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Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley

The region boasts a consistent weather pattern that varies between 42°F to 65°F throughout the year.

Welcome to Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley is an unincorporated community nestled between the Santa Lucia Highlands. It is known for its rural ambiance, lush landscapes, wide open spaces, sprawling farms, and beautiful vineyards. The region boasts a consistent weather pattern that varies between 42°F to 65°F throughout the year. It is also home to premium resorts, organic restaurants, natural landscapes, and private luxury residences, making it a fantastic place to visit and call home.

What to Love

  • An abundance of wineries and vineyards
  • Ranches and farms
  • Lush open landscapes
  • Restaurants with fresh organic produce
  • Premium hotels and spas

Local Lifestyle

Carmel Valley residents and visitors enjoy relaxing getaway lifestyles thanks to the region's tranquil beauty, scenery, and vast open landscapes. Houses are large and sit privately upon hilltops and secluded areas. Those living in the area can enjoy an active lifestyle through golfing, horseback riding, and hiking. Residents have access to numerous establishments, including restaurants serving dishes with fresh ingredients sourced from nearby farms, premium resorts with spas and sports facilities, vineyard experiences, and local activities. Residents craving a more metropolitan experience also have convenient access to Monterey County within a 16-mile distance.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Café Rustica is a quaint dining establishment with a charming outdoor garden aesthetic. Guests at Café Rustica can expect California cuisine with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and trees. 

The Corkscrew Café offers contemporary and rustic cuisine using premium and organic ingredients sourced from local farms and seafood suppliers. The café has a mission-influenced design with outdoor cobblestone patios and a rustic dining room that will transport you back to the 1800s.

The Earthbound Farm Stand is a market offering fresh organic produce straight from the Earthbound Farm Ranch. The farm stand has a café serving hot foods, sandwiches, ice cream, and a salad bar with ingredients sourced from the nearby farm. The Earthbound Stand also offers seasonal kid-friendly workshops and garden tours. 

The Carmel Valley Historical Society is a non-profit organization celebrating the local history of Carmel Valley. The Historical Society has a vast library with over 400 documents, books, and periodicals regarding early Carmel Valley history. Guests can also enjoy hundreds of photographs dating back to the early 1900s. 

Things to Do

Bernardus Lodge & Spa is a breathtaking resort set on 28 acres of land with orchards, vineyards, and gardens. The lodge houses gorgeous rooms, suites, and villas with premium features and spectacular views of the mountains and surrounding grapevines. It is an ideal getaway for a romantic weekend complemented by excellent amenities, gourmet cuisine, and exemplary service. The resort features croquet and bocce lawns, a hilltop jacuzzi, outdoor seating with firepits, a spa, a fitness room with state-of-the-art equipment, an award-winning restaurant, an estate vineyard, and a rose garden.

The Parsonage Winery Tasting Room is a family-owned establishment offering wine tastings sourced directly from the Parsonage vineyard. There are two options for guests: a premium tasting of five wines or a reserve tasting of three reserved red wines.

Holman Ranch is a 750-acre estate that houses a beautiful hacienda with an Italian villa aesthetic. The ranch produces a range of wines available for tasting at the ranch's tasting room or by reserving a tour of the winery and vineyard. In addition to wine tasting, visitors may enjoy a stay at the ranch hacienda, which is just a few steps from the vineyard and features renovated rooms and premium amenities. 

For a premium hotel experience, visit Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. It is a countryside resort nestled within the lush green hilltops of Carmel Valley. The hotel houses several dining establishments, a relaxing spa facility, and a golf course surrounded by stunning scenery. Notable amenities included with your stay are honey sampling, access to golf and tennis courts, nightly s'mores, a naturalist show and tell, guided hikes, farm animal encounters, and a ranch scavenger hunt.


The Carmel Unified School District serves Carmel Valley. Noteworthy schools include:

Overview for Carmel Valley, CA

48,576 people live in Carmel Valley, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $79,634. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41 years

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Around Carmel Valley, CA

There's plenty to do around Carmel Valley, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Eva's Cheesecake, Brew Zone - Miramar, and Icons Fashion.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 0.16 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.45 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.94 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.5 miles 34 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.66 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.23 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Carmel Valley, CA

Carmel Valley has 17,764 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Carmel Valley do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 48,576 people call Carmel Valley home. The population density is 6,806.232 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

48.91 / 51.09%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Carmel Valley, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Carmel Valley. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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