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Costa Del Sol West North County Neighborhood Guide

Costa Del Sol West North County San Diego

Costa Del Sol West is a near-coastal community in the Del Mar Mesa area of North County San Diego. This upscale neighborhood is located at the end of a cul-de-sac, has a trail head leading to miles of hiking trails, and is adjacent to the SR 56 Bike Trail and Highway 56. This provides residents with easy access to hiking, biking, schools, beaches, shopping, dining and more, including employment centers and all that North County has to offer.

Costa Del Sol West Housing

I found one recently sold (February 2017) home which is a four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 2,191-square-foot home on a 3,207-square-foot lot with a listing price of $844,599. It looks like this house went out at $837,500.

Another home that recently sold in Costa Del Sol West is a three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 1,615-square-foot home that sold in September 2016 for $800,000.

Homes here are on relatively small lots and are closer together than what you might find in some of North County’s more expensive neighborhoods. This is one reason that homes here are a bit more affordable, although $800,000 for a three-bedroom house remains in the realm of luxury homes. Some homes have views of Santa Monica Ridge and Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve.

As is common in many North County neighborhoods, Costa Del Sol West residents can expect to pay homeowners association dues and Mello-Roos.

Oleander Way in Costa Del Sol West

Costa Del Sol West Shopping & Dining

Located adjacent to Highway 56 about halfway between Interstate 5 and Interstate 15, Costa Del Sol West is an ideally located home base for folks looking for easy access to shopping and dining throughout North County and in downtown San Diego. There are, however, nearby options that do not even require accessing either interstate. For example, The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch is just on the other side of Highway 56, Del Mar Highlands Town Center is on El Camino Real and Torrey Highlands Village is off of the 56 on Camino Del Sur. There is also the weekly Carmel Valley Certified Farmers’ Market at Canyon Crest Academy (5951 Village Center Loop), which takes place every Thursday from 2:30 to 7:00pm.

Some of the many offerings at the upscale Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch include Crudo, Dolce Pano E Vino, Pure Barre, Crunch Fitness, Starbucks, Panera Bread, Trader Joe’s, Rite Aid, Luna Grill and Breakfast Republic.

At Del Mar Highlands Town Center, you will find Petco, Ralph’s, Jimbo’s…Naturally!, Champagne French Bakery Café, Bath & Body Works, Papyrus and much more, including the not-to-be-missed Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas.

The smaller Torrey Highlands Village plaza has Vons, Peet’s Coffee, PizzaRev, BT’s Southern BBQ, Vittorio’s, a mailing center, salons, and other shops and services.

Costa Del Sol West Homes

Costa Del Sol West Parks & Recreation

The near-coastal community of Costa Del Sol West is just minutes from beautiful beaches, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Del Mar Mesa Preserve. It is located just north of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, and many of the homes have views of this recreational area. A trail head near the entrance to the community allows residents to access the miles of trails that wind around and over Santa Monica Ridge and those throughout Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve.

For those who prefer pedaling to hiking, the SR 56 Bike Trail runs along the west side of the neighborhood and can be accessed at the end of Rancho Del Sol Way.

Golfers and country clubbers can enjoy many nearby options, including Del Mar Country Club, The Grand Golf Club, The Farms Golf Club, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, The Santaluz Club, Rancho Valencia Tennis Resort & Spa, and Morgan Run Club & Resort.

There are also plenty of nearby equestrian centers for horse lovers looking for boarding or training stables, and the San Diego Polo Club, Del Mar Racetrack and Del Mar Horse Park are all just minutes away.

Peach Way in Costa Del Sol West

Costa Del Sol West Schools

There is a variety of prestigious private school options scattered throughout North County San Diego. Some of the private schools closest to Costa Del Sol West include Cathedral Catholic High School, Del Mar Pines School, Diegueno Country School, Cal Coast Academy, San Diego Jewish Academy, Christ the Cornerstone Lutheran Academy and Preschool, Halstrom Academy and The Cambridge School.

North County is also well known for its award-winning public schools and school districts, two of which serve this area: the Del Mar Union School District and the San Dieguito Union High School District. Costa Del Sol West public school students generally attend Sycamore Ridge Elementary School, Carmel Valley Middle School and Torrey Pines High School. There is also a lottery system for students interested in attending Canyon Crest Academy, which is very close to the neighborhood.

Costa Del Sol West Boundaries

Costa Del Sol West is located adjacent to Highway 56, which is west and north of the neighborhood. Santa Monica Ridge is to the south and Caminito Mendiola is to the east. The neighborhood is northwest of Canyon Crest Academy and west of The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, both of which are on the opposite side of Highway 56.

The community is reached by way of Rancho Del Sol Way. You enter the neighborhood on Morning Glory Way and homes are located on Nolina Way, Oleander Way, Peach Way, Petunia Way and Plum Way.

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Real estate and demographic data gathered from, and Photo Credits: INEGI 2016/Google 2016

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