Sorrento Valley is located about 15 mi (24 km) north of Downtown San Diego. 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. 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 San Diego.