Welcome to La Jolla
La Jolla is “the Jewel of San Diego,” with breathtaking ocean scenery and ten beaches covering seven miles of coastline. There are also fantastic shops, restaurants, museums, and golf courses, so whether you want to spend the day lounging by the ocean or exploring the city, you’re sure to be satisfied within La Jolla’s borders.
La Jolla real estate is often just as spectacular as its setting, with grand resort-like residences enjoying incredible ocean frontage. Property prices generally rise in line with proximity to the oceanfront, with more affordable condos and apartments clustered close to the University of California, San Diego campus.
What to Love
- Beautiful homes
- Spectacular setting
- Ten beaches on seven miles of coastline
- World-class restaurants
- High-end shopping
People & Lifestyle
La Jolla is one of California’s most picturesque seaside towns, making it a major tourist destination. However, it’s also a living community with a population that spans demographics, from the affluence of the neighborhoods closest to the Pacific Ocean shoreline to more middle-class areas further inland. Home to some of San Diego’s best restaurants and upscale shopping streets, La Jolla is a community like no other.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Perched atop dramatic seaside bluffs and surrounded by the ocean on three sides, the gorgeous La Jolla Village
has boutiques and pavement cafes in an unbeatable setting. Prospect Street’s high-end retailers include Cartier and Ralph Lauren, earning it a reputation as the Rodeo Drive of San Diego, while Girard Street features chic boutiques such as Francesca’s.
is one of the finest restaurants in San Diego, with delectable contemporary Californian coastal cuisine, exceptional cocktails, and magnificent ocean views. Boutique retailers and outstanding restaurants can also be found at the beautiful European-style La Plaza La Jolla.
Here you can enjoy incredible rooftop views while dining on delicious Italian food at Catania.Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Marine Room
both offer exquisite fine dining experiences, specializing in the freshest seafood paired with delicious wines. The Cottages
and Sugar and Scribe Bakery
are favorite breakfast and brunch destinations, serving up the best coffees and pastries every day of the week.
Things to Do
La Jolla’s magnificent coastline encompasses everything from towering sea cliffs to jagged reefs and ocean caves. The crescent-shaped beach at La Jolla Shores
is the most iconic of La Jolla’s ten beaches, with locals and visitors alike heading here for swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and sunbathing. Highlights at other beaches include exploring the tide pools at Hospitals and Windansea
or enjoying the sea caves at La Jolla Cove.
La Jolla also boasts many attractions away from the waterfront. Head to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
for more than 4,000 artworks, including a large collection of Pop Art and minimalist works from the ‘60s and ‘70s. There are a number of world-class golf courses within a few minutes drive of La Jolla, including the Rees Jones-designed South Course at Torrey Pines
, where Tiger Woods won the 2008 U.S. Open, and the Johnny Miller and Robert Muir Graves-designed course at Maderas Golf Club
rated the best in San Diego.
La Jolla residents enjoy access to several outstanding local schools through the San Diego Unified school district.
- La Jolla Elementary, Public, K-5
- Torrey Pines Elementary, Public, K-5
- Bird Rock Elementary, Public, K-5
- Muirlands Middle, Public, 6-8
- La Jolla High, Public, 9-12 (Ranked one of the nation's top high schools by Newsweek and U.S. News)