La Jolla, Spanish for “The Jewel”, is exactly that:the Jewel of San Diego. Located 15 minutes north of downtown San Diego, La Jolla exemplifies the joys of southern California coastal living. La Jolla neighborhoods are home to wonderful beaches, art, cultural activities, exquisite shopping, and awarding-winning restaurants. Known as a blend of both southern European resort atmosphere and southern California fun, La Jolla is a great place to live, work, and play. La Jolla citizens are active in the community and are friendly to visitors. It is an affluent community with down-to-earth vibes.
People from around the globe are drawn to this community that is nestled by the sea. To find out more about La Jolla’s demographics and specifics,browse some of the information below:
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TOP REASONS LA JOLLA IS UNIQUE:
OCEAN AND BEACHES
Two of the top reasons why people chose to live in La Jolla arethe ocean and its magnificent beaches. Compared to Florida, the beaches are owned by the state of California, so there are no private beaches in La Jolla, or anywhere in San Diego. Beaches are exceptional and each one of them has its own character. For example, La Jolla Cove is San Diego’s most desirable spot for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Another amazing beach is La Jolla Shores which is an ideal spot for families, sunbathers, and beginner surfers with its long sandy beach and gentle waves.
La Jolla is one of the most beautiful communities of San Diego, and offers a lifestyle like no other. La Jolla’s 92037 zip code has been one of the hottest zip codes in the U.S. for decades. When moving to La Jolla, clients can expect world-class shopping and one-of-a-kind dining. La Jolla is a home to many art galleries andspecialty shops, including the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the nationally recognized Stephen Birch Aquarium.
La Jolla is home to award-winning public and private schools. La Jolla’s public schools are among the finest in the nation and are under the jurisdiction of the San Diego Unified School District. Since public schools offer great academics and athletic programs, many people in La Jolla choose public schools over private. The public schools in the area include: Torrey Pines Elementary, La Jolla Elementary, and Bird Rock Elementary;Muirlands Middle School; andLa Jolla High.
People also move to La Jolla specifically to have their children attend one of the most well known private schools in the world, The Bishop’s School. Along with The Bishop’s School, La Jolla is home to other private schools including: La Jolla Country Day, All Hollows, the Evans School, Gillispie School, and the Children’s School.
La Jolla is also home to the University of California at San Diego, and is in close proximity to San Diego State University, and the University of San Diego.
There isan old saying in real estate, “Location, Location, Location.” Owning a home in La Jolla allows residents to love and embrace the art of coastal living. From exclusive boutiques and fine dining to art galleries and shows, residents of La Jolla can have it all. On weekends, residents enjoy Sunday mornings at the local farmer’s market, a movie at The Lot, and choosing from many award-winning restaurants. Those looking for an adventure and some cardio are usually at the beach surfing, swimming, or cycling up one of the La Jolla’s hills. In the afternoon, residents can be seen at the beach, at the local restaurants, or at some of the variousentertainment events that La Jolla Village has to offer.
San Diego’s exceptional climate is another reason why many people choose to live here. It is around 70 degrees (21 C) most of the time, so it is never truly hot and it is never cold. Low humidity and cool ocean breezes spoil locales with indoor/outdoor living 12 months of the year.
There are 16 neighborhoods in La Jolla: La Jolla Farms, La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Heights, Country Club, Hidden Valley, The Village, the Beach-Barber Tract, Lower Hermosa, Bird Rock, the Muirlands, La Jolla Mesa, La Jolla Alta, Soledad South, Upper Hermosa, and Muirlands West, La Jolla Village by UCSD. Each neighborhood offers an exception lifestyle. Whether you are looking for oceanfront, ocean view, walkability, privacy, urban or beachyhome, La Jolla has it all. Architecture is different within the neighborhoods as well. Depending on what era the house was built, one can expect anything from quintessential beach bungalows, cute cottages,historic Spanish, stately Tudor-styled homes to gated estates, contemporary and trophy residences.
The residents of La Jolla are active supporters of their local schools and businesses. La Jolla is also home to the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, La Jolla Country Club, and Torrey Pines Golf Course.
For decades, La Jolla has been a magnet for scientists, biologists, researchers, intellects and creative entrepreneurs. Recently, the National Geographic Channel featured San Diego as the only U.S. city in its acclaimed documentary series “World’s Smart Cities”. San Diego was chosen for its strong technology sector, local innovators, green practices, smart public planning, and its unparalleled quality of life. Other selection factors included San Diego’s size of population, demographics and cultural diversity, livability, economy and business climate, educational institutions, leadership, and its strong sense of community. Residents of San Diego and La Jolla are fortunate to be the hub of technology. biotech research, and development.Well-known companies includingQualcomm and Illumina are just a couple of examples of corporations that consider San Diego and La Jolla their home.
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