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Overview of Carmel Mountain Ranch

The northeast San Diego community of Carmel Mountain Ranch (also known as just Carmel Mountain or CMR) is one of the newer parts of the city. From an apartment or rental in this neighborhood, you’ll enjoy the perks of friendly neighbors, easy living, and safe suburban serenity. Hills and mesas make up a lot of the land out here, so you can expect beautiful views too. You might want to take a listen for highway noise, however. Sometimes that can be an issue in Carmel Mountain Ranch.

As a recently developed community, Carmel Mountain Ranch does a fantastic job of providing all the amenities a family requires. That includes everything from good schools to placid playgrounds. In exchange for this convenience, residents here will sacrifice some of the character they’d find in San Diego’s older beach communities.

Carmel Mountain Ranch Lifestyle and Entertainment

A whole string of shopping centers satisfy the retail cravings of Carmel Mountain Ranch residents. You’ll find stores like Sears and Best Buy as well as smaller boutiques in the neighborhood. There’s even a cinema here. Many of the area malls contain a good number of restaurants. The local In-N-Out Burger may not be the most posh option, but it’s a popular one.

Carmel Mountain Ranch Community Park and Recreation Center provides adults and kids with access to an indoor gymnasium, outdoor fields, and a picnic area. There are two golf courses in the neighborhood, as well.

Carmel Mountain Ranch Info and the Rental Market

Carmel Mountain Ranch primarily appeals to middle- and upper class families. Residents here live in apartments, condos, and single-family homes. Many area houses are detached and you’ll find a number in gated communities. The average two-bedroom in Carmel Mountain Ranch rents for $1,643 a month.

This part of San Diego isn’t the easiest to commute from. The Sabre Springs / Penasquitos Transit Station connects Carmel Mountain Ranch residents with express bus service into the city. The community is located along Interstate 15. There’s no train or trolley service out here.

Carmel Mountain Ranch Resources

There’s a United States Post Office in the Carmel Village Plaza on Rancho Carmel Drive. You’ll find the Carmel Mountain Branch of the San Diego Public Library on World Trade Drive. In case of emergency, the Pomerado Hospital is situated just north of the neighborhood. Carmel Mountain Ranch falls within San Diego City Council District 5.

Carmel Mountain Ranch Zip Codes

Zip codes serving Carmel Mountain Ranch are 92128 and 92199.