Just east of Carmel and beyond the “fog line” is Carmel Valley, a sun-soaked region nestled between lush green mountains. Ranch-style homes, vineyards, working ranches, horse properties, country clubs, and luxury Carmel real estate are enhanced by the accessibility of numerous golf courses and wineries. The Mid-Valley Shopping Center and the Carmel Valley Village, with an assortment of quaint restaurants and shops, provide Valley residents with both essential and unique shopping needs.
The picturesque Carmel River flows through the base of the Valley and alongside many Carmel Valley homes. Expansive Garland Ranch Regional Park straddles the river, stretching up into the nearby mountains. The Santa Lucia preserve, Tehama, a project developed by Clint Eastwood, offers spectacular home sites where owners have built exceptional custom homes.
Other major and popular golf course communities with condominiums and single-family homes include Quail Meadows and Carmel Valley Ranch. Carmel Valley real estate offers two premier senior condominium complexes, Del Mesa Carmel and Hacienda Carmel.
Carmel Views/ Rancho Rio Vista
Located on the north side of the valley, Carmel Views and Rancho Rio Vista have ample sunshine and moderate temperatures year-round. You’re a short drive to downtown Carmel and close to local schools.
Hacienda/ Del Mesa
Two premier senior living facilities can be found here. Hacienda is located on the floor of the Valley and offers a community vegetable garden, library, cafeteria, and easy walking path. Del Mesa is a gated community, also on the Northside, allowing several homes to have expansive valley views. Both communities offer endless amenities in the perfect climate.
Less than 3 miles to downtown Carmel, Brookdale offers larger lot sizes with very usable space. On the floor of the valley, most of the properties are seated against Carmel River allowing for a serene environment. There’s nice proximity to walking trails along the river.
Located near Mid-Valley on the north side, there is ample sunshine and peacefulness like no other. Home styles in this area lean towards smaller ranch styles, allowing for very quaint yet comfortable living. Being close to the mid-valley shopping center, Tierra Grande has been both a family and retirement area for years.
Clint Eastwood’s visionary community carefully preserving the environment, sits on the sunny north side of Carmel Valley. This highly sought-after gated community offers breathtaking views of open meadows, elevated hillsides or forested settings in addition to sweeping views of Point Lobos, Carmel Bay, Monterey Bay, and the Santa Lucia Ridge. Each property encompasses the romance of living in a tranquil setting, surrounded by an abundance of natural amenities. This is a community like no other, where there’s a common thread of commitment to preserving the land for generations to come.
For hiking enthusiasts and those with a deep appreciation for nature, Mid Valley has it all. Garland Park is in your backyard with miles of hiking trails. Located 10 miles from downtown Carmel, you’re close to shopping and dining going east or west.
Carmel Valley Ranch
This sunny, pristine gated community of condos offers 500 acres in your backyard. It’s well known for its River Ranch Club with spectacular amenities including two junior Olympic salt-water pools, a world-class tennis program, and a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a one-of-a-kind honeybee experience. Home to the only Pete Dye masterpiece golf course in Northern California, with 18 holes of stunning views, friendly wildlife, and tactical challenges. Many of the properties
Located on the south side of the Valley, tucked up against the infamous Garland Park, you’ll find yourself one with nature. Many of the homes have direct access to Carmel River and even offer direct trail access to the state park.
Having a reputation for being one of the best streets in Carmel Valley, this is truly a remarkable spot. It’s on the north side of the valley and has large, oversized lots that are level. Garland Park is located right across the street, and the road runs up to the stunning Bernardus Hotel and Spa.