Del Mar

Del Mar

Coastal bliss, cafés, and ocean views.

Welcome to Del Mar

Del Mar is a charming community situated along the Pacific Ocean with some of the most beautiful beaches and weather you can find. The vistas from the bluffs above the shoreline provide breathtaking looks at the water, sand, surf, and palms. It is the kind of place you read about! In the town’s center, you will find various outdoor cafés where local businessmen sit and read the paper and couples meet for coffee before they begin their day. One building that has become a fixture in downtown Del Mar is an English Tudor, which has always had a café and is located on the most prominent corner.
Shopping: The Del Mar Plaza has been around for about 15 years and is located just across from the English Tudor. The Plaza is very chic, hosting many upscale apparel shops for men and women. It also has delicious dining opportunities including the award-winning Pacifica Del Mar, known for its unique seafood recipes. The custom homes that makeup “Old Del Mar” are situated along the hillside above the beach and town’s center. Their location is ideal for San Diego County living. It is as if you are looking at a montage of genuine beauties.
Del Mar Fairgrounds: Often referred to as “where the turf meets the surf”, you will find the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This is because the fairgrounds are only 200 yards from the ocean’s inlet. The belated Bing Crosby was known for inviting his friends to watch the thoroughbred horse racing and play golf. Approximately 5 years ago the Del Mar’s clubhouse at the racetrack was completely renovated. The impression you get as you are approaching the club, from the beautiful landscaping and Spanish architecture, is that of a Spanish castle.
Schools: The schools here are excellent. Torrey Pines High School scores with California’s best public schools. Not far from Del Mar is the University of California, San Diego. This school of higher education has earned an excellent reputation, especially in the areas of science. Also within commuting distance are San Diego State University, University of San Diego, California State University-San Marcos, California Western School of Law, UCSD Medical School, and many fine community colleges.
With a population of about 5,000 Del Mar seems to be more of a village than a city. It is a perfect place to live at any age. There is plenty to do if you like walks on the beach, surfing, competing in a polo match on a Sunday afternoon, or even taking a hot air balloon ride. This is America’s finest city with an ideal location and its ideal weather. The cost of housing is simply worth every penny.

Overview for Del Mar, CA

4,008 people live in Del Mar, where the median age is 50.5 and the average individual income is $121,676. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Del Mar, CA

There's plenty to do around Del Mar, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including North County Aikikai, Seaside Arts Center, and BodyByPunishment.

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Active 1.91 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.38 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.08 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.84 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.01 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.79 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Del Mar, CA

Del Mar has 1,818 households, with an average household size of 2.2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Del Mar do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,008 people call Del Mar home. The population density is 2,334.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Del Mar, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Del Mar. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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