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Sorrento Valley, San Diego

Sorrento Valley, San Diego
Community of San Diego
Sorrento Valley
Location of Sorrento Valley, San Diego
Country  United States of America
State  California
County San Diego
City San Diego

Sorrento Valley is a neighborhood of San Diego, California. It is located about 15 mi (24 km) north of Downtown San Diego and its main airport, Lindbergh Field. It is roughly bounded by Interstate 5 to the west, Camino Santa Fe to the east, the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve to the north and Miramar Road to the south, as shown on the San Diego Police Department's neighborhood map.[1]

Western Los Peñasquitos Canyon

While originally envisioned and zoned for industrial use, Sorrento Valley is now home to over 5,000 residents spread across three major single family home and condominium developments. Sorrento Valley is known as a center for high tech, biotech and scientific research, aided by its close proximity to the University of California, San Diego. It is part of the city's Mira Mesa, Torrey Pines, and University community planning areas.[2]


  • Economy 1
    • Personal income 1.1
  • Transportation 2
  • Major company headquarters 3
  • References 4


Sorrento Valley is home to many high tech, biotech, and IT companies. Notable companies in the neighborhood include, Qualcomm, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Optimer Pharmaceuticals, ACTIVE Network, Websense, Einstein Medical, and Scripps Clinic. In 2011 the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced plans to move into a $100 million, six-story building on Vista Sorrento Parkway in Sorrento Valley.[3] The building houses 400 special agents and support staff; the FBI occupied the building in May 2013.[4]

Personal income

The community (zip code 92121) has a median income of approximately $102,391/year. [5]


The West edge of Sorrento Valley contains the I-5 and I-805 freeways merge and/or split. The Sorrento Valley train station is a stop for the Coaster commuter and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner rail lines, which provide train links to Oceanside and Downtown San Diego.

Major company headquarters


  1. ^ "City Wide Neighborhood Map" (PDF). San Diego Police Department. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  2. ^ San Diego Planning Profiles
  3. ^ FBI building announced for Sorrento Mesa San Diego Union-Tribune, January 14, 2011
  4. ^ Davis, Kristina (May 27, 2013). "FBI moves into new Sorrento Valley HQ". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  5. ^ U.S. Census
  6. ^ Freeman, Mike (July 2, 2013). "EcoATM acquired for $350M in cash". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sorrento Valley Post Office

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