5 Reasons Del Mar San Diego Is a Great Place to Live in 2021

5 Reasons Del Mar San Diego Is a Great Place to Live in 2021

Take a touch of the glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age, combine it with elements of the French Riviera, and you start to get a sense of the community of Del Mar.

This cozy seaside community twenty miles north of San Diego is a rare gem both in the state of California and the country as a whole, so it’s no surprise the homes of Del Mar of coveted by many.

Discover what makes this unique community so special, as well as a great place to establish a forever home in this list of five reasons why Del Mar is a fabulous place to be in 2021.

Here's a quick rundown of our list:

Reason 1 - Village feel with an international reputation

With only around 4,500 residents, Del Mar isn’t so much a city as it is a village with only one neighborhood of which to speak. It’s also built in such a way so as not to even require a car to get around town.

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Del Mar Village itself dates back to the 1880's, when Colonel John Taylor determined it would be the perfect spot for those looking for a bit of seaside rest and relaxation. By the 1910's, movie stars in the burgeoning film industry realized how right his instinct had been and began flocking to the spot. Its Tudor-style architecture continues to create a quaint feel and host a number of one of a kind boutiques and eateries.

The construction of the Del Mar Fairgrounds drew residents from around the region thanks to its hosting of the San Diego County Fair starting in 1936, which grew to become the sixth largest county fair in the United States today. Movie star Bing Crosby helped further popularize the spot with his Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and the Del Mar Races, an annual extravaganza that continues to this day.

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Reason 2 - Valuable real estate investment opportunity

Within the last decade, real estate in Del Mar has appreciated more than eight percent, which may not seem like much in San Diego’s booming market, but when a place starts as one of the most expensive communities in the nation, there’s only so far, so fast you can go.

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The median home value, according to Zillow, is $2,552,900, and the housing market is rated as “somewhat competitive” by Redfin. Homes for sale typically receive two offers and go pending in around sixty-four days. Before you get scared off by the list price, though, keep in mind that most sell for around six percent less than list.

The thing about buying in Del Mar, though, is that it’s anything but a cookie cutter community with the kind of vibe very few other places in the world possess. Isn’t that worth the investment?

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Reason 3 - Convenient to amenities

As if its unique character and seaside location aren’t enough, it also hosts everything a shopping fanatic could desire.

Del Mar Highlands Town Center features two levels of retail, restaurants, and luxury cinemas, plus a host of fountains (including a splash option for the kids) and a fire pit, perfect for a date night outing or a visit with the family.

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The elegant Del Mar Plaza delights the upscale shopping crowd with a space overlooking the Pacific Ocean, views best appreciated by its terraces and sculptures. Patrons can also enjoy wine tastings, concerts, and high-end eateries sure to delight the palate.

Golfers savor the close proximity of The Grand Golf Club at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, the only course designed by Tom Fazio and which takes full advantage of its gorgeous surroundings year-round. The Fairmont Grand Del Mar also offers a luxurious spa experience for those prefer massages and masks to clubs and greens.

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Reason 4 - Year-round events with a long-established history

Summer draws those from around the region to Del Mar, particularly when it comes to the large events it hosts.

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As earlier mentioned, Del Mar is host to the San Diego County Fair, which takes place between mid-June and early July, the city’s oldest event. July through Sept is also when the Del Mar Races take place. The annual Summer Solstice celebration occurs on the third Thursday of June, complete with live music, food, and drink to laud the season.

September brings both the Taste of Del Mar and Kaaboo Del Mar. The Taste highlights the exception food available in the area, while Kaaboo Del Mar is a music festival that breaks the mold. Comedy, art, and music await festival goers, and locals enjoy all the action close to home.

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Reason 5 - A range of delights for outdoors lovers

As if simply being on the ocean wasn’t enough of a lure for potential homeowners, Del Mar offers a whole host of experiences for residents to enjoy year round.

Del Mar City Beach is one of San Diego’s best, bordered by Powerhouse Park — a green space with amenities and great places to picnic — on the south and the lagoon where the San Dieguito River meets the ocean in the north.

Del Mar North Beach, or “Dog’s Beach” is the perfect place to frolic with your canine friends and South Beach is tucked under dramatic bluffs, the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset.

Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve offers 4,000 acres of natural areas for hiking and biking where park goers can enjoy the sights and sounds of 175 bird species and take classes to hone your tracking and naturalist skills.

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Although the price tags may be high, the rewards of choosing to make Del Mar home in 2021 are many. 

If you have questions or would like to find out more information about the Del Mar real estate market, please contact me, and I’ll be able to help.

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Your Del Mar Insider,

Scott

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$849,000
Subdivision: Del Mar Terrace
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,380
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
1
Day on Site
210029626
MLS
Rare 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo in Del Mar Villas! Located west of Interstate 5 and only 1.5 miles to famous Torrey Pines State Beach this condo includes a southern exposure entry, large living...
$1,350,000
Subdivision: Del Mar Bluffs
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,330
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
2
Days on Site
304996884
MLS
Yes! FINALLY this one has it all! Ocean views, lots of sunlight, and a renovated home w/direct ocean breezes! Sleep to the sound of waves in a small, low density section of Del Mar Woods, AND a one...
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1060 America Way Del Mar, CA 92014
$1,295,000
Condo: Spindrift
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,691
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
2
Days on Site
210029589
MLS
Located in the highly desirable Spindrift community, this 2 bed, 2.5 bath unit features panoramic OCEAN VIEWS & is just a short drive to the beach. Light & bright with modern updated touches. Kitchen...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,852
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
4
Days on Site
304995869
MLS
Welcome to the Highly Sought after Gated Community of Fairbanks Polo Club! This Tastefully upgraded 3bd/2.5 House with Over $200K Recent Updates Has All the Bells and Whistles You are Looking for!...
$2,995,000
Subdivision: Old Del Mar
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,573
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
7
Days on Site
304993761
MLS
Open 10/24 from 12:00-3PM: Come see this wonderfully vibrant and light Contemporary has the best of both worlds: located on the most northern corner of town, it sits in a quiet suburban neighborhood...
$5,298,000
Subdivision: Olde Del Mar
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,000
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
13
Days on Site
304439706
MLS
LIVE WHERE THE SURF MEETS THE TURF: Experience thrilling, gorgeous and ever-changing views from this fully reimagined luxury home in Olde Del Mar's gated Boca Del Mar enclave. Encompassing completely...
$2,995,000
Subdivision: Del Mar
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,498
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
15
Days on Site
304438946
MLS
Seller to consider offers between $2,995,000 and $3,295,000. The coastal lifestyle that 2042 De Mayo Rd affords is not easy to come by. Close to the very best that North County has to offer, you will...
Open 10/24
13585 Portofino Dr. Del Mar, CA 92014
$1,700,000
Subdivision: Del Mar
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,655
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
20
Days on Site
210027959
MLS
Welcome Home to your Del Mar Beach House with a pool near Top-Rated Schools! Freshly remodeled coastal modern gem in the highly sought-after Del Mar neighborhood, West of the 5! An open layout with...
6
Beds
6
Baths
3,377
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
22
Days on Site
304434483
MLS
Tucked away amongst the sandstone and iconic Torrey Pines lies a very unique offering, in the form of a Rob Wellington Quigley masterpiece. Top quality finishes and materials can be observed...
$23,000,000
Subdivision: Beach Colony
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,729
Sq.Ft.
1956
Year Built
23
Days on Site
304433449
MLS
Most coveted and rare an opportunity for the extraordinary. Privately gated Sandy Lane. Enjoy 50' unobstructed direct beach access to the soft sands of sunny southern CA. Walk miles outstretched...
$8,250,000
Subdivision: Sun Valley
6
Beds
7F11/2
Baths
5,359
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
27
Days on Site
210027345
MLS
BRAND NEW (2020), stunning, single-level home is situated on a 1-acre lot at the end of a private lane. The 4,850 sf main residence offers 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 10-foot ceilings, custom...
$13,950,000
Subdivision: Del Mar
6
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
6,100
Sq.Ft.
1923
Year Built
29
Days on Site
304430022
MLS
Perched on the highest crest of Olde Del Mar, this singular home is as rich in its extraordinary details, artisanal appointments, construction and finishes as in its heritage of inspired Spanish...

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