Carmel Mountain Ranch, San Diego

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Carmel Mountain Ranch
Community of San Diego
Carmel Mountain Ranch and neighborhood boundaries
Carmel Mountain Ranch and neighborhood boundaries
Carmel Mountain Ranch is located in Northeastern San Diego
Carmel Mountain Ranch
Carmel Mountain Ranch
Location within Northeastern San Diego
Coordinates: 32°58′40″N 117°04′45″W / 32.977853°N 117.079239°W / 32.977853; -117.079239
Country United States
State California
County County of San Diego
City City of San Diego

Carmel Mountain Ranch, sometimes shortened to simply Carmel Mountain, such as on maps,[1] or abbreviated to CMR by local residents and organizations,[2] is a community of San Diego, California in the northeastern part of that city.

Geography[edit]

The community is bounded by the city of Poway to the east, and other communities of San Diego, Rancho Bernardo to north, Rancho Peñasquitos to the west, and Sabre Springs to the south.

Economy[edit]

Sears, Petco, and Best Buy are among the biggest retailers in this shopping center; however, there are dozens of others, and a directory can be viewed on the referenced website below. It is the largest in terms of area of the centers.

Retail[edit]

There are several shopping centers located adjacent to one another:

  • Carmel Mountain Plaza[3]
  • Carmel Mountain Ranch Town Center[4]
  • Carmel Mountain Ranch Home Center
  • Price Plaza
  • The Courtyard at Carmel Mountain Ranch

Commercial[edit]

The Carvin Corporation is headquartered near these centers, as well.[5]

Transportation[edit]

Ralph's grocery store, banks, and retail shops are located here, including a Pinkberry, the only other one in the city aside from downtown.

Thoroughfares[edit]

The 15 runs along the western edge of Carmel Mountain, and a noticeable stone marker, complete with sign and flags, is visible from the northbound lanes to act as a gateway immediately before the Carmel Mountain Road exit, which is the primary road serving the community.[6] The eastern terminus of the 56 becomes Ted Williams Parkway as it enters the community; however, it retains its freeway characteristics until it crosses Rancho Carmel Drive.

Public[edit]

There are local bus routes[7] While Carmel Mountain does not share in the name, the Sabre Springs / Penasquitos Transit Station, which provides direct access to the managed express lanes on the 15, is located adjacent to the community.[8]

Community events[edit]

Costco Wholesale is the main anchor here; however, there are other, smaller stores, such as eateries and a bank too.

Every year the local Chamber of Commerce, headquartered within the community,[9] hosts a fall festival at which local businesses, community organizations, and school representatives can set up information booths and interact with attendees.

Also, every Christmas, graduates from Meadowbrook Middle School host the "CMR Olympics".[citation needed]

Fairway Village, a neighborhood division of Carmel Mountain Ranch running east-to-west on Stoney Gate Place, parallel to Ted Williams Parkway and crossed by Shoal Creek Drive, presents an annual Christmas light show called "Holiday Magic at Fairway Village."[10] The neighborhood lights 85+ homes from December 1 to January 1. Each year on the Saturday before Christmas, the neighborhood holds an evening block party that is open to the public, where visitors can walk the neighborhood, enjoy the lights and festivities, and partake of snacks and hot drinks offered by many homes. This event has been featured in several San Diego Family magazine articles.[11] The neighborhood is also very popular at Halloween due to it being a large cul-de-sac street with no hills.[12]

Parks and recreation[edit]

Carmel Mountain Ranch Community Park is located just north of Ted Williams Parkway on Rancho Carmel Drive, just east of the 15. Highland Ranch Park is located north of Eastbourne Road and slightly northeast of Highland Ranch Road.

The Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club sprawls much of the community and is available for golf tournaments, weddings, and other events.[13]

Schools[edit]

The Home Depot is the anchor of this center; however there are multiple restaurants and smaller shops as well.

Carmel Mountain Ranch is served by the Poway Unified School District.[14]

High schools[edit]

High schoolers feed into Rancho Bernardo High School.[15]

Middle schools[edit]

Middle schoolers feed into Bernardo Heights Middle School in Rancho Bernardo, Meadowbrook Middle School[16] in Poway, or Black Mountain Middle School[17] in Rancho Peñasquitos.

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Highland Ranch Elementary[18]
  • Shoal Creek Elementary[19]
  • Creekside Elementary[20]

Sports[edit]

There is a baseball league for Kindergarten - 8th Grade. Also, there is a youth basketball league and other recreational sports. [21]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°58′40.27″N 117°4′45.26″W / 32.9778528°N 117.0792389°W / 32.9778528; -117.0792389