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Carmel Valley Village (also known as Carmel Valley for short) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Monterey County, California, United States. At the time of the 2010 census the population was 4,407, down from 4,700 at the 2000 census.
In November 2009, a majority of residents voted against incorporation.
In 1946, Byington Ford and his brother, Tirey Ford, developed the Carmel Valley Village and Airway Market, first known as the General Store, a barber shop, a drug store and soda fountain, a beauty shop, and a liquor store. All were in walking distance of the Airpark and decorated to resemble a Mexican village. Byrington Ford recorded house lots adjacent to the airfield that would constitute a village of “hangar houses”,and his brother Tirey built a prototype hangar house off Ford Road at the west end of the airfield to serve as an example for the airborne community of the future. Following the War it became apparent that there would not be a plane in every garage,so Ford had to adjust his enterprise, combining sales to plane owners with sales to home seekers,and he enjoyed a brisk trade. Only 2 true hangar houses were ever built at Carmel Valley Airport: Tirey’s (which later burned), and one other, still standing, on the north side of the runway. Non-pilots bought up many of the runway Airpark sites, and to suit their many tastes Byington created ranch-house sites of 1-3 acres and envisioned hillside homes where residents could look down on incoming planes. A clubhouse built for the Airpark later became an integral part of the Village’s Blue Sky Lodge. The Monterey County Board of Supervisors was intent on shutting down the airport,and a handful of Carmel Valley residents also aligned themselves toward the same goal. A group of local pilots & concerned citizens formed the Carmel Valley Historic Airpark Society (CVHAS) in 2000,grabbed some petitions, started talking to the neighbors & set out to fight city hall. In a fitting ironic twist, the CVHAS used one of city hall’s favorite tactics to push their cause – they turned to environmental protection – a strategy not commonly used to protect an airport. The airport was shut down in 2002. Now the airport is used by local residents as a park and for modelers to fly remote controlled planes. The village is about 12 miles from the mouth of Carmel Valley.
This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Carmel Valley Village has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated “Csb” on climate maps.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Carmel Valley Village had a population of 4,407. The population density was 229.8 people per square mile (88.7/km²). The racial makeup of Carmel Valley Village was 4,044 (91.8%) White, 21 (0.5%) African American, 22 (0.5%) Native American, 70 (1.6%) Asian, 11 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 120 (2.7%) from other races, and 119 (2.7%) from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 328 persons (7.4%).

The Census reported that 4,403 people (99.9% of the population) lived in households, 4 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 1,895 households, out of which 447 (23.6%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 988 (52.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 162 (8.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 72 (3.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 104 (5.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 18 (0.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 506 households (26.7%) were made up of individuals and 214 (11.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32. There were 1,222 families (64.5% of all households); the average family size was 2.77.

The population was spread out with 763 people (17.3%) under the age of 18, 220 people (5.0%) aged 18 to 24, 726 people (16.5%) aged 25 to 44, 1,788 people (40.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 910 people (20.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51.7 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.
There were 2,156 housing units at an average density of 112.4 per square mile (43.4/km²), of which 1,326 (70.0%) were owner-occupied, and 569 (30.0%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.6%. 3,214 people (72.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,189 people (27.0%) lived in rental housing units.

Carmel Valley Village has a number of wine tasting rooms, as well as several high-end hotels affiliated with the wineries. Wineries with tasting rooms in Carmel Valley include Bernardus, Boëté, Chateau Julien, Chateau Sinnet, Folktale, Galante, Georis, Heller Estate, Joullian Village, Joyce Vineyards, Parsonage, San Saba and Talbott. A public bus, called the Grapevine Express Route 24 and run by Monterey-Salinas Transit, stops at most of these tasting rooms.
The Monterey Wine Trolley also offers a tour on a former San Francisco trolley that makes stops at several wineries in the Monterey Peninsula and Carmel Valley Village.
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