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.

2691 Palomino Cir La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,195,000 - $1,295,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,838 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180020569
Property Type Detached
REDUCED!! Seller will entertain offers between $1,195,000 and $1,295,000. Classic single-level 3BR, 2BA home, exciting opportunity to remodel/re-build your dream home! Bright open floor plan, beautiful wood floors, warm central brick fireplace, 2-car att. garage, extensive landscaping! Create sweeping views from Mt Soledad to inland mountains with potential 2nd story! Wonderfully convenient access in & out of La Jolla with award winning schools, popular beaches, the Village, La Jolla Natural Park & more!

8870 Villa La Jolla Dr 105 La Jolla, CA 92037

$699,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,426 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180021768
Property Type Attached
Fantastic Location! Single level corner unit condo has a bright, open floor plan. This 3 bedroom and 2 bath condo has parquet floors; customized closets; Corian in kitchen & baths; tiled kitchen, baths and patio, gas fireplace; wired for phone lines with in-unit; stackable washer and dryer; eat-in kitchen; french doors from the family room lead to the large master suite; dual vanity sink; walk in closet; spacious patio; secured underground parking.

5625 Waverly Ave La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,798,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,458 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180022535
Property Type Detached
Act fast to make this lovely updated classic your home! Updated systems, wonderful grounds with saltwater pool and spa, and gracious interiors with state-of-the-art upgrades make this home a rare treasure indeed in this sought-after neighborhood. See supplement.

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.

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.

926 La Jolla Rancho Road La Jolla, CA 92037

$2,200,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,125 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180024717
Property Type Detached
100K PRICE REDUCTION!! PANORAMIC VIEWS in coveted Muirlands La Jolla! 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!

420 Vincente Way La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,695,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,354 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180025068
Property Type Detached
So beach. So Cozy. So La Jolla. This quintessential beach cottage is only 4 blocks to Wind n Sea beach! Open concept design with a beautiful chef's kitchen makes this home perfect for anyone wanting to live the beach-close lifestyle. With the perfect layout, the home features two bedrooms and one bath on the main level and a large master retreat with vaulted beamed ceilings and a private balcony on the second level. The outdoor spaces exude the La Jolla lifestyle everyone wants...see supplement

435 Retaheim Way La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,699,995 - $1,749,995
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,768 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180029953
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!

1586 Vista Claridad La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,595,000 - $1,650,000
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.

5661 La Jolla Hermosa La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,695,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,261 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180029891
Property Type Detached
Beautifully remodeled and lovingly maintained, this bright and modern 3 bedroom home shows true pride of ownership. Located in the heart of Bird Rock, this darling single-level beach bungalow lives much larger than the listed square footage with generous bedrooms, open interior, combined with an abundance of smart and stylish improvements made to the backyard and outdoor living/entertaining space. Steps away from shopping, coffee, restaurants and a short walk to the beach and Bird Rock Elementary.

5828 Cactus Way La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,525,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,999 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180030119
Property Type Detached
Ideal private location on a quiet cul-de-sac. Large, lush lot of over 2/3 acre lends itself to enjoying the serenity of the canyon view. Plenty of room for family activities and a swimming pool or perfect for empty nesters. Newer kitchen with granite countertops and breakfast bar opens to family room. Master bedroom was expanded by adding an adjoining bedroom, thus providing space for an office or retreat. Fireplace in living room has a surround of custom hand-crafted artistic tiles.

 

 

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