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San Diego Neighborhood Spotlight: Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines is a beautiful little coastal community found in the northern region of San Diego. The area is absolutely gorgeous, surrounded by a major state park, Torrey Pine trees, lagoons, wetlands, sandstone bluffs and canyons that offer a unique environment unlike any other. 

About Torrey Pines

Almost 42% of the Torrey Pines area is surrounded by major open space parks and is one of the wildest landscapes along the Southern California coast.
Torrey Pines boasts miles of unspoiled beaches, chaparral, elegant Torrey Pine trees and a lagoon vital to many species of migrating birds. It’s also not uncommon to see dolphins and whales from the park trails out in the ocean.
Set in a beautiful environment that offers locals and visitors plenty to see and do, the community also has many local amenities making the area a very attractive place to purchase San Diego real estate.
Torrey Pines is a neighborhood where everyone is happy and the community itself has a population 11,629.

Torrey Pines Real Estate

The Torrey Pines Community encompasses approximately 2,600 acres with 24% of its area designated for residential development. The residential neighborhoods are located primarily in the Del Mar Terraces and the Del Mar Heights area.
Torrey Pines is home to many luxury single family homes that include ocean front views with a small section of homes situated on the bluffs of Torrey Pines Road–which also offers stunning ocean views.
There’s a lot of variety in the real estate market here, with many older historic homes from the early 1920’s combined with newer construction mediterranean and Contemporary style homes. Most of which offer an easy walk to La Jolla Shores beach or a short drive to Torrey Pines State Park.
The median home value in Torrey Pines is $982,926 as per niche.com

Amenities in Torrey Pines

Beaches, food, plenty of activities, great weather, community involvement and a stunning environment are all found here. There are plenty of amenities found around Torrey Pines utilized by locals and tourists alike including: Groceries, shopping, coffee, schools, parks, libraries, entertainment, fitness and public transit. 
A few of the more popular restaurants found In Torrey Pines includes: 

Nearby areas 

Bounded by Interstate 5 on the east, Del Mar and the Pacific Ocean to the west, Solana Beach to the north and University City and La Jolla to the south, the following areas are found nearby:
  • Del Mar
  • Solana Beach
  • Carmel Valley
  • Mira Mesa
  • Miramar
  • University City
  • La Jolla


60% of locals drive and 20% walk or ride a bicycle as a primary means of transportation in the Torrey Pines area. Public and private transportation is also available for those that need to get around. 
Downtown San Diego and the San Diego International Airport are both only a 20 minute drive from Torrey Pines, which makes it close enough for it to be convenient, but far enough away that the traffic going to that area is not a problem. 

Top Things To See & Do Nearby

  • Hiking in Torrey Pines State Park
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course
  • Windansea Beach
  • Children’s Pool
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
  • Surfing and swimming at Torrey Pines State Beach
  • Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla
  • San Dieguito River Valley Regional Park
  • Crest Canyon Neighborhood Park and Open Space
  • Carmel Valley Community Park

Overall Impression 

Ranked #14 best places to live in San Diego, this beautiful community has plenty of local amenities, excellent weather, a stable housing market as well as low crime rates, prime schools and is a great location for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. If you're able to afford more luxury San diego real estate. you will be amongst the many happy residents of this gorgeous and wild Torrey Pines community.
The Home Buyer's Checklist
If you're looking for a home for sale in Torrey Pines, the real estate agents at Steele San Diego Homes can help you with your goals. Whether you're trying to find a single-family home or a luxury condo, we can help you! We have acess to the multiple listing service as well as our personal listings to help you find the perfect home for you and your family. 
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