La Jolla

Nestled in the northern portion of San Diego is the picturesque community of La Jolla, California. This hilly, seaside town lies along the Pacific Ocean containing seven miles of beautiful beaches and homes.

Originally named by local Native Americans with a word that meant "land of holes" historians believe that the Spanish settlers transcribed the name as La Jolla.  The arrival of the railroad in 1890 turned the area into a resort town where people flocked to enjoy the beaches and quaint accommodations. Nicknamed "Jewel City" it is easy to understand why so many people are eager to call La Jolla California real estate home. Whether it be the plentiful shopping, dining, and entertainment options or the wonderful recreational opportunities, people come to visit the area and often decide to stay.

La Jolla Living

This luxurious community is home to over 40,000 people who enjoy all that the area has to offer. With the proximity to the ocean and plenty of amenities, it is no surprise that the population continues to grow. La Jolla California real estate has a median home value of 1.8 million dollars, and the area is comprised of 16 distinct neighborhoods, each offering their own charm and fine features. Notable residents included Ellen Browning Scripps who loved in La Jolla for the last 35 years of her life. She commissioned many of the unique architecture found in La Jolla and is well-known for her many philanthropic deeds.

Dining & Shopping

Schools, Health, & Transportation

Including over 200 schools, the San Diego Unified School District provides public educational services to the students living within the La Jolla California real estate boundaries. Taking pride in being one of the top, urban school districts in the United States, the district has educated Hall of Fame athletes, famous writers, scientists, and much more. There are also numerous private schools in the area for parents to choose from. The Bishop's School is a college-preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve, while The Children's School, Stella Maris Academy and Evans School are other private school options.

La Jolla California real estate is also home to the University of California, San Diego. UCSD is a top research university in the United States and includes the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the San Diego Supercomputer Center. Other opportunities for higher learning also exist is La Jolla and the surrounding area, and the city is known for its wide-variety of research centers.

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has prided itself on being the premier medical center in the area for over 80 years. Recognized for their excellence in patient care, the hospital provides services in a vast array of specialties including: neurology, dermatology, cardiac care, emergency services, cancer care, and much more. Listed in Forbes in 2011 and in Working Mother in 2014 as one of the top 100 companies to work for, it is easy to understand why Scripps is sought after by many people for their healthcare.

This seaside community is easy to navigate on foot. For that reason numerous people travel around La Jolla by walking or on a bicycle. With a commute that is three minutes less than the national average, La Jolla is also easy to access via Interstate 5 and State Road 52. Those looking to travel by air have the convenience of the nearby San Diego International Airport. With services to numerous non-stop destinations, this airport is a top choice for many business and pleasure travelers.

Parks & Recreation

With an average daily temperature of 70 degrees, the mild climate is perfect for enjoying a wide-variety of outdoor activities. Visitors and residents alike enjoy activities such as biking, swimming, kayaking, hiking, camping, and much more.

Those looking for a spot to snorkel, kayak, or simply enjoy the wildlife, visit La Jolla Cove. This picturesque beach is surrounded by cliffs and is perfect for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. La Jolla California real estate also boasts 35 parks that provide a tremendous amount of options for recreation and relaxation. Whether looking for a new place to exercise of a location for some family fun, La Jolla has it all.

Shopping opportunities are plentiful in the numerous mall, shops, and boutiques found in the area. Whether you are looking for the perfect outfit, home decor, a gift, or a collectible the quaint shops in La Jolla have it all.

After a day or work or play, a great meal is never far away. For a great date night or an evening out with friends a stop at Georges at the Cove is a must. The palate-pleasing menu and great views are just some of the many reasons why this restaurant was named one of the top restaurants in California. Brockton Villa is another great culinary find located in La Jolla.

LISA J. STRAZA CRS

Pacific Sotheby's International Realty

16915 Avenida de Acacias PO Box 1023

Rancho Santa Fe CA 92067

Phone: 619-980-5182

Email: lisa@lisastraza.com

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