Del Mar holds a special place in my heart since I grew up in Del Mar from ages 8-17. I still spend time in the Del Mar area as a surfer and to visit old friends who still live there. I am a proud product of the San Dieguito Union High School District, graduating from Torrey Pines High School in 1993. The school district, along with the Del Mar real estate market have grown leaps and bounds since I lived there. There are many different property types and neighborhoods available, spanning across an exceptionally large price range (starting around $350k for entry level condos up to $15M+ for beachfront custom homes).
Below are graphs which represent current Del Mar real estate market conditions, showing both average home price by property type and actual vs asking price conditions.
The 5 freeway divides Del Mar into east and west sections. As you’d expect the older subdivided land lies in Del Mar West where you will find mostly detached homes, larger lots and terrific views along with higher price tags. Del Mar East offers mostly planned developments and extends east towards the 15 freeway and Rancho Penasquitos. The Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center acts as the retail hub of Del Mar East, offering various services, restaurants and a movie theatre.
The hub of Del Mar West is the intersection of Coast Highway and 15th Street where you will find high-end retails and restaurants combined with a myriad of services in the Del Mar Plaza. Seagrove Park lies just down the hill on 15th Street and it hosts concerts and events throughout the year all with a stellar beach location and community vibe.
A time-tested hallmark of the Del Mar area is the Del Mar Fairgrounds which hosts the Del Mar horse races and the San Diego County Fair. Lastly, Del Mar offers one of only a handful of dedicated year-round dog-friendly beaches as well as seasonal dog beaches.
Curious to learn more about the Del Mar Real Estate market? Let Jamie guide you through your options: