Carmel Mountain Ranch
Carmel Mountain Ranch is located east of Rancho Peñasquitos, south of Rancho Bernardo, and north of Sabre Springs.
The community is home to over 12,000 residents. Carmel Mountain Plaza is the center of the community.
The plaza features a restaurant row and numerous retail stores including Sports Authority, Barnes & Noble, Sears, and many others. Costco and Home Depot also have store locations adjacent to the plaza.
Carmel Mountain Ranch is one of the more recently developed areas in San Diego County. The area lies between what used to be Rancho de Los Peñasquitos and Rancho San Bernardo.
The land was part of a Mexian land grant dating back to the 1820s. The ranches passed hands over several times over the generations, and have left significant imprints in San Diego's history.
Residents of Carmel Mountain Ranch enjoy a number of housing options. The area offers apartments, condominiums, and single-family homes for the middle- to upper-class.
Single detached homes make up over half of the housing in the area, with several gated communities spread throughout Carmel Mountain Ranch.
Over 5,300 single homes, apartments, and condominiums exist in the community. The hills and mesas offer beautiful views of San Diego.