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

Western Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve
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.


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

  • Qualcomm corporate headquarters
  • Chicken of the Sea corporate headquarters
  • Websense corporate headquarters
  • Accelrys US corporate headquarters
  • Arena Pharmaceuticals corporate headquarters
  • Webster University San Diego Metropolitan Campus
  • ecoATM

Coordinates: 32°54′09″N 117°11′07″W / 32.9025°N 117.18528°W / 32.9025; -117.18528

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