The upscale and affluent area of La Jolla is located on the curvaceous southern coastline of California. Seven miles long, this seaside community consists of magnificent trails, beaches, canyons, coves, parks, and rolling hills. It’s called “the jewel” of San Diego for a reason: its unmatched natural beauty. You’ll find panoramic, sweeping views of the ocean and colorful, stylish boutiques lining charming streets. The beach town is laid-back yet lavish; the homes are grand and massive, from mansions to large homes with pools and patios. The schools are highly rated, and there’s always something relaxing to do, from getting a breath of fresh air on a walking trail, wriggling your toes in the sand, to spending time with friends or family at chic restaurants and coffee shops.
Scenic ocean views
Gorgeous sprawling homes
Beautiful boutiques and streets
Wonderful school system
From young professionals to families to retirees, La Jolla residents lead a casual yet posh lifestyle. In terms of real estate, most residents own their homes. The community loves to get outdoors, whether it’s by the water, on a hike, or sitting on the patio of a fine dining restaurant.
La Valencia Hotel
The views are unbeatable in La Jolla, as is the food that goes along with it. Herringbone is one of the loveliest places to eat in La Jolla. You’ll dine under dazzling lights and 100-year-old olive trees, enjoying an ocean-to-table culinary experience made from the freshest ingredients. Looking for ambience? The Med at the iconic La Valencia Hotel features live music and ocean views. Want expertly prepared steak and seafood in an elegant atmosphere? Eddie V's promises a memorable meal (check out the cocktail lounge featuring live jazz!). If you’re craving traditional Italian eats, head to Piatti for yummy pizza prepared in the restaurant’s stone hearths. For those who enjoy eating somewhere unique, try scrumptious California fare at The Cottage, which is housed in a delightful vintage home.
Downtown La Jolla, or “The Village,” is a walkable area bustling with galleries, shops, and boutiques. It’s known for its jewelry stores and high-end shops, so don’t be afraid to shop until you drop.
Children's Pool Beach
There’s plenty of sunshine and things to do in the golden village of La Jolla. Hike the tree-surrounded trails and beautiful canyons in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, or play a few holes at the Torrey Pines Golf Course that sits on top of stunning coastal cliffs. La Jolla Cove is a must for the views. For those interested in the arts, catch a play at the La Jolla Playhouse or take in an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
La Jolla Shores
The area is also known for its one-of-a-kind festivals and events. La Jolla Concours D’ Elegance is a luxury and classic car show that happens every year. La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival was the first of its kind founded in North America, and it happens right here in La Jolla.
The Farmers Insurance Open is the iconic professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour that passes through town. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival has some of the finest and most diverse art you’ll see in the area (plus wine!).
La Jolla’s public school district, the San Diego Unified School District, has several highly rated schools and educational facilities of note, including:
Bird Rock Elementary School, Public, K-5
La Jolla Elementary School, Public, K-5
Muirlands Middle School, Public, 6-8
La Jolla High School, Public, 9-12
The Bishop’s School, Private, 6-12
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