San Diego Communities

La Jolla California – The Spanish Jewel


La Jolla

La Jolla is the premier coastal community in San Diego. La Jolla homes are prized for their views and peaceful settings. La Jolla, Spanish for “The Jewel,” is 14 miles north of downtown San Diego.  California’s Riviera and one of San Diego’s most exclusive neighborhoods. La Jolla has charm, natural beauty, fabulous beaches, world-class cultural activities and an extensive array of cosmopolitan fine dining opportunities.  Historically, La Jolla real estate has been an excellent investment as space is limited and demand consistently remains high. From crashing waves along the shore to estates on Mt. Soledad, homes in La Jolla are truly world class. La Jolla has seven miles of rocky, serpentine shoreline, secluded coves, beaches, ocean caves, exquisite views, small parks, majestic caves, the renowned cliff-top Coast Walk, and a fabulous shopping district in “The Village” with its cafes, boutiques, coffee houses, prestigious galleries, and award winning restaurants.

With its dramatic coastline and spectacular views, it’s no surprise that La Jolla was one of the first San Diego neighborhoods to be settled, and has since become some of the most prized real estate in the nation.

Surrounded on three sides by the sea and backed by the steep slopes of Mt. Soledad, La Jolla has a Mediterranean feel and enjoys a unique micro climate which rarely drops below 55 degrees or exceeds 90 degrees with an average daily temperature of 70.5 °F (21.4 °C) making this area a tourist hotspot. The bustling business district offers one-of-a-kind boutiques, art galleries and restaurants, and the surrounding residential community is a charming mix of turn-of-the-century Spanish architecture, eccentric modern designs and everything in-between.

There are many different parts of La Jolla, much like small community within a neighborhood. There is La Jolla Farms, La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Heights, Hidden Valley, Country Club, Village, Beach-Barber Tract, Lower Hermosa, Bird Rock, Muirlands, Soledad South, and Upper Hermosa. The 2004 estimated population was 42,808 and the most popular zip code for La Jolla Real Estate is 92037 which is a highly competitive market place for high-end living. La Jolla is home to the University of California San Diego (UCSD), the Salk Institute, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.