Life in La Jolla
Home to approximately 43,000 residents, the community of La Jolla resides inside the city of San Diego and just 12 miles north of its city center and airport. La Jolla extends north to the Torrey Pines State Reserve and Del Mar, California, and the area borders Pacific Beach to the south. La Jolla is blessed with hills surrounded on three sides by beach and shoreline, allowing magnificent surf, sea, sunset and coastline views to many of its residents, and La Jolla’s temperate climate allows year-round enjoyment of recreational pursuits from tennis and golf to kayak-fishing and stand-up paddling as well as offering some of the best surf in the country, (oft discovered through the Beach Boys in the line “all over La Jolla” in their smash hit, “Surfin’ USA”) The popularity of La Jolla real estate is also related to the fact that the community is located within 12 miles of of America’s Finest City: San Diego.
La Jolla’s lifestyle can be many things to different people, but educational, social, professional, cultural and recreational opportunities are undeniably vast. The influence of UCSD, the Salk Institute and Scripps Institute of Oceanography has made La Jolla a hotbed of scientific and biomedical research and a community where leaders of art, science, and business live, work, and play.Your children, too, will find endless educational opportunities in La Jolla’s fine public and private schools.To promise you will meet interesting people in La Jolla would be quite an understatement, and one of the blessings of working in La Jolla real estate is the same as that enjoyed by those making La Jolla their home: you meet extraordinary people from all over the world here! Sit down at a favorite coffee shop and you will likely find yourself next to a Nobel laureate or a world famous musician, a Fortune 500 businessman or a famous professional surfer– and you will find them all enjoying the same climate, picturesque scenery, and wonderful lifestyle that drew you to this beautiful community.
Art & Culture
La Jolla’s many philanthropists have contributed to the vitality of the cultural offerings throughout La Jolla and San Diego, supporting world-renowned music festivals like “Mainly Mozart,” and La Jolla Music Society’s year-round programs and Summerfest Concerts which bring many of the finest artists in the world directly to La Jolla. From Herb Alpert and the Kings of Salsa to International Tchaikovsky Competition Winners and the New York Philharmonic, the highest quality musicians come to San Diego and La Jolla to perform for its residents. La Jolla also offers Summer Concerts by the Sea at La Jolla Cove’s seaside Scripps Park, enjoyed by La Jolla residents of all ages. La Jolla’s famed La Jolla Playhouse on the campus of UCSD has served as the breeding ground for Broadway hits including “Rent” and “The Jersey Boys” and The Old Globe Theater at Balboa Park in San Diego brings some of the finest actors and directors to its renowned stage. Cultural offerings seem absolutely endless in every genre in La Jolla, and you will certainly find those that interest YOU right here.
Depending on your chosen lifestyle, you might find your La Jolla real estate dream at a Barber Tract beachside cottage or a La Jolla Farms bluff-top manse, a secluded Muirlands ranch home or a Bird Rock or Village condominium… No matter what your budget and what sort of home and lifestyle you prefer, you can enjoy the vacation-every-day pleasure to be found in this immensely popular village of La Jolla. Call us or contact us anytime and we will help you discover your La Jolla Lifestyle!
The Jewel of California
The name “La Joya” is a Spanish word meaning “the jewel,” so legend has it “La Jolla” is simply a misspelling based on inappropriate substitution of the “ll” sound in Spanish for the correct “y.” The beautiful community of La Jolla, without a doubt, is deserving of its name. The derivation of the La Jolla town name, though, might actually stem from a Native American tribe, the La Jolla band of Luiseno Indians. The tribe inhabited La Jolla real estate for several centuries before the arrival of the Spanish. Residents of La Jolla often refer to their town center as “the Village,” or simply “Town of La Jolla.” Interestingly enough, although some La Jolla addresses lie within the San Diego city limits, the U.S. postal service has officially designated La Jolla as the only acceptable name for use in mailing addresses for the zip codes that cover this area, giving many the impression that La Jolla is its own separate incorporated city, even though it is actually a part of the City of San Diego.