Moving to La Jolla, California?

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by Roberta Murphy

Moving to La JollaThinking of moving to La Jolla? Some cities are the embodiment of luxury, and La Jolla, California is no exception.

La Jolla is a paradise for both the traveler and the resident. Sitting just north of coastal San Diego, it offers a breathtaking coastline with heart-stopping views.

Add to this natural beauty a world-class village, designer shopping and boutiques, fine dining and lodging, a top-ranked university (UCSD) and medical school along with a climate that is arguably the best on earth and you have The Jewel, or La Jolla as Spaniards once called it.

Undoubtedly, La Jolla real estate is expensive and luxury buyers from all over the world would like to own some of their own. And with the declining dollar, more and more foreign buyers are considering La Jolla a prime real estate target.

With a population standing at around 35,000, there is a strong sense of community pride and connection with the outdoors, which averages an annual balmy 74 degrees.

La Jolla beaches are some of the most exquisite in the world, and range from the ever-beautiful and seal-populated La Jolla Cove, to the craggy cliffs at Blacks Beach, the sandy expanses at La Jolla Shores and the tide pools and surfing at Windansea. All offer stunning beauty and year-round photographic opportunities.

La Jolla real estate prices stood at a median of $663,000 in 2000-and have since mushroomed to over $1.4 million median, with average prices for a La Jolla single family home standing at over $1.8 million as of April 1, 2007–and likely even more today.

What about day-to-day living in La Jolla for residents? Its a university town, its a world class destination, and its a certain heaven for local residents.

Aside from the cultural offerings, the top-tier shopping, the beaches and the dining opportunities, there are also wonderful educational choices for families with children. The schools in La Jolla, both public and private, are very highly regarded throughout San Diego County:

Public Schools

La Jolla Elementary School, 1111 Marine Street, La Jolla, 92037
Bird Rock Elementary School, 5731 La Jolla Hermosa Ave, La Jolla, 92037
Torrey Pines Elementary School, 8750 Cliffridge Ave., La Jolla 92037

Muirlands Middle School, 1056 Nautilus Street, La Jolla, 92037
La Jolla High School, 750 Nautilus Street (corner of Nautilus and Fay), La Jolla, 92037

Private Schools

Stella Maris Academy, 7654 Herschel Ave., La Jolla 92037
The Childrens School, 2225 Torrey Pines Lane, La Jolla 92037
All Hallows Academy, 2390 Nautilus Ave., La Jolla 92037
Delphi Academy, 7527 Cuvier St., La Jolla 92037
The Gillespie School, 7380 Girard Ave., La Jolla 92037
La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave., La Jolla, 92037

The Bishops School, 7607 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, 92037

Many are interested in La Jolla real estate and investment opportunities. Listed below are La Jolla homes for sale that may be of interest:

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5515 Ladybird Lane La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,725,000 - $1,836,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,993 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180015707
Property Type Detached
A beautiful single story home with a spectacular view of the Ocean shoreline, Bay, & City lights. The moment you walk in you feel at home with the history and hint of retro. There are 2 large rooms which can be used as a formal dining & living room or family room with a see thru fireplace between the 2 rooms and large windows surrounding the rooms. The master bedroom has a bathroom, large walk-in closet, bonus room with an additional closet. Plenty of storage with work rooms , home on a cul-de-sac.

408 Bonair La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,250,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,252 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180022720
Property Type Attached
Windansea treehouse loft with high ceilings and lots of glass yet very private and tranquil. Enjoy close access to world famous beaches, restaurants, entertainment, water sports, pilates, gym's, golf, tennis, boutiques, and services of most every type. Beautiful sunrises to gorgeous sunsets view top athletes surfing turquoise waves while walking warm sand beaches. Live in the same beach paradise as many of our most affluent La Jolla residents with access to La Jolla schools.

7436 Fay Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,350,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Village, La Jolla
Open House
$1,350,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,346 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180023109
Property Type Detached
Location, location,location.Single level detached Classic California home near heart of La Jolla Village.Walking/biking distance to all La Jolla Village offers plus La Jolla's coastline.This cottage style home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an open floor plan.Superb curb appeal strikes your eyes and lanai like porch welcomes you home.New roof, plumbing, electrical,new exterior paint and reinforced foundation.New landscape.New appliances.Private patio to lounge and relax.2 parking spaces.Hurry!

5641 Chelsea Ave La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,995,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,280 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180024147
Property Type Detached
Great House with development potential. In the future Build your Dream home by Remodeling this house. One of the Last undeveloped houses on a Lot with Views of the Ocean just a few yards away. In Bird Rock La Jolla with a fantastic access to the Bird Rock Commercial District with Restaurants and unique shops, medical offices, Markets CVS Pharmacy Etc. within short walking distance.

1586 Vista Claridad La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,525,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,154 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180028506
Property Type Detached
This single level 3 bed, 2 bath home has not been for sale since 1988. The center courtyard has a sunny sheltered pool. The forma living room as 9 1/2 ft ceilings. There is also a formal dining room plus a family room off the kitchen. The oversized garage is 26 x 23. Quiet, private and sunny location.

5439 La Jolla Mesa Dr La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,375,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,560 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180030269
Property Type Detached
Charming single level home is situated on a lush lot overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Located within waking distance to Birdrock and North Pacific Beach, restaurants, shopping. 3 bedrooms 2 bath with open floorpan, lots of light, ocean views from living/family room, dining room, kitchen and front yard. Beautiful view of a garden through French doors in the master bedroom. The house needs a little TLC, bring your imagination.

617 Westbourne St La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,150,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,846 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180031376
Property Type Attached
Ideally located near Windansea Beach and the Village this single story home has sunny southwest exposure and cool ocean breezes! Beautifully finished with gorgeous wood floors throughout, an updated kitchen w/natural maple cabinets and granite counter tops, remodeled bathrooms and crown molding. Surrounded by open space the spacious living room w/fireplace has french doors opening to the front patio and the family room opens to the kitchen and delightful patio by the pool. Oversized 2 car gar. See 3D URL

1114 Skylark Dr La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,749,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,928 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180032356
Property Type Detached
Incredible OCEAN VIEW and Sunset view from this single store open concept home! Four French doors that slide all the way open from living room and main living area of the house to enjoy ocean, sunset, firework; Large bathrooms, soaking tub, steam shower, skylight; Gourmet kitchen with Granite counter tops; Outdoor entertaining; gas fire pit overlooking the views; Hardwood floors; Close to the beach, restaurants, grocery store.

926 La Jolla Rancho Road La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,975,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,125 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180038566
Property Type Detached
PANORAMIC VIEWS in coveted Muirlands La Jolla! Best Priced Ocean View.This 3 bd/ba, mid-century modern style home, sits atop a large elevated lot w/Southern exposure & ocean views from all rooms incl. front/back yard & decks.Sparkling pool & spa, large backyard w/loads of growth potential.Possibly the last opportunity to purchase a Muirlands view property for a great price! Quick 15-minute walk to Bird Rock thru designated private pathway. W/dynamic views & quiet streets this community is the place to be!

435 Retaheim Way La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,599,995 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Beach Barber Tract, La Jolla
Open House
$1,599,995
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,768 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180039338
Property Type Detached
Amazing opportunity in beautiful Beach Barber Tract, walking distance to the famous Windansea Beach! Walk through the solid mahogany door to a vaulted ceiling entryway that leads to a spacious, open floor plan. This single level, updated home offers lots of natural light. Enjoy the two-way gas fireplace from both the outdoor patio and living room, a perfect addition for entertaining! With a grassy front yard, jacuzzi in back, serene master suite, and desirable La Jolla schools, this home has it all!

6642 Muirlands Drive La Jolla, CA 92037

$2,595,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,712 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180043954
Property Type Detached
This is the opportunity that you have been waiting for in the coveted and rarely offered part of the Muirlands neighborhood on Muirlands Drive! This large lot has panoramic ocean views from every room. This home has been recently remodeled throughout with an expansive outdoor patio to enjoy the sunset. Live in it as it is now, expand it or build your custom dream house. Plans are nearing permit approval for a magnificent 4,500 sq ft contemporary home with a 3-car garage and space for a pool and spa.

6218 Calle Veracruz La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,795,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Muirlands Estates, La Jolla
Open House
$1,595,000 - $1,795,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,020 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180043518
Property Type Detached
Peaceful canyon views and a private location make this inviting home special. Impeccably maintained, with many new features and improvements, including European engineered Bede 3-way windows, solar panels, newer kitchen with island, built in wine cooler, and high end appliances, upgraded baths, wood floors, French doors to patio and deck overlooking the canyon, and new pebble driveway. The spacious master suite has a Benjamin fireplace and retreat area, with access to the patio/deck. Truly move-in ready!

 

 

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