Del Mar is an stunning beach community located just north of La Jolla and just west of Rancho Santa Fe. With a population of approximately 4,300 residents, Del Mar is Spanish for "of the sea" due to its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean. In addition to Del Mar's beauty, it's climate is considered Mediterranean sub-tropical and one of the most desirable in the United States.
Del Mar is home to the world-famous Del Mar Racetrack which hosts horse races each summer. Opening "Day at the Races" has come to be an event attended by race enthusiasts the world over. Make sure to bring a hat - the bigger and more outrageous, the better!
Del Mar is also home to the month-long San Diego County Fair, where even in this fitness conscious area, you can enjoy "all things fried". Famous the world over, Torrey Pines State Reserve & State Beach, Torrey Pines Golf Course and The Lodge at Torrey Pines, Provide jaw-dropping views of the rare Torrey Pines trees and the spectacular coastline.
At the southern edge of Del Mar is Los Penasquitos Lagoon. The North Beach area is known to locals as "Del Mar Dog Beach", where for many months of the year dog owners are allowed to let their dogs run off leash. If you're a dog (or a dog owner), what better place to be?
Due to Del Mar's mild climate, residents enjoy the natural beauty of the town as well as partake in many of the outdoor activities, such as road biking, surfing and paddle boarding throughout the year.
Del Mar is served by the Del Mar Union School District. In addition to many accolades for the schools in Del Mar, Torrey Pines High School has been ranked as one of the top 100 high schools in the country by Newsweek Magazine.
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