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People are drawn to Carmel Valley because of the incredible quality of life this region affords. The community is known for it's luxurious homes and warm atmosphere, gorgeous scenery with valley vistas to ocean views. It has convenient amenities, and a variety of outdoor leisure activities from golf and equestrian, to culinary and wine tasting events. Read about
Carmel River runs from the Santa Lucia Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, creating a spectacular, verdant valley. Carmel Valley homes here can range from rustic, sprawling ranches, a villa with Tuscan-like views, or a home in the charming Carmel Valley Village. All offer a quality of life that is unmatched. Carmel Valley is sun-drenched at times when its neighbors to the west on the Monterey Peninsula are shrouded with fog. Homeowners also enjoy good schools, low crime rate and a median real-estate value that is significantly above the state average.
Carmel Valley was once populated by dairies, ranches, and farms. Today, despite its sophisticated restaurants, upscale inns, and championship golf courses, it still maintains its pastoral feel. The breadth of Carmel Valley homeowners include fourth generation farmers and ranchers as well as Hollywood stars and political notables.
As you drive east from Highway One, on Carmel Valley Road, you will see endless opportunities for recreation, entertainment, fabulous food and premier wine tasting. Carmel Valley boasts three championship golf courses and several world-class resorts that offer ultimate luxury such as Quail Lodge and Bernardus Lodge.
The region also has down-to-earth organic farms, local vegetable stands, grazing cows and horses and inns that offer a more laid back experience. You can make one of those inns your temporary home base while you explore Carmel Valley real-estate and decide if you want a place for your horses or a piece of land to plant your own vineyard.
Only a short 12 miles inland is the quaint Carmel Valley Village. Many of the wine growers of the Carmel Valley Appellation have set up tasting rooms, all within walking distance from each other. The Village is also home to a variety of world-class restaurants, delightful shops and interesting galleries. It was here that folk singer Joan Baez sang her way to a cultural revolution in the 1960s. Celebrities have been drawn to Carmel Valley dating back to the 1890s, and many millionaires, who built mansions in the Carmel Valley hills, invited their Hollywood friends to hunt, play polo and golf. Carmel Valley’s beauty makes it a popular setting for celebrity weddings. .
Outdoor lovers will find many reasons to buy Carmel Valley real-estate and call this beautiful valley home. Garland Ranch Regional Park's with over 4,000 acres, is open for day-use activities and is famous for excellent mountain trails where you can hike, bike, and go horseback riding. Some Carmel Valley homes are working horse ranches. Let me know if you wish to buy a place for your horses or just want a secluded get away place.
The remote beauty, myriad of activities and welcoming community make Carmel Valley the perfect place for families. But quiet and pastoral as it is, you are only a short drive to Carmel-By-the-Sea, and at Mid-Valley, you are no more than 20 minutes from Monterey Peninsula Airport and 1-1/2 hours from the San Jose Airport.
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