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

$1,650,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,993 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180015707
Property Type Single Family Residence
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 Condominium
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.

245 Prospect Unit 3 La Jolla, CA 92037

$2,280,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,271 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180022944
Property Type Condominium
Very rare penthouse with sweeping ocean views and secure elevator delivery to the living space. New windows, roof and air conditioning units. Enjoy close access to world famous beaches, restaurants, entertainment, water sports, pilates, gym's, golf, tennis, boutiques, and services of most every type. Find live performances at the Improve, La Jolla Play House or the Contemporary Art Museum. The village now includes The Lot movie theater. La Jolla is the jewel of California and living paradise...

La Jolla CA 92037

$2,295,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,280 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180024147
Property Type Single Family Residence
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.

6218 Calle Veracruz La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,550,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,020 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180043518
Property Type Single Family Residence
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.

6762 Tyrian La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,274,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,350 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180056559
Property Type Single Family Residence
Beautiful Coastal Style, Ocean View home in the Beach Barber Tract. Near Windansea Beach, Cafe's, Community center and so much more! Nice open floor plan with lots of natural light. Dual Master Suites- one on each floor plus an office with private balcony and ocean views. Bedroom and full bath on the first floor, soaring ceilings in the great room, high-end materials throughout, lots of outdoor space plus a roof deck with an ocean view! Private Parking, fenced yard.

8425 Paseo Del Ocaso La Jolla, CA 92037

$2,650,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,677 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180056975
Property Type Single Family Residence
Only 225 steps from La Jolla Shores beach and Kellogg Park, is this quintessential vintage beach cottage! Main house features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, PLUS a 1bd 1 ba guest house AND two car garage. Many newer updates, beautiful gardens, privacy and much more.

5331 Calumet Ave La Jolla, CA 92037

$2,495,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,958 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180061402
Property Type Single Family Residence
First & foremost >> An awesome opportunity to own in Bird Rock, the friendliest neighborhood in La Jolla! Location is quiet, with little traffic; Steps to the ocean bluff and close walking distance to Calumet Park and to all the wonderful food and shopping in Bird Rock. Move-in now and/or plan to build your 2-story, ocean view grand estate. Outstanding La Jolla schools, with Bird Rock Elementary just 3 blocks away.

5661 Beaumont Ave La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,798,888
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,429 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180060661
Property Type Single Family Residence
Quintessential Birdrock Beach House, single level, completely remodeled, 3 bdrms/2 bths, located in the heart of Birdrock on coveted Beaumont Ave. This home boasts: hardwood floors, new kitchen w custom cabinets, quartz counters, & top of the line appliances, mosaic tile and granite bthrms, large front yard, & a beautifully hardscaped backyard for entertaining. Enjoy Ocean Breezes from your front patio and walk to Shops, Restaurants, and Birdrock elementary. Perfect floor plan w potential to add 2nd story

5357 La Jolla Blvd Unit 31 La Jolla, CA 92037

$829,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,448 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180062680
Property Type Condominium
VRM $799k-829k. Rare Bird Rock 3 Br/2 bath top floor end unit!! Corridor water views and ocean breezes. This light-filled, turnkey home features hardwood floors, wide plank tile, dual paned windows, ceiling fans, newer stainless steel appliances, tasteful newer finishes & fixtures. Floor to ceiling windows w. southwest exposure. 2 expansive balconies perfect for entertaining, morning coffee, or watching the sunset! Built in minibar, lots of storage in your own attic! Detached shared 2 car-gar.& cool pool!

6642 Muirlands Drive La Jolla, CA 92037

$2,195,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in La Jolla, La Jolla
Open House
$2,195,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,712 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180063339
Property Type Single Family Residence
Awe-Inspiring Sunsets and Panoramic Ocean Views abound in this prime location Muirlands gem. This single level home was remodeled throughout with an open floor plan, natural lighting, contemporary kitchen, large view patio, and new driveway for up to 8 cars. Walk/bike to the beach or downtown La Jolla. Enjoy as is, expand the existing home or build your dream home on this large and flexible lot. Plans are nearing approval for a contemporary 4,000+ sq. ft. home w/pool. Enjoy La Jolla living at its best.

539 Westbourne St. San Diego, CA 92037

$1,495,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,179 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 180063962
Property Type Single Family Residence
ONE BLOCK TO OCEAN & Wind-an-Sea Beach from this private single-level beach cottage. Walking distance to La Jolla schools, shops, restaurants, and attractions in La Jolla Village. This quaint 3BR/2BA beach house has a charming front porch and lushly landscaped front yard, plus a private fenced-in back yard w/ sunny south-facing deck off kitchen that’s perfect for BBQs. Home w/ attached 2-car garage boasts a spacious master suite w/ private m bath, brick fireplace, and hardwood flooring. HIDDEN GEM

 

 

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