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Del Mar Mesa Neighborhood Guide

Del Mar Mesa is a lightly populated community with all the advantages of a rural setting, mere minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown San Diego. The development sprawls over 2042 acres, with 900 acres set aside as protected habitat. The land is zoned for a maximum of 688 homes, so lots are large and set apart. Small horse ranches operate in this area, too.

Much of Del Mar Mesa is still unspoiled, and residents can enjoy the peace and quiet while hiking and riding the network of trails around the neighborhood.

If you’d prefer something a little more luxurious, the Grand Del Mar Golf Club offers some great putting, along with swimming pools, tennis courts, a gym, and an equestrian center. The Del Mar Mesa Neighborhood Park has a basketball court and children’s playground, along with a place to park your horse.

On the north side of Del Mar Mesa is Carmel Valley and Pacific Highlands Ranch. Los Penasquitos Canyon is on the south side, while to the east can be found Torrey Highlands and Rancho Penasquitos. To the west is Torrey Hills. Freeway access is given through State Route 56 to the north. 

Properties for Sale in Del Mar Mesa

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Things to Do in Del Mar Mesa

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Hotels in San Diego

5300 Grand Del Mar Court
San Diego, CA 92130

Grand Del Mar Golf Club

Golf Courses

5327 Meadows Del Mar
San Diego, CA 92130

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

Nature & Wildlife Areas

12115 Black Mountain Rd # A
San Diego, CA 92129

Top Restaurants in Del Mar Mesa

Cedar Grill & Cafe


3861 Valley Ctr Dr
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 350-6717

Gami Sushi

Sushi Bars

3870 Valley Centre Dr
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 792-5509

Marketplace Grille


3870 Valley Centre Dr
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 793-0705

Del Mar Mesa Demographics


Population: 525
Median household income: $139,630
Median contract rent: $2,180
Median single family home price: $870,400
Median resident age: 37.8
Percentage of family households: 65.5%

Average estimated property values in 2015

Detached houses: $ 718,201
Townhouses or other attached units: $ 465,269
2-unit structures: $ 402,855
3-to-4-unit structures: $ 439,497
5-or-more-unit structures: $ 398,437
Mobile homes: $ 60,198
Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $ 15,157

Population Breakdown:

  • Male: 49.5%
  • Female: 50.5%
  • African American: 0.2%
  • American Indian: 0.8%
  • Asian: 15.2%
  • Caucasian: 68.7%
  • Hispanic: 12.0%
  • Other race: 4.0%

Schools in Del Mar Mesa

Carmel Del Mar Elementary School

Grades K-6

12345 Carmel Park Drive
San Diego, CA 92130

Cathedral Catholic High School

Grades 9-12

5555 Del Mar Heights Road
San Diego, CA 92130

Pacific Trails Middle

Grades 7-8

5975 Village Center Loop Road
San Diego, CA 92130