Feeling good about the community you live in can be just as important as selecting the right home. As a local expert, I can help you find a neighborhood that best suits your needs. From local restaurants and activities to school information and market trends, explore the communities we serve below.
- Country Club
- Hidden Valley
- Muirlands West
- La Jolla Alta
- La Jolla Heights
- La Jolla Shores
- La Jolla Village
- Lower Hermosa
- Soledad South
- University Town Center
- Beach Barber Tract
- Bird Rock
- La Jolla Farms
- La Jolla Mesa
- Upper Hermosa
OVERVIEW OF LA JOLLA. With a dramatic coastline boasting spectacular views, it's no surprise that La Jolla is one of the most popular beach destinations in California. Surrounded on three sides by the sea and backed by the steep slopes of Mt. Soledad, La Jolla's coastal profile and quaint village lifestyle evoke a Mediterranean feel. With a unique microclimate that rarely drops below 50 degrees or exceeds 90 degrees, combined with unmatched natural beauty, an upscale casual vibe, and world-class attractions, La Jolla lives up to its nickname as "the jewel" of San Diego.
La Jolla offers a wide range of accommodations an activities, from upscale and luxurious hotels to casual fine dining, museums and art galleries, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and a slew of outdoor activities. Home to the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course and The Lodge of Torrey Pines. The area also offers well-groomed hiking trails with spectacular views. Along the dramatic coastline lies Scripps Park, where families can picnic throughout the summer while enjoying the Fourth of July fireworks and concerts under the stars. There are plenty of cultural attractions to visit in La Jolla, with the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, La Jolla Playhouse and the Museum of Contemporary Art all situated in close proximity to the Village.
La Jolla's biggest draw, for locals and tourists alike, are the beaches. During the summer and autumn months, the surf is relatively gentle, with warm waters in the 70s. Swimmers, snorkelers, scuba divers and surfers can enjoy the local beaches at La Jolla Shores, the Cove, and Windansea.
If the streets and storefronts in La Jolla seem older than elsewhere along the coast, it's because they are. With its fantastic natural scenery, unique in all San Diego, it was a natural choice for the earliest settlers and Native Indians before them. Over the years, the rising demand for rooms and a view has set the market and shaped La Jolla into an affluent community reflected in the upscale restaurants, fine art galleries and luxury car dealerships seen about town. Travelers can still appreciate the simple bounty that started it all with a driving or walking tour along with La Jolla's rocky points and reefs from La Jolla Cove to the Children's Pool and southward to Windansea Beach and Bird Rock. In the space of a few short miles, you'll encounter peaceful bays and pounding surf, offshore kelp, and nearshore tide pools, sea caves and seal rookeries, sparkling azure water, and gleaming white beaches.
La Jolla is part of the City of San Diego, bordered by Pacific Beach to the south, Del Mar to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
The exact origin of La Jolla's name is somewhat uncertain. Historians dispute whether the name originates from the Spanish work La Joya, which means "the jewel," or from the Native American term Woholle meaning "hole in the mountains."
La Jolla's primary zip code is 92037. It is the only neighborhood within the City of San Diego where mail is addressed to read "La Jolla, CA." Other La Jolla zip codes include the UCSD campus (92092, 92093) and University City, aka "UTC" (92121). The post office is located in downtown La Jolla on 1140 Wall Street between Hershel and Ivanhoe.
- Bed and Breakfast Inn at La Jolla
- The Bishop's School
- Grande Colonial Hotel
- La Jolla Women's Club
- Mt. Soledad Memorial
- Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (Ellen Browning Scripps residence).
- The 12 Green Dragon Buildings
- La Valencia Hotel
- Wisteria Cottage, home of the La Jolla Historical Society
- Scripps Pier
- The La Jolla Playhouse was founded by Gregory Peck, along with actors Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer in 1947. Peck, most famous for his role in "To Kill A Mockingbird," was born in La Jolla.
- Other La Jolla residents of note include the late author Theodore "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, Senator John McCain, presidential candidate Mitt Romney, director Gore Verbinski, and Nobel Prize winner Clive Granger.
- La Jolla High School was founded in 1922.
- Winter swells from Alaska bring six to eight-foot waves and plenty of surfers to these beaches.
- Because the water at La Jolla Cove is protected, surfboards, boogie boards, and other flotation devices are not permitted.
- During the summer, parking is at a premium. In addition, narrow streets and numerous pedestrians can make driving a challenge.
- La Jolla Cove gets big waves only a handful of times each year, but when it does, the crashing waves are a sight to behold.
- Sandstone rocks at Windansea Beach create natural alcoves of varying size, perfect for private parties or rendezvous.
- Windansea's historic Surf Shack is a popular backdrop for wedding and sunset photos.
LA JOLLA REAL ESTATE
La Jolla is a highly desirable community, and real estate prices here reflect that. Homeowners in La Jolla, like much of Southern California, have seen an extraordinary appreciation of their homes' values, making real estate a solid investment in the area. As more and more people choose the temperate climate and a refined yet relaxed lifestyle that La Jolla has to offer, this is one real estate trend that shows no signs of slowing any time soon. Recent real estate reports indicate that you might be able to find a small one-bedroom condominium for around $300,000. A typical three-bedroom, two-bath single-family home generally starts around the $ 1,000,000 mark. The median price for such a home is generally anywhere from $ 1,600,000 to $ 1,800,000. Of course, luxury residences abound in La Jolla. The city's real estate market recently topped out at just under $ 25,000,000 for a breathtaking six-bedroom, eleven-bath home on nearly six acres of land. At this price point, you will find spectacular waterfront views and tens of thousands of square feet of the finest stones, tiles, and woods. The world-famous La Jolla Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan institute for the research and education of economic development. The institute focuses on understanding economic influences and new ways to develop organizations and communities for economic prosperity. The Institute dedicates much time working with new technologies of the information age,m and how these technologies can affect the economy. La Jolla is rich in beauty, culture, opportunity, and pride. It is one of the most desirable cities in the country to visit, or to live. La Jolla truly is a "jewel."
RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES, ASSISTED LIVING AND CONVALESCENT INFORMATION
- Casa de Manana
- The Seasons at La Jolla
- Sunrise Assisted Living of La Jolla
- Social Service League of La Jolla
- White Sands of La Jolla
- Florence Riford Adult Center
- Chateau La Jolla Inn
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
- Bird Rock Elementary School
- La Jolla Elementary School
- Torrey Pines Elementary School
PUBLIC MIDDLE SCHOOLS
- Muirlands Middle School
PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS
- La Jolla High School
- Preuss Model School at UCSD
- San Diego Unified School District
- Al Hallows Academy School
- The Bishop's School
- The Children's School
- The Evans School
- The Gellispie School
- La Jolla Country Day School
- Stella Maris Academy
- Montessori Institute of San Diego
- San Diego French American School
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