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The stunning seaside town of Del Mar is located on the Southern California coastline, 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego.

Real estate Spotlight - Del Mar

The quaint and historic downtown village has been around since the 1880’s.  In this blog post we’ll breakdown everything you need to know including…

  • Top things to do in Del Mar (both indoor and outdoor)
  • The best beaches and parks
  • The best restaurants
  • The best Hotels
  • The best places to shop
  • Del Mar schools
  • Del Mar city, climate, and demographic information

Del Mar is a village style town is rich with history, beauty, and amenities.is a village style town is rich with history, beauty, and amenities.

Since the days of Hollywood’s golden years, the area has been movie stars’ destination of choice and also those with a desire for dazzling ocean views, award-winning cuisine, accessible pristine beaches, stunning sandstone canyons, breathtaking vistas and fast horses.

Del Mar is home to the famous San Diego County Fair and Del Mar Racetrack. Del Mar’s historic and affluent village offers varieties of exceptional charming beach-style hotels, renowned ocean view restaurants and unique mom and pop shops.

Another spot where you can catch some great shopping and restaurants is at the Flower Hill Mall.

If you’re a fan of going to great movie theaters, great restaurants, and great watering holes, the Del Mar Cinepolis might be just what you’re looking for.

Cinepolis combines luxury dining with movies and high-end cocktails to redefine the movie experience. Sit back in your reserved leather seat and enjoy a personal waiter on demand (there’s a button). Enjoy a movie with your favorite pinot noir or a merlot, or a Stone IPA!

On the other hand, if you are more of an outdoors person….

With multiple hiking trails including the stunning, sweeping views from Torrey Pines Natural Reserve, plus over two miles of coastline, Del Mar’s warm water and beautiful beaches are the perfect place for surfers and sun worshipers.

Check out this great blog on “The Best Beaches In Del Mar”

Need a dog-friendly beach? Check out Del Mar’s Dog Beach!

Dog Beach Del Mar

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Things To Do In Del Mar

Home to the San Diego County Fair and Thoroughbred Races, alongside the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the notable and beguiling Del Mar Village offers varieties of luxury beach-style hotels, renowned restaurants, a variety of unique shops, numerous with a tremendous view of the Del Mar beaches.

Saturday’s farmers’ ‘ market is additionally an incredible place to get the finest and freshest produce, seafood and flowers the area brings to the table.

Beaches and Parks

Del Mar offers two miles of wonderful white sand beach for surfing, swimming, sunning and snorkeling in the Pacific waves.

Explore the shoreline of Torrey Pines State Park beach front trails and coastal bluffs, surfing, diving, paddling, and fishing or hike the trails at Crest Canyon.

Powerhouse Park and Seagrove Park along the coast are good spots for romantic sunsets, picnics, and looking at the Pacific colorful moods.

Del Mar Hotels

Home to several world class hotels:

Best Restaurants 

Grab a bite to eat any one of these amazing restaurants.

Del Mar Spotlight - Food Gallery

Shopping 

Real Estate Spotlight - Del Mar Races

The Uniqueness

The only European Vibe Southern California beach village is the quaint seaside village of Del Mar. There is an unquestionable sophistication peaceful ambiance that makes the area unique among coastline destinations.

That is the reason it’s a Village and not a city or a town.

It has a collection of lodgings, restaurants, and shops that would fit appropriate in with any semblance of those on the Italian or French Riviera’s.

The quaint seaside village of Del Mar offers all the shopping, lodging, dining, and shoreline experience of Southern California, yet at a relaxing pace. There is still pleasure surrounding the area, particularly during race season. In any case, Del Mar itself offers unmatched tranquility. Guests can enjoy the many pleasures of the area while never needing a car.

Del Mar Spotlight Equestrian Center

Del Mar Outdoor Recreational Facilities

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Annual Del Mar Events

Want to learn more about the Del Mar Races? Check out this blog post!

Del Mar Schools 

Preschools

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

TP Cheer Spotlight on Del Mar

Torrey Pines HS Cheer

Public District Schools

Private Schools

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Important City Info

CIty of Del Mar

  • Area: 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2).
  • Land: 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2)
  • Water: 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (3.94%)

Location: California

  • 20 minutes north of San Diego
  • On the Southern California Coastline
  • At the southern edge of Del Mar is the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon.

Climate

Real Estate Spotlight on Del Mar - Weather

Every year, the village of Del Mar gets 11 inches of rain. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 0 inches every year while the average US city gets 26 inches of snow. The days with any measurable precipitation is 22. The Sperling’s comfort index is 82 out of 100 (higher score denotes a friendlier year-around climate). The US average comfort index is 54.

  • Rainfall: 0734
  • Snowfall: 0
  • Precipitation: 2
  • Sunny Days: 264
  • July High: 74.252
  • Jan. Low: 45.45
  • Comfort Index: 82 (higher=better)
  • UV Index: 9
  • Elevation ft: 151
  • Average High in January: 70° F
  • Average Low in January: 00° F
  • Average High in July: 90° F
  • Average Low in July: 20° F
  • Annual Precipitation: 16
  • Air Pollution Index: 00

spotlight on del mar - population

Demographic Information

  • Total Population: 15,712
  • Male Population: 7,767 (49.4%)
  • Female Population: 7,944 (50.6%)
  • Percent Change Since 2000: 0 %
  • Percent Change Since 2010: 2 %
  • Median Age: 31
  • Never Married: 3,018 (25.3%)
  • Married: 7,229 (60.6%)
  • Separated: 422
  • Widowed: 389
  • Divorced: 873

Occupational Employment

  • White Collar: 5,127 (64.2%)
  • Blue Collar: 2,853 (35.8%)

Number of Households 

  • Total Households: 6,804
  • Family Households: 4,420 (65%)
  • Nonfamily Households: 2,384 (35%)
  • Households with Children: 1,589
  • Households without Children: 5,215
  • Average People Per Household: 31

Average Income 

  • Median Income Under 25: $78,214
  • Median Income 25-44: $102,381
  • Median Income 45-64: $146,392
  • Median Income Over 65: $95,488
  • Average Household Income: $196,730
  • Median Household Income: $130,909
  • Percent Increase/Decrease in Income Since 2000: 35%
  • Percent Increase/Decrease in Income Since 2010: 21%
  • Average Household Net Worth: $1,099,998
  • Median Home Sale Price: $1,175,000
  • Sales Tax Rate: 8%
  • Average Household Total Expenditure: $116,557

Del Mar could be the perfect place for your family to call home. If you have any questions contact anytime.

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