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Retire in La Jolla and Del Mar

News | 6th Aug 2020

When you think of retirement, you often think of relaxing and perhaps living in a place where you like to vacation. San Diego coastal living offers just that. The Jewel, or in other words, La Jolla is one of the most desired communities in Southern California. The quaint area of Del Mar is also a wonderful place to consider retiring. In the beach communities of San Diego, you can enjoy the ocean air, stunning Pacific Ocean views, and one of the most pleasant climates in the world. Retiring in La Jolla/Del Mar is like living in the southern Mediterranean, as the climate is similar and many of the homes offer indoor-outdoor living.


Coastal San Diego has a lot to offer. From the many Michelin rated restaurants, shopping at one-of-a-kind boutiques, sandy beaches, and the exploration possibilities are endless. You can take bike trips, swim in the cove, play golf (what golfer doesn’t want to play a round at the famous Torrey Pines or La Jolla Country Club), hike in canyons, or just lie on one the world’s prettiest beaches and watch life go by. You can go to everything from concerts and art festivals, to plays and whale watching.


Sunny Southern California also offers a carefree lifestyle. Since the end of World War II, San Diego has been a popular place to retire.


The Real Estate Market in La Jolla and Del Mar

You won’t find for sale signs in La Jolla so working with a strong team who knows the market is important. The average detached home in La Jolla is about $2M and some reach beyond $20M. Del Mar is an even tighter knit community comprised of two square miles of coastal land and approximately just 4,500 people.

Features You Will Expect in a La Jolla and Del Mar Home

As you would expect, many private and single-family homes and condos in La Jolla and Del Mar have high-end amenities. Many have swimming pools and spas. Some also include bonuses like home gyms and theater rooms with posh seating and cinema quality projectors. Learn more in this laser projector buyer’s guide.


Outdoor living areas are almost an architectural and cultural requirement. So much so that you can expect to find homes with vanishing window walls and doors that allow the outdoors to become part of the home’s indoors. Master suites will have separate his and her closets and dressing areas. Bathrooms will include marble tubs and steam showers. Almost every bedroom will come equipped with its own en-suite bathroom.


The Bottom Line

The pleasant weather, opportunities to engage in abundant outdoor and cultural actives, and the availability of quality healthcare equates to a high quality of life for retirees in this Southern California area.

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