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Torrey Highlands is one of the most desirable neighborhoods along the 56 freeway.

$1,600,000 Median

$900,000 Median

Poway Unified

13 Min to Beach

25 Min to Downtown

25 Min to Airport

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About Torrey Highlands

Torrey Highlands is one of the most desirable neighborhoods along the 56 freeway. While it’s officially part of the 92129 ZIP code and considered by some to be part of Rancho Peñasquitos, Torrey Highlands is a distinctive residential neighborhood with a lot to offer prospective home buyers.

Situated to the east of Carmel Valley and south of Santaluz, Del Sur, and 4S Ranch, Torrey Highlands marries the feel of a large master-planned community with an intimate neighborhood setting. The population of Torrey Highlands is less than half that of neighboring communities! Built primarily during the 2000’s, the homes in Torrey Highlands boast modern floorplans that appeal to today’s home buyer – particularly those working from home or balancing multi-generational living.

Torrey Highlands boasts an overall A-rating from Niche.com, thanks to its top-scoring public schools, family-centric feel, and abundance of outdoor recreation. It’s also our personal favorite neighborhood here on Off the 56. Just fifteen minutes from the beach and easy to get anywhere you want to be in San Diego County, Torrey Highlands is one neighborhood you don’t want to miss. Situated about halfway between I-5 and I-15, it’s the ideal location for those who want to live in the suburbs, but still have a manageable commute to work downtown or up in Carlsbad.

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Torrey Highlands Education

Torrey Highlands Schools

Torrey Highlands public schools are part of the desirable Poway Unified School District (PUSD). While it is the third largest school district in San Diego County, the PUSD teacher and staff support is incredible. Year after year, PUSD earns top awards for both its student achievements and its educators. Black Mountain Middle School was named a California Distinguished School in 2021, while Westview High School ranks in the Top 5 of San Diego High Schools. Adobe Bluffs Elementary was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2020, which recognizes a school’s academic achievements. The Poway Unified School District also received the Golden Bell Award from the California School Board Association in 2021 for its inclusive special education program. Teachers, counselors, and other staffs are routinely recognized by local and national organizations. No matter where you buy a home in Torrey Highlands, you can be confident that your children will receive an excellent education through the public school system.

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Torrey Highlands Shopping & Local Businesses

The main shopping center in Torrey Highlands is anchored by a Vons just off the 56 freeway at Camino Del Sur. It features restaurants like PizzaRev, Pita 22, and Vittorio’s Italian Trattoria. Across the way, you’ll find Cotija’s Taco Shop and Fresco Pizzeria. Owing to the community’s central location, you’re also just a short drive from the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch which has a Trader Joe’s, Bonchon Korean Fried Chicken, Breakfast Republic, and more. Heading east, Ranch Peñasquitos boasts several shopping centers with a wide variety of businesses, eateries, and services.

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Torrey Highlands Lifestyle

Ideally located along the 56 freeway, Torrey Highlands residents love how easy it is to get to the beach, airport, downtown, and even the mountains! The 56 corridor provides convenient access to two of San Diego’s major freeways, I-5 and I-15. Yet, Torrey Highlands offers a peaceful, suburban atmosphere. Quiet neighborhood streets, shady sidewalks, grassy parks, and miles of trails are just a few of the things you can expect when you buy a home in Torrey Highlands.

If you enjoy being outside (and who doesn’t, with the fabulous San Diego weather?), you’ll love being right around the corner from Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve and Black Mountain Open Space Park. Los Peñasquitos Canyon encompasses over 4,000 acres of beautiful open space park, with meandering trails, rich biodiversity, and a hidden waterfall among the riches you’ll discover inside! Black Mountain offers residents a challenging hike with panoramic views from the top and a local place to go mountain biking. In addition, Torrey Highlands is dotted with area parks that often host block parties to celebrate the major holidays like 4th of July and Labor Day.

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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 …