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Del Mar has always been a popular beach community but over the years the village has grown to be a permanent home to approximately 4,200 residents. This small town of just two square miles includes winding tree-lined residential streets, 2.2 miles of beach fronted by bluffs, homes and beautiful parks, and a business area that straddles Camino del Mar. With a year-round average annual temperature of 72-degrees, residents consider Del Mar the perfect place to live. The median age of Del Mar residents is 48, median household income is $112,299, and the median educational level attained is a Bachelor’s degree.
The State’s 22nd District Agricultural Association, commonly referred to as the “Del Mar Fairgrounds,” was, when it was built in 1936, an important event for the City. Immediately, horse racing aficionados set about establishing a major racetrack for thoroughbred racing at the site. Bing Crosby, a popular singer and movie actor at the time, was the first president of the Del Mar Turf Club. Over the years, the Del Mar Race Track became a popular destination for Hollywood stars, and some of them, notably Jimmy Durante, Desi Arnaz, and Lucille Ball were also residents.
More important and enduring is the natural beauty of the City and the 2.2 mile stretch of incomparable beach that lures so many. Del Mar takes considerable pride in the quality of its beaches and public safety.
As is evident from the support of the people of Del Mar, the City’s most valuable resource is its residents who have pride in their community and remain committed to maintaining its quality lifestyle.
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