Carmel Valley is one of the newer neighborhoods in the City of San Diego. Created in 1975, Carmel Valley gets its name from the Carmelite Sisters of Mercy, who established a dairy farm and monastery in the valley in 1905. Carmel Valley is an affluent, car-dependent planned, near-coastal community, bordering Del Mar and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve on its west, Rancho Bernardo on its east, the San Dieguito River Valley on its north, and Sorrento Valley on its south. Its 92130 zip code is considered one of the most popular in the county, due in large part to its sought-after schools, central location in San Diego County, and its close proximity to the beaches. Local realtors are very much aware of the upward mobility of Carmel Valley residents and their desire to move west to the coast.