Del Mar

Highly walkable environment, and ample outdoor recreation on beaches.

Welcome to Del Mar

Family-friendly coastal suburb with spectacular views
Famed for its sandy beaches, sunny weather, and spectacular views, charming Del Mar has become one of San Diego’s most sought-after neighborhoods, consistently ranking among the top places to live in the county. Its excellent schools, highly walkable environment, and ample outdoor recreation on beaches, trails, and waterfront parks make Del Mar highly desirable. 
Many young professionals choose to call Del Mar home, as some of the nation’s largest companies have offices throughout the area. The job market in Del Mar thrives just as much as its outdoor recreational lifestyle. Seasonal events color the streets with energy, and locals are most drawn in for the relaxed pace of life and kind community.

What to Love

  • Amazing views
  • Fresh ocean breezes
  • Great family beaches
  • Del Mar fairgrounds
  • Small town atmosphere

Local Lifestyle

Del Mar is a quaint coastal town drenched in sunshine and home to great beaches. It mixes suburban serenity with urban opportunities, giving residents the best of both worlds. Seasonal festivals provide the town with plenty of activities, but that doesn’t rob it of its relaxed pace and summer vacation-like atmosphere. The highly walkable area allows kids to easily bike to school, and these academic institutions are renowned as some of California’s best. With convenient proximity to the freeway, excellent weather for outdoor adventures, and a flourishing retail scene, Del Mar is the perfect place to live, work, and play.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

With a broad spectrum of high-end stores, specialty boutiques, and gourmet restaurants, the Del Mar Plaza exemplifies the creme de la creme of shopping experiences. Shop for beach wears at CoCo Rose - Beach and Resort Wear, and check out excellent jewelry at Made in Earth Del Mar. For delicious burgers, soups and salads, you can’t beat Monarch Ocean, a restaurant with dazzling ocean views and happy hour specials. Get your nails done at Del Mar Nails and Spa, or visit HAIR EXTENSIONS BY MR. WAATANI for a new look. Gary’s Studio is the perfect venue for classic men’s shoes, while everyone can find a stylish accessory or hip apparel to suit their taste at Banana Republic.
Craving seafood? Just walk into Jake’s Del Mar for a delicious dinner of Baja fish tacos or seared scallops – paired with cocktails, of course. You can also stop at The Brigantine, where guests can enjoy casual soft delights like oysters on the half shell and clam chowder.

Things to Do

This coastal town brims with exciting activities, beaches at which to relax, and even a yearly fair. The San Diego County Fair is held on some 370-acre fairgrounds. Pulling in millions in attendance, this fair has risen to be one of the largest in the US, with musical performances and heritage exhibits, festival food, and contests.
Horserace enthusiasts actively look forward to the thoroughbred racing in summer and winter at the famous Del Mar Horse Races, featuring the nation’s top jockeys, horses, and trainers. Join in on the thrill of pounding hooves and yelling spectators in an unforgettable annual race. Bring your family for a picnic at the Powerhouse Park and Beach and lay your blankets across grass or fine sand, reveling in the lovely weather as you share a joyous moment over food and drinks. But you simply people-watch, too, or let your kids have fun in the playground, and for dog owners, a scenic sunset stroll along Del Mar Dog Beach might just be the perfect way to spend your evening.


The Del Mar Union School District is home to a number of prestigious schools, renowned for their remarkable academic programs. Top educational opportunities include:

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