Exploring Del Mar's History, Arts and Quintessential Beach Getaway

Posted by Dennis DeSouza on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at 10:23am.

Del Mar beach with ocean in background and large cliffs on both sides

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Del Mar real estate rests within a beautiful and inviting coastal city that has much to offer. This is likely the reason why, according to the Times of San Diego, the most expensive listing to sell last month in San Diego County was a coastal home in Del Mar, which was purchased for $13 million. Buyers will find that Del Mar holds a tight-knit community that embraces history and the arts and is surrounded by a wealth of serene natural escapes to explore.

Del Mar holds the quintessential beach getaway

This week, Forbes magazine published an article that described L’Auberge del Mar as the quintessential beach getaway. The piece centered on the luxury hotel’s many remarkable attributes, but also showered compliments on Del Mar itself. The article took note of Del Mar’s seaside recreational pursuits, retail offerings and delightful restaurants. In addition, the story fondly described Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve as a destination for “peaceful hiking and jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean.”

Art on display in Del Mar

There are numerous aspects of Del Mar that draw appeal and many of them have a source within its tight-knit community. This month, the Del Mar Times published a story about a recently unveiled art exhibit that celebrates local artists at the Herbert B. Turner Gallery. The exhibit carries on the legacy of Herbert. B. Turner, an architect, artist and Del Mar resident that designed more than 50 commercial buildings and homes in the area. In addition to his architectural endeavors, Turner also sought to create a space for local artists to share their work with the world, which led to the gallery’s creation. The new exhibit features work from Group7Art and will showcase pieces from other artists on a rotating basis through the first of May.

Del Mar real estateHistory on display in Del Mar

The Herbert B. Turner Gallery is also hosting another exhibit that provides a glimpse into Del Mar’s past. The Del Mar Times reported that the Del Mar Historical Society has curated an exhibit that features a collection of historic photos that spans over a hundred years and a rare model of the Alvarado House. The collection creates a photographic timeline of Del Mar that stretches from the 1880’s to the early 1990’s and includes photos of the Old Del Mar school, general store, train station, early railroad construction and the Stratford Inn. The exhibit is just a snapshot of approximately 3,000 photos the Del Mar Historical Society holds in its collection.

Good things are in store for Del Mar

Proposals have been drafted and are currently being considered that could positively impact the Del Mar real estate market. The Del Mar Times reported that committees are reviewing proposals that would lead to a number of improvements, including undergrounding Del Mar’s utilities, building a new civic center and constructing a roundabout southwest of the Del Mar Fairgrounds to ease traffic flow. Another proposal under consideration is a multi-family development called Watermark Del Mar, which would hold 48 apartments and townhomes. The proposed community would feature attractive amenities, including a recreation room, pool, spa and an underground parking structure.

For more information about homes in this area visit our Del Mar real estate page or contact DeSouza Select Properties.

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