The neighborhood of Mission Fields is closer to Rio Road and the Carmel Mission on the southeast part of Carmel between Carmel Valley Road and Rio Road then from Val Verde Drive east to Highway 1. Homes in this area were developed in the 1960s and 1970s and have more of a tract like feel. They are going to have more of a ranch style with lot sizes around 6,000 square feet. There are also some condos and townhomes in this area. This neighborhood is closer to commercialized shopping in the Crossroads and Barnyard Shopping Center. It also borders the Carmel River. The homes in this neighborhood will vary in size from 1,100 square feet up to 2,100 square feet.
The neighborhood amenities include the Carmel Post Office, the Monterey County Convention Center, as mentioned above, the Crossroads Shopping Center, the Barnyard Shopping Center (where one of the Farmer’s Markets is held weekly during the summer months), and local favorites such as Café Rio, Carmel Valley Roasting Company, and From Scratch.
Homes will vary in price from $530,000 up to $750,000. The median list price in this area is $545,000 and the median sales price is $592,500. The average square footage is about 1,400 square feet and $425 price per square foot. The average age of homes in this neighborhood is going to be about 57 years old.