carmel South Coast.

Carmel’s South Coast includes Carmel Highlands & Big Sur.

Carmel Highlands is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California, United States. It is 3.5 miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea, at an elevation of 318 feet.


Carmel Highlands

Carmel Highlands is also located just south of the Point Lobos State Reserve, and serves as the northern gateway of the Big Sur coastline along Highway 1 (California State Route 1). The Carmel Highlands was especially important in the development of the regional art colony during the first half of the 20th century. Here many painters and sculptors found inspiration in the rugged scenery and established studio-homes, including: Ferdinand Burgdorff, Alice Comins, Theodore Criley, Arthur Hill Gilbert, Ralph Helm Johonnot, Ada Howe Kent, George Koch, Louise F. MacDougal, John O’Shea, Thomas Parkhurst, Ira Remsen, William Frederic Ritschel, Nora Havel Ritschel.,Ansel Adams, and Edward Weston, whose studio home, Wildcat Hill, is preserved and occupied by his grandson, Kim Weston. The local Carmel literati frequently socialized in the Highlands, including Lincoln Steffens, Ella Winter, Robinson Jeffers, and Sinclair Lewis.

The real estate in the Carmel Highlands is some of the most expensive in the United States. Many celebrities have homes and vacation homes in this area. The ZIP Code is 93923, and the community is inside area code 831.


Big Sur, California is a unique location that specifically has no boundaries. Big Sur would be 90 miles of coastline between the Carmel River and the San Carpoforo Creek, and extending approximately 20 miles inland to the eastern foothills of the Santa Lucia’s. The northern tip of Big Sur California is approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco, and the southern tip is about 245 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

The Big Sur coast line lies rest to some of the most exclusive properties in the area. These estates celebrate the joining of land and sea in an understated elegance taking advantage of the panoramic and some unparelleled ocean views. Big Sur homes offer front row seats to breathtaking sunsets, wildlife, nature, and an abundance of sea life at play. As you enjoy your views from this edge of the world you will revitalize your soul and calm your spirit.

Many locals who land in Big Sur thrive in an outdoor living environment enjoying the collide of man, nature and sea. Big Sur homes afford exclusivity, privacy, expansive terrain and no neighbor’s for miles. If you desire any of these characteristics in your upcoming home purchase then Big Sur is the place for you!

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