Seaside living doesn’t get any better than it is in La Jolla, San Diego’s “Jewel by the Sea.” If you plan on buying a home in La Jolla, you can choose to live atop a hill, with panoramic ocean views, in the “village,” where you can walk to your favorite shopping and dining or in a seaside cottage.

La Jolla Amenities

Unlike some of our other communities, La Jolla offers a plethora of shopping and dining opportunities. Girard Ave. and Prospect St. offer quaint boutiques, high-end retailers and lots of eateries.

Then, there is the newish La Plaza La Jolla with shops galore and some amazing restaurants where you can sip an espresso, dine on Italian cuisine, lunch in an organic superfood café and then stop into a Swiss chocolatier for dessert.

Visitors (of which there is no shortage) and residents alike love La Jolla for the surfing (both body and board), seal watching, kayaking, snorkeling and lazing away our gorgeous summer days on the best beaches in California.

Outdoor recreation in La Jolla isn’t limited to water sports. Local hikers take to the the numerous trails at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve® or take in the sunset from a perch at Cuvier Park. Have little ones? They’ll enjoy releasing all that energy at Kellogg Park.

It’s hard to believe that with so many ultra-private golf courses in San Diego, one of the best, Torrey Pines Golf Course, is a muni course. When you move to La Jolla you’ll be close enough to work on your swing after work or spend a Saturday taking that “good walk spoiled.”

No mention of the cultural scene in La Jolla would be complete without introducing you to the Museum of Contemporary Art and the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus. The former was founded in 1941 and is home to a collection of more than 4,700 works in a variety of genres.

The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus is the crown jewel of the community, with concerts held at the Mandeville Auditorium on the campus of UC San Diego.

La Jolla’s Schools

When it comes to education, La Jolla is best known for its post-secondary institutions. These include:

  • The University of California San Diego
  • The Salk Institute (offers graduate training)
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography (at UC San Diego)
  • Scripps Research Institute

The public-school students of La Jolla attend schools administered by the San Diego Unified School District. They are assigned to the following schools:

  • Torrey Pines Elementary – In 2017, Torrey Pines Elementary ranked better than 98.5 percent of all public elementary schools in California.
  • Bird Rock Elementary
  • La Jolla Elementary – La Jolla Elementary is ranked number 3 of California’s 5,650 public elementary schools, outperforming 99.9 percent of them.
  • Muirlands Middle School
  • La Jolla High School

Some area students attend Preuss School, a charter middle and high school for low income students.

Parents who prefer private school may want to consider the following:

  • The Bishop’s School – grades 6 through 12
  • The Children’s School – from toddler through grade 8   
  • Stella Maris Academy – through 8th grade
  • The Gillispie School — age two through grade 6
  • Evans School – Elementary school

Homes in La Jolla

Plan on spending $339,000 for a very small condo to nearly $8 million for a beachfront condo with panoramic ocean views and high-end amenities

If you have your heart set on a single-family home you’ll find a delightful selection in La Jolla. Prices typically range from $1 million to more than $21 million.

You’ll find many of the area’s homes are cliffside, but there are some sprinkled along La Jolla’s shoreline.

We’re happy to show you any homes currently on the market in La Jolla. Reach out to us to schedule a tour.


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