty of smaller boutiques and a splash pad type fountain that’s great in the summer for kids. As of 2017, new parking structures and retail shops are being added which has the community excited!

Parks & Fitness: 

  • Del Mar Dog Beach
  • Del Mar Beach
  • Solana Highlands Park


  • Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
  • Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas 
Nearby Areas Include
  • Carmel Valley
  • North City
  • Torrey Pines
  • Solana Beach


It’s a short walk or commute to the beach or other amenities

Quick access to Interstate 5 makes commuting quick and easy. If commuting by car isn't quite your style, the trolley and other forms of mass transit are affordable and accessible to most of the county. Many people travel to other places in North County, like Solana Beach or more in-land towards Carmel Valley.

Top Things To See & Do Nearby

  • USS Midway Museum
  • Seaport Village
  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • Coronado Bridge
  • Torrey Pines State Reserve
  • Mission Beach
  • Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
  • Balboa Park
  • SeaWorld San Diego
  • Petco Park

Overall Impression

Del Mar at the Racetrack
Del Mar Heights is a great place to live-but this comes at a price. With plenty of local amenities, great weather, a stable housing market and a high income per capita, this is the perfect neighborhood for retirees, couples and families looking for a higher quality of life. 
If you're thinking about investing in Del Mar Heights real estate, or anywhere else in the San Diego area, we can help! We're local San Diego real estate market experts who can help you find you San Diego dream home.
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