Presented By:

La Jolla, Jewel of the California Coast

The San Diego seaside resort community of La Jolla is a beautiful study in contrasts. It is a part of the larger city of San Diego and has a comparatively small population in comparison to the larger urban city. Considered by its residents to be both the Monte Carlo, as well as the Jewel of California, because of its European quality and beautiful landscape, La Jolla combines a curving coastline with natural coves and rolling green hillsides dotted with million dollar homes. Its easternmost boundary is the 5 Freeway and includes a significant part of the University of California, San Diego campus.

La Jolla definitely has a European vibe with its busy little village and beautiful cliffsides above the Pacific Ocean, which helps to inspire the Monte Carlo moniker. While the name may not actually mean “jewel,” given that it is actually a Spanish corruption of a name the local band of Luiseno Native Americans gave to the region, La Jolla is truly a jewel. La Jolla is a jewel with plenty to appease those interested in nature and those interested in culture.

Home of University of California, San Diego and the Natural World

La Jolla is both the home of the San Diego campus of the University of California, and a beautiful, scenic place close to the natural world of Southern California. This campus includes neighborhood cultural and research institutions as the Mandell Weiss Theater & Forum, the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library and the Salk Institute.

The northern border of La Jolla extends to the Torrey Pines State Reserve.  La Jolla has many hiking trails that seem as far removed from the noise of city as you can get in California, as well as beautiful overlooks with amazing ocean views, ocean caves along the coastline and plenty of marine life along the water, befitting a coastal community.

The Glamorous and Quiet La Jolla Village

La Jolla Village has high end shops and boutiques, fine galleries, artisanal coffee shops and fantastic dining in its many restaurants for cultural thrill-seekers and people-watchers. Much of the shopping is focused in one district that is made up of two main streets in the Village, Prospect Street and Girard Avenue; however, the shopping district is gradually spreading out into the neighboring and side streets, as well.

The nightlife in La Jolla can be quiet, but there are bars that cater to a younger, hipper crowd. But quieter, upscale bars like the Whaling Bar at the La Valencia hotel, are more the rule for the seaside community that caters to old-money residents, visiting royalty and visiting film stars.

La Jolla Village is not as quiet and retiring as it once was, however, although it maintains much of the alluring cosmopolitan quality that makes it such a popular seaside resort town.

Over the years in La Jolla Village, there has been a decided increase in development and tourism that has altered the formerly very private village. La Jolla Village is a part of the larger city of San Diego, and maintains its own postal code.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Share & Print This Post
Choose A Topic Below

How much is your
Home worth?

Looking for a home? Talk to an Area Expert...
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Follow Us

2 days ago

Maxine & Marti Gellens, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Now offered at $6,295,000!!

This stunning, single-story home sits on a 0.46 acre lot, in the highly sought-after flats of the Olde Muirlands.

If you have questions, or to set up a showing, please call us at 858.551.6630

#lajolla #muirlands #oldemuirlands #lajollarealestate #singlestory
...

View on Facebook

3 days ago

Maxine & Marti Gellens, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

JUST LISTED! 🌟 European elegance meets modern beauty in this meticulous Muirlands estate, where awe-inspiring ocean & golf course views provide a priceless backdrop for sophisticated entertaining and personal enjoyment alike. Presenting a grand yet comfortable ambiance, the graceful floor plan features over 8,300 sq. ft. of luxurious interior space with an elevator servicing all levels. Upon entry, you’re greeted by expansive living areas showcasing head-on blue water views through a wall of curvilinear glass, abundant windows & spacious decks. A stunning, wood-paneled office plus the privately situated master retreat, with its sitting room, dual walk-in closets & spa-inspired bath, are also on the entry level.

Downstairs you will find an amazing recreation/game room with a kitchenette, 3 bedrooms and an exercise room with steam shower & sauna. The home also offers a top-floor guest suite, breathtaking rooftop deck, separate staff wing, and 4-car garage with additional off-street parking. The backyard is surrounded by privacy-providing greenery and boasts a gorgeous pool with soothing water features, an elevated spa, sprawling lawn, and numerous patios perfect for lounging or just enjoying La Jolla’s year round temperate climate. Some notable features: security system with comprehensive cameras, 6 zones of heat & A/C, secure vault room, electronic locks on all entry doors, speakers in most rooms, Tesla EV charger, whole house water treatment unit, automated window coverings in the living & rec rooms, as well as pre-wiring for a generator & home automation system. Coveted Muirlands locale!

#lajolla #muirlands #lajollamuirlands #lajollarealestate #oceanviews #golfcourseviews
...

View on Facebook

4 days ago

Maxine & Marti Gellens, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

It’s all about the details at this Brand New, extraordinary California Coastal Farmhouse west of the 101 in Solana Beach. Here we share a slideshow of all the interesting light fixtures in this home.

#solanabeach #solanabeachhome #solanabeachrealestate #fletchercove #cedrosdesigndistrict
...

View on Facebook