Del Mesa Carmel is independent living at its best, with on-site fine dining, a fitness center with indoor swimming pool and spa, exercise classes, a workshop for arts and crafts, garden plots, and a USLBA lawn bowling club. A variety of resident committees and clubs host educational speakers, first-rate movies, art exhibits and films, as well as casual gatherings and community-wide parties.
While Del Mesa Carmel feels secluded among the trees, it is close to The Crossroads and other shopping centers, including supermarkets and drug stores, and nearby doctors, dentists, hospital, restaurants, banks, service stations, theatres and specialty shops.
Within a five-mile radius are historic sites, golf courses, and recreational activities. Charming Carmel-by-the-Sea is famous for its art studios, galleries, restaurants and shops. Historic Monterey was California’s first capital and the site of the famous Cannery Row which now houses the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium with its unique sea otter rescue program. Beauty abounds along the famous 17-Mile Drive and at Pebble Beach, as well in historic Pacific Grove with its Lovers’ Point Park. Whale watching is a favorite pastime and can be enjoyed while walking on Carmel Beach, along Monterey Bay, or the coast-line trails of nearby Point Lobos Park.
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Monterey Bay Aquarium
World Class Golfing
At Del Mesa Carmel and in the surrounding area there are many ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle, whether residents are active in the workforce or have retired:
* Club and classes such as Lawn Bowling and Dancercise
* An exercise gym and indoor swimming pool
* Extensive hiking and bike trails in the Carmel Valley and Big Sur
* Beachcombing and whale and dolphin watching off Point Lobos and Carmel Beach
* A well-stocked library of local and national newspapers, weekly magazines, and a varied selection of fiction and non-fiction titles
Also see the About Del Mesa page for more information.
Two words about our dining experience, "food" and "service." The wait staff is interested in making my dining experience as pleasant as possible and I'm made to feel at home in the dining room. I love the special dinners such as French night, holiday buffets, . . . SH
Living here, I enjoy each and every day! GD
Our Chef combines innovative menus with professional food preparation. SDT
I'm so happy I moved here! This is the perfect place with so much beauty and a friendly community. LW
Properties at Del Mesa Carmel are listed with individual real estate agents, as chosen by the owners. The Del Mesa Carmel Home Owners Association does not list or sell properties, but directs buyers and owners to choose one of the many real estate agents available on the Peninsula.
Carmel, founded in 1902, is known for its natural beauty and artistic history. The central area of Carmel-By-The-Sea has been a magnet for artists, poets and writers over the years. The quaint downtown area draws tourists and residents alike to its many galleries, restaurants, and shops. The city is known for being dog-friendly, with numerous establishments admitting guests with dogs—among these is Doris Day’s iconic Cypress Inn. Even the fabulous Carmel beach is dog friendly.
Carmel culture includes the Forest Theater with its charming theater set among the pines and the Sunset Cultural Center. Sunset has two performance venues, meeting space, an art gallery, and is home to the Annual Bach Festival, as well as other performances, educational programs and classes. The Carmel Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers a range of classes, group exercises, speakers, bus trips to San Francisco, and other helpful resources and lunch options.
Link to Carmel Chamber www.carmelchamber.org
The Monterey Peninsula is located on California’s Central Coast, a two-hour drive south of San Francisco and five hours north of Los Angeles. It’s a scenic and historic coastal destination welcoming visitors from around the world. The Peninsula encompasses the city of Monterey, as well as charming Pacific Grove, iconic Pebble Beach, and quaint Carmel.
The Peninsula provides many opportunities for shopping, dining, ocean-side walks, golf, entertainment, and more. The world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium is located in the historic Cannery Row written about by John Steinbeck. Fishermen’s Wharf offers dining, shopping, and opportunities for whale watching cruises. During certain times of year, you can even spot whales frolicking in Monterey Bay as you walk along the shore. A lengthy series of ocean shore paths and walkways start at the Ocean Institute, go through Lover’s Point and continue around the Peninsula’s tip to the sand-duned beach of Asilomar and eventually to Pebble Beach.
For more, www.monterey.org/Visitors