Carmel Valley is a suburban planned community in the northwestern corner of San Diego, California, United States. The community is composed of commercial offices, residential units, hotels, retail stores and restaurants. The large office, retail, entertainment and academic facilities in University City a.k.a. UTC, Sorrento Mesa/Sorrento Valley, Torrey Pines, and Del Mar Heights/Carmel Valley, together form San Diego's "North City edge city", edge city being a major center of employment outside a traditional downtown.
Carmel Valley is bordered to the north by the North City Future Urbanizing Area (NCFUA) and Pacific Highlands Ranch; to the south by Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve and Torrey Hills; to the east by Pacific Highlands Ranch and Del Mar Mesa; and to the west by Interstate 5 and Torrey Pines. Nearby is the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, where one of two stands of the endangered Torrey Pine is found to occur. The area overlooks the ocean and is located in the hills.
There are very low crime rates and a very small homeless population within the community.
Carmel Valley has an overlay of various school districts. For the elementary schools, the northern section is part of the Solana Beach School District. The southern section is managed by the Del Mar Union School District (K-6). Overlaying the entire community, the San Dieguito Union High School District manages the middle schools and high schools. Some Carmel Valley residents attend schools in the bordering communities of Pacific Highlands Ranch, Torrey Hills, and Torrey Pines. Carmel Valley schools are known for outstanding education and rigorous academics.
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