Carmel Mountain, San Diego, California 92128, United States

Carmel Mountain Ranch

Promoting Smart Growth for the Future of 

Carmel Mountain Ranch


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 Your support and financial contributions will help protect the community’s interests. It may be a long battle and we are committed.  

Carmel Mountain Ranch News from CMR United


Vineyard & Mixed-Use Preserve Proposal 5-19 (pdf)


T-Shirt Order Form (pdf)


Newsletter January 2020 (pdf)


Troy Daum's speech November 19th, 2019

Troy Daum's Speech - November 19th, 2019


CMR residents unite to oppose development of golf course land

When the Carmel Mountain Ranch Golf Course announced its closure, a large group of CMR residents assembled to show a love for this community and its future. More than 300 residents have formed a coalition to vigorously oppose any potential new development of the former golf course land. 

The community formed CMR United to unite around this singular purpose. Approximately 2,000 people have signed a petition as a demonstration of our CMR unity in this cause.

On 25h, 2018, hundreds of CMR residents came together at Highland Ranch Park. This gathering received great media coverage, with all four local news stations covered our community meeting and broadcasted our message. We will keep you informed as we continue this fight to keep CMR beautiful.  


************** A GoFundMe site has been created to fund the various investments that will be needed for our cause over time: 

It is important that we keep our CMR community informed of our progress, ideas, alternatives, and needs. Here are examples of what has been completed so far:

-Mailings: The HOA/Walters Management mailed letters of notification to all homeowners in early July advising of the golf course closure.

-Website: has been established to share news from the CMR Development Opposition Committee. (Carmelmountainranch): Several posts have been shared, with many ideas exchanged. 

- A social media campaign is sharing of CMR news to the public. Follow, receive, and share info at:


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We need support from anyone and everyone who can help in any possible way. We have an outstanding community! We can and will win this fight!  

There are more than 4,000 households and about 12,000 residents in Carmel Mountain Ranch. We must join together in a united commitment to preserve this land as open space and prevent the possibility of any future development. The golf course is zoned for agricultural use and we will fight to keep it that way.

Learn More

On July 25 at Highland Ranch Park, our CMR community united around a single message: "No new development!" This was a powerful message from a large and supportive community group!

If you were not able to attend, here's the link to watch the full 40-minute presentation here. 

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We need committee volunteers!

Would you like to sign up to join our committee? CMR United needs volunteers! Whether you have special skills or knowledge or just the willingness to help our community, we can use any or all the help we can get! Just sign up - and opt out at any time!


About Carmel Mountain Ranch

Carmel Mountain Ranch is a 1,489-acre master-planned community in San Diego's North County. More than 12,000 residents make their home in this quiet, but vibrant community.

CMR is located east of Rancho Peñasquitos, south of Rancho Bernardo, north of Sabre Springs, and west of Poway. On the San Diego City Council, CMR is represented  by Councilmember Mark Kersey (District 5).

Fun fact: Carmel Mountain Ranch (CMR) is actually closer to Black Mountain than Carmel Mountain, which is 10 miles to the west.


History of Carmel Mountain Ranch

The Carmel Mountain Ranch area was once part of a Mexican land grant that dates to the 1820s. In 1905, the Carmelite Sisters of Mercy established a dairy farm and monastery in the area. Carmel Mountain, a Biblical reference to Mount Carmel, takes its names from the nuns. 

In 1984, the San Diego City Council approved and adopted the first Carmel Mountain Ranch Community Plan.

Carmel Mountain Ranch from above: This 2017 drone video shows an aerial view of some of our beautiful community. (Credit: George Myska)

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