Carmel Valley is actually a conglomeration of communities, that juxtapose high- end tract homes with multi million dollar estates and the only five-star resort in San Diego County, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar golf resort and spa. The public schools are consistently among the highest rated in the county, and the area’s schools are in both Del Mar and Solana Beach School District. The crime rate is low, and family oriented neighborhoods and activities are the norm. Located east of Interstate 5, and a short drive from the beach, Carmel Valley offers sunny days with cool ocean breezes. Designed for busy families, the lots are smaller and the homes are larger. Carmel Valley, the hub of international law firms, is also adjacent to Sorrento Valley, the key biotech and telecom job center in America.