Elysian North County Neighborhood Guide
As you turn off of Carmel Country Road and enter Elysian, you drive along a palm tree-lined entrance with a large fountain at the end. Although you are just a short walk away from one...
The Carmel Valley neighborhood of Stallions Crossing is just minutes from the beach, near equestrian centers and country clubs, and just a short drive from shopping, dining, movie theaters and more. This unique community of upscale homes offers the coveted North County lifestyle for a bit lower cost than some other parts of North County and with architecture that varies from the Mediterranean style found throughout most of this area.
This community will likely be most appealing to horse lovers, country clubbers and those in search of a centrally located home base from which they can enjoy an active lifestyle.
Stallions Crossing was developed by Sea Country between 2002 and 2004.
There are 47 upscale, single-family homes in the gated community of Stallions Crossing, many of which have views of the ocean and Del Mar Racetrack. Homes here have three to five bedrooms and range in size from about 2,984 square feet to 3,909 square feet. There is a homeowners association with dues that cover maintenance of common areas, and some potential buyers may be interested in knowing that this community has Mello-Roos.
I found just one home for sale in Stallions Crossing at the time of this writing, which is a four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,909-square-foot home built in 2003 listed at $1,550,000.
One of the most unique traits of this small community is that the style of homes is more in line with English country homes than with the Mediterranean architecture so common in this area.
Stallions Crossing is ideally located for residents and visitors looking for an active lifestyle that includes plenty of shopping options and opportunities to dine out with friends. The close proximity of Interstate 5 allows for easy access to downtown San Diego, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas and beyond. Closer to home, you will find lots of options, including Flower Hill Promenade and Del Mar Highlands Town Center.
Flower Hill Promenade is home to Whole Foods Market, Sweetpea’s Children’s Shop, Sun Diego Boardshops, Patrick James and Bon Jewels Girly Boutique. It is also home to Nothing Bundt Cakes, Chipotle, Yogurtland, Swell Coffee Co., Milton’s and Starbucks.
Just across Via De La Valle, there is another shopping center with Petco Unleashed, Pier 1 Imports, Bon Bon Home & Garden, The Lampshade Gallery, Mia Bella Couture, Matti D, Chevron, V’s Barbershop, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and more.
At Del Mar Highlands Town Center, you will find The UPS Store, Tilly’s, Jimbo’s…Naturally!, Ralphs, Bath & Body Works, Papyrus and Geppetto’s. Eateries here include Snooze, Jamba Juice, Einstein Brothers Bagels, Nekter Juice Bar, Taverna Blu and Carnitas’ Snack Shack.
The closest parks to Stallions Crossing include Overlook Park, Crest Canyon Park and Torrey Pines Extension. There are also a handful of smaller parks and, of course, the beaches of Del Mar and Solana Beach are just a short drive away on the opposite side of Interstate 5.
Nearby hiking trails can be found in Gonzales Canyon, which is just north of the neighborhood, as well as the area around San Dieguito Lagoon State Marine Conservation Area, Torrey Pines Extension, Los Peñasquitos Lagoon and Torrey Pines State Reserve.
Most of North County is known for its upscale equestrian lifestyle, but folks looking for an upscale home who are happy to keep their horses nearby but not on their property will likely find Stallions Crossing particularly appealing. The community is minutes from the Del Mar Racetrack, San Diego Polo Club and Del Mar Horse Park. It is also within walking distance of Rancho El Camino Equestrian Center, Ridgemar Equestrian Center and Far West Farms if you take advantage of the trail system that connects Stallions Crossing to these stables located on Old El Camino Real.
Fairbanks Ranch Country Club is the closest country club and golf course, but there are also many other options within a short drive. This includes Torrey Pines Golf Course, The Grand Golf Club, Del Mar Country Club, Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, Lomas Santa Fe Executive Golf Course, Morgan Run Club & Resort, The Farms Golf Club and The Santaluz Club. For tennis enthusiasts, there is also Rancho Valencia Tennis Resort & Spa.
Public school students living in the Stallions Crossing neighborhood are served by the Solana Beach School District and the San Dieguito Union High School District. Students generally attend Solana Highlands Elementary School, Earl Warren Middle School and Torrey Pines High School.
Private schools in the area include Fusion Academy, Santa Fe Christian School, Del Mar Pines School, Del Mar Montessori, San Diego Jewish Academy, Cal Coast Academy, Cathedral Catholic High School, St. James Academy and Diegueno Country School.
Stallions Crossing is located just east of El Camino Real, west of Rancho El Camino Equestrian Center and Ridgemar Equestrian Center, south of North City and northeast of Overlook Park.
The neighborhood is accessed from El Camino Real with Sea Country Lane leading into the community. Homes in Stallions Crossing are located on Rosecroft County Way.
Photo Credits: INEGI 2016/Google 2016