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6 Reasons to Move to Del Mar, CA


Del Mar is a beach community located 20 minutes north of San Diego Downtown. The total area of the city is approximately 1.8. square miles –1.7 miles of it is land and 0.1 miles is water (because Los Peñasquitos Marsh Natural Preserve and Lagoon is situated at the southern edge of the city, forming a natural border).

1.a Climate

Del Mar has Mediterranean-Subtropical weather. The summers are warm and dry, while the winters are mild and humid.
The city gets only 13 inches of rain per year, with an average of 44 days of measurable precipitation.
If you move to Del Mar, you are going to enjoy at least 264 sunny days per year!

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2. Economy

The most common industries in Del Mar are: Healthcare & Social Assistance; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Wholesale trade. These industries have the biggest number of employees.

The city has an unusually high number of Wholesale trade; arts, entertainment, recreation; and real estate, rental & leasing services, in comparison to other census designated areas.

Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Finance & Insurance are the the highest paying industries in Del Mar by median earnings.

It is also a good indicator of the the entrepreneurship in the community, when there are at about 338,100 business establishments in Del Mar with less than 10 employees. Another 92,990 business have between 10 and 50 employees, 20,250 have between 50 and 250, and 2,862 businesses have more than 250 employees.

3. Government

The City Council of five elected representatives functions as the legislative body that represents the citizens of Del Mar, and it is responsible for setting policies, determining budget priorities, allocating City resources, and hearing appeals from decisions of the Design Review Board and Planning Commission.

The Council members are elected by the voters of Del Mar in November of even-numbered years.

In the United States House of Representatives, Del Mar is in California’s 49th congressional district, represented by Republican Darrell Issa.

4. Education

Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) serves the City, and it consists of the following K-6 schools: Ashley Falls School, Carmel Del Mar School, Del Mar Heights School, Del Mar Hills Academy, Ocean Air School, Sage Canyon School, Sycamore Ridge and Torrey Hills School

The District also offers an after school program for all the DMUSD students from kindergarten to 6th grade, as well as a variety of Early Childhood Education Programs.

Del Mar Montessori School, Winston School, Torri Pines Montessori Center, and Diegueno Country School are some of the private institutions in Del Mar.

4.b Library

Del Mar Branch Library is located at 1309 Camino del Mar, and it’s part of the San Diego County Library (SDCL) system, which also has 32 more branches, 2 bookmobiles, and 2 24/7 Library To Go kiosks.

During the fiscal year 2015-2016, the SDCL circulated over 11.5 million books, CDs, DVDs, and other material formats.

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5. Infrastructure

5.a Transportation

North County Transit District (NCTD) provides bus service in the north San Diego County region, from Oceanside to Del Mar.

Several of the NCTD Breeze bus routes connect with Sprinter and Coster rail trains.

During Del Mar fair, a special Breeze service takes passengers right to the fairground.

The closest train station is located 1 mile north to the city, in Solana Beach. This station provides more than 20 COASTER trains, linking North County and San Diego every weekday –plus 10 trains on Saturdays. The station is also the regional stop for the Pacific Surfliner, which follows the same route into San Diego as the Coaster.

At the station located in San Clemente, residents and visitors can make connections to the County Transit System, COASTER, Metrolink, Amtrak, OCTA and San Diego Transit and Trolley.

5.b Utilities

Waste Management provides residential, commercial and industrial trash collection, recycling services and dumpster rentals for Del Mar community, while San Diego Gas and Electricity is in charge of providing energy service to 3.6 million people through 1.4 million electric meters, and 873,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties.

The City of Del Mar offers sewer and water services to the community.

6. Point of Interests

Del Mar is globally known for its fabulous beaches (nestled between sandstone cliffs and the Pacific Ocean), world famous thoroughbred racetrack, county fair, fine cuisine and unique shopping.

And now that we mention “shopping”, we highly recommend visiting Del Mar Plaza. Because this shopping center offers an upscale retail experience for those with excellent taste for fashion and food. Visitors will enjoy fine dining, unique galleries in an elegant atmosphere of fountains, sculptures and palazzo-style terraces with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

For the Mother Nature lovers, Powerhouse and Seagrove are two coastal parks located above the 15th Street surf break, that are worth visiting. Both parks are popular spots for sunbathing and dining al fresco –using one of the many picnic tables or just over the nice grassy areas.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is also a beautiful spot with several hiking trails, and it is located just from the city.

North Beach, better known as “Dog Beach”, is located north of 29th Street and it stretches almost one half mile to the border with Solana Beach. This is a popular spot for dog owners because they can take their dogs to enjoy the beach all year-round, and it remains open to dogs even during summer. However, during this time, owners must keep their dogs restricted to a six foot leash.

The mouth of the San Dieguito River and a stretch of coastal bluff are part of the North Beach as well.

The Scripps Bluff Preserve perches above North Beach, from where you can enjoy 360 degree views of the coastline and the inland lagoons.

Del Mar Farmer’s Market is also a great place to visit every week. It operates year around on Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. At the market, visitors and residents can find organic and pesticide-free fruits and vegetables, flowers and orchids, international cuisine, eggs, seafood, cheese, humus, guacamole, bread and baked goods including gluten free, chocolate, coffee, candy, granola, almond and walnut butter, honey, jam, ice cream, spices, and other specialty crops not widely grown on a large scale or found at traditional food sources.

Del Mar racetrack, located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, is the second largest horse-racing venue in the western United States. A large multitude of events take place at this location –and not just horse racing. Some of the activities include: Family Fun Day every Saturday and Sunday, Friday Night Concerts, Giveaway Days, Camp Del Mar (which is a daycare center for children whose parents are spending the day at the track), and Opening Day at Del Mar with their famous hat contest.

The worldwide known San Diego County Fair is also held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds every summer.


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