Despite its name, Carmel Mountain Ranch is actually in the shadow of Black Mountain. It’s bordered by Poway to the east, Rancho Bernardo to the north, Rancho Peñasquitos to the west; and Sabre Springs to the south. There are more than 4,000 households and about 12,000 residents in Carmel Mountain Ranch.
Carmel Mountain is a clean, friendly community right in the heart of North County. It’s a homeowner’s dream when it comes to convenience, with multiple shopping complexes, grocery stores, restaurants, and more. Without the hustle of the city you are still close to San Diego and all it has to offer from places of entertainment to a variety of events that are constantly taking place. There is always something to do for people with all kinds of interests, from taking surfing lessons at one of many beaches, to visiting Sea World or the San Diego Zoo, to touring the museums at Balboa.