La Jolla Real Estate Guide
La Jolla is one of San Diego’s most affluent communities and for many the most beautiful coastal community in the country.
Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home in La Jolla please browse below for valuable information regarding La Jolla Real Estate. We offer comprehensive guides for each La Jolla neighborhood and up to date Real Estate listings updated every 10 minutes.
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA QUICK FACTS
TOTAL AREA 20 Square Miles
MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME $82,138
MEDIAN AGE 42.8
HOMES WITH KIDS 25.4%
AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE 2.93
La Jolla Neighborhoods Map
LA JOLLA ALTA
This is a family friendly neighborhood with some of the most spectacular views in San Diego. A panoramic vista encompassing the mountains to the east, downtown, the Bays and ocean.
LA JOLLA MESA
Residents enjoy incredible southerly vistas that go on forever from this south slope of Mt. Soledad. Incredible City, Bay & Ocean views make this a sought after upscale neighborhood that is family friendly.
Named for the prominent rock formation just offshore that the birds manage to keep white; this is a very popular neighborhood with the water sports enthusasts, thought the surf is treacherous for swimmers. There is a wide range of residential types, styles, sizes and prices here. This is a more “Accessible” neighborhood for first time home buyers in the area. Some very nice secluded beaches at the shore beckon one to take a stroll.
Hermosa = Beautiful or Lovely in Spanish and the original La Jolla Subdivision and Development was called La Jolla Hermosa in the 1920’s. A good neighborhood for families and moderately priced homes.
Abutting the Beach, this popular neighborhood is home to designs by numerous famous architects of the 1920’s. The original name for the subdivision and development of La Jolla was La Jolla Hermosa from which this neighborhood takes its name. Hermosa is Spanish for Beautiful or Lovely. Also the original location of the San Diego Railroad Station that went downtown.
An eclectic mix of homes reside here above the World Famous Surfing Beach called Windansea, which can be treacherous for swimmers. This neighborhood makes one recall the numerous California Beach Towns but on a more upscale level. Conveniently located, it is a popular location that commands commensurate prices depending on the location. Some of La Jolla’s most spectacular oceanfront homes can be found here.
This area has some of the most affordable homes in La Jolla some offering amazing ocean views. There are also several gated communities in the area. Easy freeway access.
Originally developed in the 1920’s by James W. Muir from which it gets its name. Muirlands is the heart of Family Friendly La Jolla and a sought after neighborhood for families with school age children due to the proximity of nearby schools and the broad streets. Generally priced in the higher end of the range for the area.<br>Also home to the Edgar Ulrich designed “Versaille of La Jolla.” or Muir House @ 1205 Muirlands Dr.
One of the most prestigious neighborhoods and addresses in La Jolla on and around Country Club Drive. You’ll find some spectacular homes with equally spectacular vistas. This neighborhood ranges in the upper reaches of La Jolla Homes.
THE VILLAGE OF LA JOLLA
The Commercial Center of the original development called La Jolla Hermosa and the Heart of La Jolla today with fine shops, fine cuisine, hotels, condos and offices. Usually thought of as La Jolla Village, but it is one of two Villages in La Jolla. See if you can find the other that is actually called La Jolla Village.
Hidden Valley isn’t all valley but includes hillside slopes with some spectacular views. The winding roads offer interesting exposures in this moderately priced & popular La Jolla neighborhood with easy highway access.
LA JOLLA SHORES
As close to Sea Level as you will get in La Jolla with a home. This is the classic beach side of La Jolla with the hillside homes rising above to the East. A much favored area due to the proximity to the gorgeous strand of sandy beach. Like many parts of San Diego, this area was subdivided in the early 1900’s when there was a mini boom in San Diego. Lots tend to be small as in most beach side areas.
LA JOLLA HEIGHTS
Westward views to the Ocean and Eastward views to the Mountains. The Heights has a nice, suburban, secluded feel; almost an enclave unto itself. Largely built in the 1960’s, you will find moderately priced homes here in this quiet neighborhood.
LA JOLLA VILLAGE NORTH
The Other often overlooked La Jolla Village North. Snuggled between Highway 5 & Gilman Drive as well as UCSD to the North, residents find this a very convenient location close to shopping and highway access. A family friendly moderately priced La Jolla neighborhood.
LA JOLLA FARMS
Farms in La Jolla ? Yes, the Black family had a Large Ranch/Farm in the South Torry Pines & North La Jolla Area. The famous or infamous Black’s Beach is named for the family. La Jolla Farms was subdivided in the 1950’s and had a more pastoral flavor to it. Now it is home to Mega Mansions and some of the most expensive homes in the United States. Surfer and Clothing Optional Sun Bathers enjoy using the Private Road that extends South from Black Gold as an easy way to get to the beach.