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News | 9th Jun 2012

Del Mar is a city outside of San Diego that offers a charming view of the seaside. It has a rustic feel to it, surrounded by beautiful Torrey Pines that are considered the rarest pines in the United States. It is also listed as an endangered species, with only two populations left to date. It is located on the Pacific Ocean and was purchased by Colonel Jacob Taylor in 1885. His vision was to create a seaside resort that catered to the rich and famous.

The town can be divided into the small village alongside the beach, and its business center surrounded by its tract housing. Del Mar is popular for its 2-mile beaches, its Tudor-styled houses, and the Del Mar racetrack and San Diego County Fairgrounds complex. The town is slowly changing itself, incorporating modern architecture to style its business complexes, high-rise hotels, and other commercial establishments east of the interstate that enters Carmel Valley. However, despite these changes, both traditional and modern Del Mar still has the most expensive houses in the country, and many of the residents are scientists or a member staff of biotech industries and UC San Diego.

Del Mar, which means “of the Sea”, offers a soothing and relaxing way of living without sacrificing luxury and convenience. There are many good boutiques and restaurants to go to, and its luxury houses open up to spectacular ocean views and gorgeous nature scenes. Some of its other attractions include:

  • Del Mar Racetrack, held each summer on the Del Mar Fairgrounds
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course, one of the most exclusive and challenging courses in the world.
  • The San Diego County Fair
  • Torrey Pines State Beach
  • Powerhouse Community Center
  • Del Mar Antique Show, which is held three times a year for over 50 years on the Del Mar Fairgrounds
  • Torrey Pines High School ranked as one of the 100 Best High Schools in the nation by Newsweek magazine. (The school is known not only for its elite campus but also to its academic and athletic strengths.

This beautiful, seaside village offers the most luxurious houses in San Diego County, California. Consequently, the village is a magnet for the rich and famous, attracting the likes of Burt Bacharach, Tony Hawk, Zandra Rhodes, and Steve Perry.

The village is also known for its numerous and beautiful beaches, and was mentioned in Time magazine’s “100 Greatest Beaches in the World.” It was referenced in the Beach Boys hit “Surfin USA,” which mentions, “You’d catch ’em surfin’ at Del Mar.” It was featured in the comedy “Strange Wilderness” in the shot where the group was going south to Mexico. Del Mar was the inspiration behind the the fictional town of “Ren Mar” in the TV series, Weeds. Also, Cougar Town, which stars Courtney Cox, used the 15th Street of Del Mar as a backdrop for the show’s opening credits.

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