Del Mar is an oasis with a unique "village" atmosphere, where small streets wind up and down the coastal hills and most homes have ocean views or are just a short walk to the best beaches in San Diego County. Real estate options consist of coastal cottages, beachfront estates, condominiums and townhouses, and luxury homes. This upscale community is located on the ocean just a half-hour drive up Interstate 5 from Downtown San Diego.
Del Mar's homes range from small coastal cottages in the 'Beach Colony' to large luxury homes or estates on the Bluffs. The average price for a Del Mar home is $3 million, with prices starting from $900,000 to just under $30 million for a prime beachfront estate. There are a variety of condominiums and townhouses, many with white water ocean views, with prices ranging from $400,000 to about $4 million. Of course, in a resort community such as this, a number of homes are situated on hillsides with ocean views, oceanfront bluff-tops and the beachfront. Most of the views are protected from future development; this small town wants to maintain its exclusive yet small town ambience. Other homes include views of the hills and nearby lagoons.