Carmel Mountain Ranch, San Diego, California
Carmel Mountain Ranch and neighborhood boundaries
Carmel Mountain Ranch, sometimes shortened to simplyÂ Carmel Mountain, such as on maps,Â or abbreviated toÂ CMRÂ by local residents and organizations,Â is aÂ community of San Diego, CaliforniaÂ in the northeastern part of that city.
The community is bounded by the city ofÂ PowayÂ to the east, and other communities of San Diego,Â Rancho BernardoÂ to north,Â Rancho PenasquitosÂ to the west, andÂ Sabre SpringsÂ to the south.Geography
There are several shopping centers located adjacent to one another:
- Carmel Mountain Plaza
- Carmel Mountain Ranch Town Center
- Carmel Mountain Ranch Home Center
- Price Plaza
TheÂ Carvin CorporationÂ is headquartered near these centers, as well.
The 15Â 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.Â The eastern terminus ofÂ the 56Â becomes Ted Williams Parkway as it enters the community; however, it retains itsÂ freeway characteristicsÂ until it crosses Rancho Carmel Drive.
There are local bus routesÂ While Carmel Mountain does not share in the name, the Sabre Springs / Penasquitos Transit Station, which provides direct access to theÂ managed express lanesÂ on the 15, is located adjacent to the community.
Costco WholesaleÂ 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,Â hosts a fall festival at which local businesses, community organizations, and school representatives can set up information booths and interact with attendees.
Parks and recreation
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.
The Home DepotÂ is the anchor of this center; however there are multiple restaurants and smaller shops as well.
Carmel Mountain Ranch is served by theÂ Poway Unified School District.
- Highland Ranch Elementary
- Shoal Creek Elementary
- Creekside Elementary
There is a baseball league for 1st Grade – 6th Grade.