CITY TESTIMONIALS

Sense of Involvement and Activism

“What I have come to appreciate about Del Mar goes well beyond its scenic charm and to the nature of community itself. There is a true sense of involvement and activism…there is a can-do attitude...

Small in Size, but Much to Offer

“Del Mar may be small in size, but has so much to offer. I especially enjoy the amazing views of the coastline and the array of shops and eateries located in the downtown core. I look forward to...

Remarkable, Spectacular City

“Del Mar is a spectacular place to live and work. The beauty and access to beauty (the bluffs, Torrey Pines extensions, the beach and ocean) are miraculous.

"What makes Del Mar truly...

Population:
4,161
Year founded:
1959

San Marino's Lacy Park, Old Mill, and Taiwanese Sister City

San Marino is home to one of the world’s greatest cultural, research, and educational centers the Huntington Library. A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California. Huntington was also a man of vision – with a special interest in books, art, and gardens.

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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.

For more information visit:

www.delmar.ca.us

http://www.delmarmainstreet.com/del-mar-history.php

http://www.sandiegoasap.com/del-mar-california.html

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Population: 
4,161
Year founded: 
1959
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Del Mar

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.

For more information visit:

www.delmar.ca.us

http://www.delmarmainstreet.com/del-mar-history.php

http://www.sandiegoasap.com/del-mar-california.html

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SUCCESS STORIES

Innovative Public Auction Nets City $4 Million
Fire Departments' Efforts Save $1 Million
Public-Private Partnership Leads to Safety Center
Seismic Retrofit and Rehabilitation of Bridge
City Ordinances Spur Downtown Revitalization
Innovative Public Auction Nets City $4 Million

The City of Del Mar took a unique approach to selling an upscale, city-owned vacant residential lot—via public auction. Proceeds of the sale were used to pay off a debt the city undertook for purchasing another piece of property.

Fire Departments' Efforts Save $1 Million

In October 2009, the cities of Del Mar, Encinitas, Solana Beach, and the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District entered into a cooperative agreement to share the cost of fire personnel as a means to reduce costs and create operational efficiencies.

Public-Private Partnership Leads to Safety Center

When the City of Del Mar did not have the capital funds to replace its dilapidated and deteriorating Lifeguard Headquarters, Del Mar looked to a unique partner to finance the construction of a new Beach Safety Center- the community!

Seismic Retrofit and Rehabilitation of Bridge

The official start of construction to upgrade the historic North Torrey Pines Bridge began in 2010 and will be a two-year effort to retrofit the bridge to better withstand earthquakes. The project’s construction phase will be funded 100 percent by a combination of federal and state funds.

City Ordinances Spur Downtown Revitalization

The City of Del Mar achieved over $33 million in re-investment in the downtown area primarily due to the creation of a sidewalks café ordinance, a horizontal zoning ordinance, alternative means of meeting parking requirements, and the newly established Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID)

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THE COUNCIL MANAGER RELATIONSHIP

The City of Del Mar has a Council-Manager form of government. The citizens of Del Mar elect five City Councilmembers to serve four-year terms. From within their membership, the Council then appoints a mayor and deputy mayor, with both positions...

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