Who Wouldn't Want To Live In La Jolla?

In Spanish, La Jolla means "the jewel" - an appropriate name for this exquisite community. La Jolla is one of the most affluent communities in the United States. People move to La Jolla for its famous beaches, upscale shopping, fine dining, great schools and high tech businesses. Over 40,000 residents live in the 92037 zip code of La Jolla.

La Jolla Cove view
, La Jolla is famous for its upscale homes and dramatic coastline.

La Jolla's Coast And Beaches Are World Famous

The cliffs and sea caves along La Jolla Cove create one of the most dramatic coastal scenes you'll find in Southern California. Artifacts have been found indicating that Native Americans settled here nearly 10,000 years ago. In 1850 the lands of La Jolla became incorporated as part of San Diego. In 1869 two brothers, Daniel and Samuel Sizer, each purchased 80-acre plots for the price of $1.25 per acre here from the city. Their plots of land, located between Fay Street and La Jolla Boulevard, would be worth nearly $2 million per acre today.

houses in La Jolla
La Jolla has some of the most expensive homes in San Diego County..also some of the most stylish, elegant and interesting.

Real Estate In La Jolla

"La Jolla will always be a sought after area, and the real estate will always be some of the most exclusive in the country," said Peter Middleton, of Middleton & Associates Real Estate in La Jolla. In May, 2015 the median price of a single family home in La Jolla was $1.9M according to DataQuick. The median price for condos in La Jolla fin 2011 was $697,500. said Middleton.

Shops along Prospect Street in La Jolla
La Jolla's downtown "Village" offers a variety of upscale shopping and elegant dining along Prospect Street.

Beautiful Location Attracts People To Move Here

While La Jolla is known to be one of the most affluent communities in the United States, it has a down to earth feel due to the beautiful natural scenery and friendly residents. Located 12 miles north of Downtown San Diego, La Jolla starts at Pacific Beach to the south and extends along the Pacific Ocean shoreline north to include Torrey Pines State Reserve. The City of San Diego defines the community's eastern boundary as Gilman Drive. Mount Soledad rises 825 feet above sea level and provides a panoramic view of La Jolla and beyond.

La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Cove is a scenic destination for tourists and locals.

Beachs And Reefs Popular For Water Activities

With seven miles of majestic coastline, La Jolla is famous for it's beautiful beaches. Spectacular waves crash wildly along rocky beaches below sandstone bluffs. La Jolla Cove has some of the clearest water of all San Diego beaches, making it ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling. The north facing cliffs rise up dramatically. The cliffs have a number of sea caves that are popular with kayakers. At a spot above the caves known as "Deadman's" you can see all the way to Dana Point on a clear day. Just north of the Cove is La Jolla Shores - called "The Shores" by locals. "The Shores" offer waves that are gentle, making this sandy beach a favorite for swimmers. La Jolla is also known for having some of the best surfing spots in California, including Windansea, Big Rock, Bird Rock and Blacks Beach.

Homes along coastline in La Jolla
La Jolla real estate with ocean views is some of the most expensive in San Diego County.

La Jolla Renown For High Tech and Education

There is more to La Jolla than just fun in the sun. This community is home to serious research institutions including The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), the Salk Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Stephen Birch Aquarium & Museum. La Jolla has a number of pharmaceutical and biotech companies including The Burnham Institute, Neurgenetics, Molecular Medicine BioServices and Digital Gene Technologies. With art galleries, the Museum Of Contemporary Art and La Jolla Playhouse, there is also cutting edge culture here.

La Valencia Hotel
The historic La Valencia Hotel in the downtown "Village."

Shopping in La Jolla

La Jolla's downtown "Village" offers a variety of upscale shopping and elegant dining. Some of Southern California's finest cuisine can be found here. For shopping you'll find charming boutiques, jewelry stores and high-end art galleries. The La Jolla Visitor Information Center is located at 7966 Herschel Ave., Suite A, near the corner of Prospect Street and Herschel Avenue. Here you will find friendly, professional information on everything La Jolla has to offer. Beyond the Village there are large shopping malls, town centers and marketplaces in or within close driving distance of La Jolla. The UTC (University Town Center), located in the nearby Golden Triangle is the largest shopping mall in the area with over 180 retail outlets.

With its near perfect weather, spectacular coastline, great shopping and beautiful homes, La Jolla truly is the jewel of Southern California.

Big waves at La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Cove handles the largest swells that roll into California. During biggest swells, the cliffs are lined with people watching surfers take on the challenging waves.


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Bird Rock Elementary
5371 La Jolla Hermosa Ave.

La Jolla Elementary
111 Marine St.

Torrey Pines Elementary
8350 Cliffridge Ave.

All Hallows Academy
2390 Nautilus St.

Gillispie School
7380 Girard Ave.


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