On August 14th, 1882, the first California Southern Railroad train took off on its new route from San Diego to San Bernardino. Theodore M. Loop, the contractor and engineer behind the project, had built a home just North of San Diego. He described it as “the most attractive place on the entire coast.” Today, that place is known as Del Mar, a beautiful beach city of San Diego County.
The city of Del Mar is located just several miles southeast of Rancho Santa Fe. The two affluent communities in fact share quite a bit in common. From gorgeous luxury homes to incredible views, the two areas also boast great schools, an involved community, and top-tier businesses and facilities to satisfy any kind of resident.
Highlights of the Del Mar community include several organizations seeking to better the lives of Del Mar residents and give back to the community.
Del Mar Community Connections is a volunteer-driven organization providing programs and services that allow maturing residents to live safely and independently in the homes they love.
The organization offers a variety of programs, including a neighborhood emergency support team, pet adoption service, and Project CARE, a community effort that enables an older person or a person with a disability to remain in their own home and feel safe.
Last month, the organization celebrated its community, volunteers and business sponsors with the 14th Annual Benefit Celebration.
Del Mar TV is another unique program of the community, supported by the Del Mar Television Foundation. The Foundation exists as a 501(c)3 nonprofit that strives to cover issues of all kinds.
Del Mar TV’s overall goal is to engage Del Mar in topics that are of interest to the community. The program provides a channel that is open to public access, for educational, governmental and general programming.
They are partnered up with other community organizations in Del Mar, such as Community Connections, the Del Mar Foundation, and the Farmer’s Market.
Along with a great community vibe, the city of Del Mar also offers the Torrey Pines Golf Course, one of the most exclusive and challenging courses in the world, along with great beaches, and many shopping and dining options.
Sound like the location of your new home? Del Mar has plenty of beautiful luxury homes on sale!
1844 Ocean Front Del Mar is up for $12,995,000, and you don’t want to miss out on this one.
The 4-bedroom custom home was constructed and designed to enjoy ocean front living. Top of the line materials were used in its construction, including hardwood flooring, granite counters, limestone, and custom tile details.
Outdoor entertaining is more than possible with a comfortable fire pit and relaxing patio. An added bonus? It’s located by some of Del Mar’s best restaurants and shops.
A more modest option can be found at 1561 San Dieguito Drive, with a selling price of $1,595,000.
The country home overlooks the new San Dieguito Estuary Trails and was recently renovated. The property offers 3 bedrooms, a study, family room, 3 new and zen inspired bathrooms, and a renovated kitchen that opens to the family room. The private master retreat occupies the entire second floor and includes a spacious walk-in closet.
Even more, the home offers incredible lagoon views, framed with pines to the west and distant mountain peaks to the east.
While a private home, the property is conveniently located by the village, various beaches and the I-5.
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