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Neighborhood Spotlight: Sorrento Valley

Sorrento Valley is San Diego’s center for high tech, biotech and scientific research. It’s a family-friendly neighborhood that’s quite, peaceful and safe. 

About Sorrento Valley

What was once originally zoned for industrial use only, today is home to over 15,000 residents.
Overall this family friendly neighborhood is well maintained, clean, and offers plenty of walking areas (specifically along Sorrento Valley Rd near highways 15, 5, and 805).
Interesting Fact: In 2011 the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced plans to move into a $100 million, six-story building in Sorrento Valley. The now FBI Field Office houses over 400 special agents and support staff.

Amenities In Sorrento Valley

Sorrento Valley is a central location in San Diego that’s surrounded by lush beautiful landscapes and offers its residents plenty of amenities with quick and easy access to much more due to its close proximity to popular areas nearby.
The neighborhood falls under the community planning areas that belong to Mira Mesa, Torrey Pines, and University and is famous for its many high tech, biotech, IT companies and scientific research. A few of the major companies in Sorrento Valley include: Qualcomm, Verizon, Google Inc., Texas Instruments, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and the FBI.
There are a few great restaurants (mostly fast food joints), a couple of grocery stores and a few great cafe’s nearby. 
A few hot spots include: 
  • Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens
  • Opera Cafe & Patisserie
  • Abbey’s Real Texas BBQ
  • Eurofood Depot Gourmet Market
  • Pacific Beach Peanut Butter
  • Aldi
  • Donut Touch
  • Lean and Green Cafe 
  • And Starbucks.
Shopping, entertainment and fitness centers scatter Sorrento Valley and are all options that are easily accessible. Many locals however prefer driving down to Mira Mesa where the shopping variety is broader.
There are two breweries nearby that offers local something to do at night. The Coaster is close enough to take you Downtown or up North if you’re looking to experience more of San Deigo's exciting night life.
Sorrento Valley is Part of the San Diego Unified School District and is close to the University Of California San Diego.
The Schools in Sorrento Valley are highly rated and include a few of the following:
  • Torrey Hills School
  • Hickman Elementary School
  • Sandburg Elementary School
  • Audeo Charter School
  • Laurel Preparatory Academy
  • Challenger Middle School
  • Carmel Valley Middle School
  • Charter School of San Diego
  • Mira Mesa High School
  • Torrey Pines High School

Real Estate market trends in Sorrento Valley 

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Real estate in Sorrento Valley is primarily composed of single family homes and condominium developments. Prices range from $440K - $1.45M with an approximate rental price of $1K-$4.85K.
Here’s a current list of homes for sale if you’re looking to buy a home in Sorrento Valley.

Nearby areas include

  • Torrey Pines
  • Torrey Highlands
  • Carmel Valley
  • La Jolla Village
  • University City
  • Mira Mesa
  • Miramar

Transportation & Accessibility 

90% of locals recommend having your own car to get around. 
The West edge of Sorrento Valley contains the I-5 and I-805 freeways merge and/or split. The Sorrento Valley train station is a stop for the Coaster commuter and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner rail lines, which provide train links to Oceanside and Downtown San Diego.

Top Things To See & Do Nearby

Sorrento Valley is located 17mi from downtown San Diego and minutes away from popular things to see and do such as Balboa Park and MCAS Miramar.
Locals In Sorrento Valley enjoy:
  • Walking
  • Hiking & Trails (Los Penasquitos Trail Head)
  • Gardening & Landscaping
  • Home Improvement & DIY
  • Biking & Cycling 
  • Live Music

Overall Impression

Sorrento Valley is a great place to live if you appreciate a clean, quiet, and peaceful ambience that is central. The biggest challenge for people wanting to live here is low inventory. Make sure to sign-up to receive updates when homes become available for sale in Sorrento Valley and be sure to act fast!


The Home Buyer's Checklist

The above real estate information on Sorrento Valley was provided by John and Melissa Steele. John and Melissa can be reached at steelesandiegohomes@gmail.com or by phone at 619-887-4429.

Considering buying or selling a home? John and Melissa of Steele San Diego Homes have a passion for Real Estate and would love to share their expertise with you!

Steele San Diego Homes services all of San Diego county and also works with out of area clients to connect them with a strong local agent. Whether you’re interested in buying, selling, investing, or just want to learn more, John and Melissa Steele are here to help you.

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