Set in the valley just minutes from Carmel-By-The-Sea and among the rolling hills and grapevines you will find the magical place we call Carmel Valley.
Carmel Valley is the perfect place for a California wine country vacation. With tasting rooms clustered all around Carmel Valley Village, and only a short stroll from several inns and lodges it is the perfect place to stay or spend the day at some amazing wineries. With the prestigious Bernardus Lodge located among the vineyards of Bernardus Winery you can hit the links and spend time at a highly rated, award-winning golf resort, relax at the spa or pool, or just make a day of it in the Valley. Historically known as the local “bread basket” of the Monterey Peninsula Carmel Valley was also the playground for early California’s version of the “Rich and Famous” such as Stanford, Hopkins, Huntington, Crocker, and many more. The valley has perhaps the finest soil, climate and livability in the world and many feel its proximity to the coast make it the ideal place to reside.
The Carmel Valley real estate market has a median home sales price of $2,450,000 and offers a mix of sprawling, bucolic estates, riverfront homes, and golf course properties, all taking advantage of the natural beauty and ideal weather found in this sun-blessed valley.
Carmel Valley is an idyllic place to relocate for a number of reasons. It provides a comfortable mountain escape for its residents, as well as access to golf links and multiple award winning wineries yet close to town and beach. Those looking to live in an environment that is easygoing, tranquil, and free of the hustle and bustle of city life will adore this community.
Even with its small-town status, Carmel Valley boasts an impressive number of conveniences and amenities. In Carmel Valley Village you’ll discover some of the most charming wineries, shops, art galleries and great restaurants.
Planning an afternoon or evening out in Carmel Valley? If so, be sure to head to Carmel Valley Village, which is off of Carmel Valley Village Road about 20 minutes from Carmel. Make your first stop at Cowgirl Winery and start walking down the streets in this neighborhood to find adorable Inns, local markets, park, and of course wineries. If you are feeling adventurous you can also take a stroll down to Carmel River and bask in the warmth while listening to the rushing water.
Looking for a place to stay the night near by? Carmel Valley Lodge is a great option and has all your comfort needs or if you rather, you can drive back towards Carmel a little bit and stay at the famed Bernardus Lodge and Spa and receive the 5 star treatment.
All of Carmel Valley’s best restaurants are always a few minutes from home. As a new local, be sure to taste and savor the flavors at places such as Lucia Restaurant and Bar, Cafe Rustica, Jeffrey’s Grill, The Corkscrew Café, ROUX and of course, Baja Cantina.
Carmel Valley village offers world class dining, wine tasting, antique shops and art galleries. A selection of world-class golf courses including Quail Lodge Golf Club, Carmel Valley Ranch, Tehama Golf Club (private) and the Santa Lucia Preserve (private) invites all level of play to discover the natural beauty offered by this pastoral river valley. Those who enjoy an active lifestyle relish in the many options for tennis, golf, horseback riding, hiking and cycling.
If you and the people you spend your off days with appreciate good California wines, you’ll definitely want to spend an afternoon at several of Carmel Valley’s top wine tasting rooms. Local favorites include Folktale Winery and Vineyards, Bernardus Winery, Cowgirl Winery, Joyce Wine Company, and one of our favorites Boekenoogen Winery.
The main attraction in Carmel Valley Village, besides the cheese and wine of course are the many beautiful lush golf courses. Some of the best places to play in the area are Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley Ranch, and the Preserve Golf Club, .
Carmel Valley is part of Carmel Unified School District and home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
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