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One of the newest neighborhoods in San Diego is Pacific Highlands Ranch (PHR). Located on the east side of Carmel Valley, this master-planned community offers all the best of North County San Diego living: great local schools, abundant dining and shopping, and an excellent coastal location.

$1,750,000 Median

$1,100,000 Median

San Dieguito

8 Min to Beach

25 Min to Downtown

25 Min to Airport

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Homes in Pacific Highlands Ranch tend to be a bit smaller than in other Carmel Valley communities. Still, many homes boast highly livable floorplans of 3,000 sq. ft. or more! Homes in the Sendero Collection, built by Tri Pointe Homes, are particularly luxurious with four to six bedroom floor plans.

Most homes in Pacific Highlands Ranch will come with both HOA and Mello-Roos fees. Don’t overlook these costs when budgeting for a home! Mello-Roos fees come from a bond that is levied when a new community is built in order to finance the building of schools, roads, and other essential services. The bond typically expires after about thirty years.

For a single family home in Pacific Highlands Ranch, the median home price is $2,300,000. For a townhome it is $945,000.

Pacific Highlands Ranch Living

Pacific Highlands Ranch Shopping & Local Businesses

The shopping, dining, and entertainment mecca of this neighborhood is the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Boasting more than 160,000 square feet of businesses, you’ll often find your neighbors out and about here. The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch hosts local events throughout the year including a few different holiday happenings. Restaurants in this shopping center include Breakfast Republic, Death by Tequila, Flora Bar & Kitchen, Bonchon Korean Fried Chicken, and Pacific Social. Other businesses at the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch include Trader Joe’s, Rite Aid, Crunch Fitness, Moment Bicycles, Pure Barre, Le Dimora, and more.

In addition, Pacific Highlands Ranch is just a short drive from One Paseo, the Del Mar Highlands, and the upcoming MERGE56 project in Torrey Highlands.

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Surf, Relax, and Enjoy Coastal Bliss

Pacific Highlands Ranch Lifestyle

Life is better at the beach! For those that can afford it, the ability to live the quintessential Southern California beach lifestyle is one of the many things that draws people to Del Mar. You can wake up, catch a few waves, shower, and be out the door for work. In the evening, a stroll through the Del Mar village or along the sand is the perfect way to unwind.

Although life in Del Mar is generally laid back and peaceful, there’s still plenty to see and do all year long. The county’s biggest attractions all land at the nearby racetrack including the annual San Diego Fair. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meets twice a year, in the summer and the fall, at the place where the “turf meets the surf.” In addition, numerous fairs, festivals, and sporting events visit the track facility as well. The Del Mar Village also hosts several iconic events including the Powerhouse Park Summer Concert series, the Del Mar Summer Solstice event, the Taste of Del Mar, and an array of holiday celebrations.

Love to get outside? The iconic Torrey Pines State Reserve offers challenging trails and beautiful views of the rugged San Diego coast, not to mention the rare Torrey Pine. People also love to bike through Del Mar and head up the coast along the picturesque Highway 101. Of course, many Del Mar residents spend nearly every weekend at the beach surfing, swimming, boogie boarding, and more!

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San Diego Home Prices Continues to Climb

San Diego Home Prices Continues to Climb

The San Diego housing market continues to sizzle, especially as we enter the peak selling season. This trend …

1st Annual Torrey Highlands Garage Sale

1st Annual Torrey Highlands Garage Sale

Hello Neighbors, the OFF THE 56 Home Team will be organzing a Neighbohrood wide Garage Sale in the Community of Torrey …

Construction Begins on 56 Freeway Widening

Construction Begins on 56 Freeway Widening

Construction Crews have begun work on a $23 million project, which will see the construction of new HOV …