At one time known as North City West, Carmel Valley is located in the northwest part of San Diego County and north of San Diego itself. The area gets its name after the Carmelite Nuns who lived and served here around the first part of the twentieth century.
This newer planned community lies justwest of Interstate 5 and is transected by State Route 56. These major roads and relative proximity to the major San Diego airport make Carmel Valley a prime location for residences and businesses alike. Beaches, shopping, restaurants, the San Diego Zoo, Legoland, and offer fun and convenience for those who make Carmel Valley their home.