The Monterey Peninsula is blessed with a bounty of mountain views, ranches, golf courses, a spectacular waterfront and rolling vineyards. All that, plus storybook cottages to live in and it’s no wonder that California’s Carmel Valley is like heaven on Earth. Property values in Carmel Valley have risen dramatically thanks to the area’s extreme desirability, which promises a strong future as a real estate investment hot spot. Although there is a range of house styles in Carmel Valley,buyers can expect one of the typical 5-bedroom storybook homes to be listed for about $1.1million (up about up 4 percent from last year, according to CoreLogic), going into 2016.
The community is situated perfectly from the waterfront. Not so close that it is engulfed in fog and not too far inland that it attracts the extreme heat and dust. The typical Carmel Valley resident loves the outdoors and takes full advantage of the natural playground around them. Garland Park is a favorite for hiking and horseback riding; the Carmel River runs through the valley and boast plentiful wildlife, including Steelhead Trout, frogs and turtles. Plus, the world famous beaches of Big Sur and Carmel are easily within reach. Carmel Valley is also home to a number of exotic Motorsports gatherings and top notch golf courses, including Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley Ranch, Tehama and Rancho Canada. Convenience, by the way of shopping, restaurants and art galleries, is always just minutes away on Carmel Valley Road.
Budding vintners love the area because of their ability to keep private vineyards. Likewise, horse lovers have enough room to stable their animals right on the property. And the breathtaking vistas are only threatened by giant heritage oak and stone pine trees.
Home-seekers who crave privacy, as well as a strong sense of community and everyday convenience should look no further than dreamy Carmel Valley.