Del Mar

From luxurious townhomes to estates of uncompromising luxury, Del Mar is home to a broad array of residential styles.

Welcome to Del Mar

From the turf of its fabled race track to the surf along its world-famous beaches, Del Mar is one of the most desirable and affluent beach towns in all of San Diego County. This charmingly elegant seaside village is located just north of La Jolla and south of Solana Beach.

Del Mar - Quintessential Beachside Living

Del Mar real estate offers a wide variety of beach-close neighborhoods, all located within easy reach of its Tudor-infused downtown, where locals and visitors alike enjoy outstanding restaurants, prime shopping and world-class hotels. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate a location near outstanding courses, including SantaluzThe Bridges, The Crosby, Del Mar Country Club, Fairbanks Ranch, and more.

Del Mar Real Estate Insights

From luxurious townhomes to estates of uncompromising luxury, Del Mar is home to a broad array of residential styles. In Olde Del Mar, many residences were built more than 100 years ago and boast historic designations as well as premium oceanfront locations. Others are highlighted by hillside settings with magnificent ocean views. Sizes vary greatly, with larger estates and ocean-view mansions currently ranging in price from about $2,000,000 to $22,000,000.

Another favorite choice is Del Mar’s Beach Colony, an intimate collection of less than 500 residences at the city's northern border with Solana Beach. Prices of homes for sale in Del Mar range from $1.5 million to more than $25 million.

People & Lifestyle

Residents of Del Mar enjoy an outstanding climate, refreshing sea breezes, and access to some of Southern California’s finest beaches, restaurants and resorts. Convenient to La Jolla and downtown San Diego, the town, with its famous Del Mar Race Track and fairgrounds, is without compare along the coast.

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Parks & Nature

Beaches: In addition to its own beaches and coves, including the popular Powerhouse Park & Beach, Del Mar is moments from the shores of Solana Beach, Encinitas and La Jolla.

San Elijo Lagoon: These wetlands are some of the few that remain in Southern California. San Elijo Lagoon has a Nature Center with information about the plants and animals found throughout the area.

Lake Hodges: This lake serves as a reservoir, and the surrounding area has more than 1,200 acres of open land. There are barbecues and picnic tables available for the public.

San Dieguito County Park: A 125-acre park with picnic pavilions, barbecue grills, playgrounds, a basketball court, a rentable gazebo, hiking trails, exercise stations, and Miracle Field, which is a baseball field designed to be accessible for players with disabilities.

Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve: One of the wildest stretches of land on the Southern California coast, its 2,000 acres are preserved as they were before San Diego was developed. 

Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve: This reserve was set aside to protect Southern California's scenic resources. There are opportunities for hiking, biking and horseback riding against a backdrop of sweeping ocean views.

Hotels & Resorts

Fairmont Grand Del Mar: Unrivaled luxury, fine dining and elegant style are the hallmarks of this five-diamond/five-star resort, named California’s #1 luxury hotel by TripAdvisor.

L’Auberge Del Mar: This luxurious beach resort sets a new standard in coastal hospitality. Reminiscent of a private, coastal estate, it encapsulates style and prestige.

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe: The centerpiece of The Village, the Inn features cozy bungalows, pristine landscaped grounds and an award-winning restaurant.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines: Overlooking the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course with views of the Pacific Ocean, The Lodge presents a AAA Five Diamond setting.

Rancho Valencia: This lavish resort is positioned on 45 acres. Its upscale amenities are paired with a variety of activities on the grounds.


Del Mar is home to some of San Diego's finest restaurants, including popular surfside favorites like Jake's and Poseidon, the vibrant Cucina Enoteca at Flower Hill Promenade, and numerous casual eateries for lunch with family and friends.


With a location close to country clubs, luxury movie theaters, the Del Mar Race Track, hotels, local taverns and popular restaurants, residents can enjoy a new experience virtually every night of the week.


Along with the seaside shops, galleries and boutiques of its charming village, Del Mar real estate is convenient to upscale shops and restaurants at Del Mar Highlands Town Center, the Flower Hill Promenade, and Del Mar Plaza. Epicureans will also enjoy a gourmet shopping experience at Gelson's, Whole Foods, and Jimbo's markets.

Award-Winning Schools

The Del Mar Union School District is widely recognized as an exceptional district throughout San Diego County and the state of California. Its reputation for quality is due to a resolute commitment to providing the highest caliber teaching and learning experience for students. Its students continuously shine academically and are among the highest achieving students in the state. 

The area also offers an impressive selection of private schools and academies that serve students from nursery school through high school.

Discover Your New Home in Del Mar Today

Our Del Mar experts at K. Ann Brizolis & Associates look forward to answering any questions you may have about this genuine slice of paradise. We will be happy to arrange a personal tour of these Del Mar’s exclusive neighborhoods and available properties.

Overview for Del Mar, CA

4,008 people live in Del Mar, where the median age is 50.5 and the average individual income is $121,676. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Del Mar, CA

Del Mar has 1,818 households, with an average household size of 2.2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Del Mar do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,008 people call Del Mar home. The population density is 2,334.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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