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:

La Jolla CA 92037

$2,350,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,280 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200000852
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
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. Equipment: Garage Door Opener, Range/Oven, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

748 Bird Rock Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,499,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,407 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 200016395
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Great Birdrock opportunity! Remodel the home and make it yours, add on or tear down and start over. In area of way more expensive homes. Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Available

939 Coast Blvd Unit 101 La Jolla, CA 92037

$3,588,888
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,800 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2000392
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
2 story Ocean Front Living in Downtown La Jolla, comes with Concierge Services at iconic 939 Coast Blvd.This ground floor Villa, separate, and stand alone Townhome is located on La Jolla's Coastline.Two bedrooms downstairs and a luxurious master suite upstairs End-unit featuring stunning ocean views, gated courtyard entry, Resort-like amenities, spacious, private patios with a private Spa.Sweeping ocean views and a fabulous location in the heart of the Village that allows you to walk to all of the best shops and world class dining.

5658 Desert View Drive La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,299,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,860 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 200047452
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Rare opportunity to own a single level home in La Jolla with fantastic city and mountain view at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac! Owners recently put in luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout, new bathroom shower tile, new AC, appliances and window treatments. Lovely deck off the kitchen and family room facing the view making outdoor entertaining and living a breeze. Landscaping finished with irrigation and turf for low maintenance. No HOA dues! This home is very clean and ready for you to move in. Easy access to the 5 freeway, Pacific Beach, Mission Bay and various San Diego attractions. Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

939 Coast Blvd. Unit 8a La Jolla, CA 92037

$4,975,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,444 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200051175
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Finest panoramic ocean views of the north coast including deep water and coastline contours, with unparalleled ocean views. This fully furnished turn-key home, ideally located on the 8th floor, was customized by Mueller Homes and has a warm contemporary feel with neutral colors and many built-ins. Two remodeled master suites with unprecedented ocean views, built-in surround sound and state of the art technology, 75-inch television systems and two separate thousand channel systems streamed..see supplement and satellite. The third bedroom has been converted into an executive office, and is also state of the art with surround sound speakers as well. There are niches for art objects, custom wall treatments, along with top of the line appliances, a Kohler spa tub, Miele washer, dryer and dishwasher and subtle use of lighting throughout. The building has a secured entry, front desk attendants who will park or bring up your car, a heated pool and spa, a library, and billiard and theater rooms. There is an executive conference room at 939 along with an exercise room and two guest suites that can be reserved for overnight guests. If you want a primary or second home in the best location La Jolla has to offer, this is the home for you. Immediate possession is possible. Complex Features: ,,,,,,,,, Other Fees: 100 Sewer: Sewer Connected

1001 Genter Unit 5d La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,895,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,941 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200052198
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Gorgeous remodel with a contemporary design. This spacious condo offers an open floor plan with phenomenal natural light, unobstructed ocean, golf course and evening city light views. two-bedroom with a bonus room that can be used as a Den or office. The Seville building offers 24 hour doorman on site management and maintenance, pool, spa, gym & library. Short walk to village shops and restaurants. Equipment: Dryer, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

1001 Genter Unit 2h La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,475,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,061 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200053829
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Spacious floor plan with views of the Pacific and sunsets every evening, this lovely condo has been freshly painted and has all new flooring. The living room features recessed lighting, perfect for displaying art. This is one of only a few units with a fireplace. The second bedroom has anteroom, with parquet flooring, perfect for an office or studio. The large galley kitchen has a sunny eat-in area, washer/dryer and plenty of storage. Located just a short walk from village amenities and farmer's market Complex Features: , Equipment: Dryer, Range/Oven Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

6117 La Jolla Boulevard La Jolla, CA 92037

$2,399,900
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,997 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # OC20257624
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Beautiful, Nicely Remodeled Private Home. Easy 3 Half-Block Walk To City Lookout On The Ocean. Property Fully Walled & Gated. Neighbors On Sides ONLY. Gated Driveway On City Street On Rear Side. City Park Across That Street. Extensive Parking Areas On Property. Large Front Patio With Horse Shoe Drive To Avoid Backing Into Street Traffic. Large Rear Entertaining Patio With Irrigated Landscaping Surrounding Patio. Dual 96 sq ft Storage / Work Sheds. Highly Rated Schools In Area. Highly Sought After Bird Rock Area With Shops, Restaurants and Coffee Shops Within Walking Distance. All Bedrooms Accommodate King Size Beds. All Appliances Included and In Like New Condition. Kitchen and Baths Feature Custom Maple Cabinets With Exotic Quartzite Tops. All Floors Are Either Hardwood In Perfect Condition Or Italian Marble Tile. This Is A Move In Ready, Super Maintained Property.

100 Coast Blvd Unit 209 La Jolla, CA 92037

$4,850,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,041 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210003437
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
ON THE SAND..Irreplaceable and remarkable Oceanfront property! Rarely available on the market,this 3 bedroom single level unit is situated directly on the sand with beach access. Spacious and fabulous with unobstructed sweeping ocean, coastline and sunset views. Privacy abounds. Corner location with lots of natural light. This exquisite luxury home was taken down to the studs and beautifully remodeled by the present owners. Featuring disappearing windows that open to the blue Pacific, white sandy beach and tide pools. Everything has been done to perfection. Modern gourmet kitchen. Possibly sold with beautiful furnishings.This truly is one of a kind opportunity for carefree living on the beach. Close to shops,dining ,movies and all la jolla Village has to offer. Complex Features: ,,,, Equipment: Fire Sprinklers Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

7863 Caminito El Rosario La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,875,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,980 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210003428
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
The whole package - a sophisticated two story contemporary townhouse with endless ocean views close to La Jolla Shores beach, the Beach and Tennis Club, restaurants, shops and freeway access. Located on a private cul de sac, this home is one of eight townhomes in Vista del Ray- a six+ acre site with community pool. Special features include an open concept kitchen, living and dining room, one bedroom on the main level, distressed wood floors, open beam ceilings, a wonderful view deck (see supplement) overlooking the ocean and sunsets ideal for coffee or cocktails, a wine room, a large two car attached garage and a master bedroom with an overlook balcony. There is currently no rental policy in the community and two dogs are allowed with restrictions. As a primary or vacation home or even as an investment, this property has no equal currently on the market. Equipment: Dryer,Garage Door Opener, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

5515 Ladybird Lane La Jolla, CA 92037

$2,149,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,993 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # NDP2101855
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Enjoy ocean and bay views! Located in the coastal community of La Jolla Mesa Vista, this newly remodeled single level home, situated on a mild hilly cul-de-sac street offers almost 2,000 sqft of living space to include 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and a 2-car garage. Newly refreshed landscaping greets you as you reach the home. Enjoy an open floorplan featuring modern amenities to include a gourmet kitchen boasting a chef’s island with quartz countertops & waterfall on two sides, high end energy efficient appliance package: professional range with 6 gas burners & true European convection oven technology, Smart French door refrigerator with internal water dispenser, Smart top control dishwasher, 46-bottle stainless steel wine fridge, stainless steel drawer style microwave, and cabinetry with chrome knobs & pulls and soft-close technology. Adjacent is the spacious dining room. The living room showcases picture windows where you can take advantage of the gorgeous views of the ocean shoreline, the bay, and city lights at night. A set of French doors open to the newly refreshed backyard perfect for entertaining or alfresco dining. The master bedroom suite comes complete with a walk in closet, and a luxurious master bathroom with dual sink vanities and marble countertops & backsplash, honed marble flooring, shower surround & accent wall in a chevron design for the oversized spa-like shower, and frameless glass shower enclosure. Two spacious secondary bedrooms are adjacent with mirrored closet doors. A secondary full bathroom offers a shower & bathtub combo, and dual sink vanities with quartz countertops. Other highlights & upgrades of this home include: a Ring doorbell, engineered wood flooring throughout, new energy efficient black fiberglass windows by Andersen, interior & exterior designer paint, new doors, new hardware & fixtures throughout, new baseboards, new HVAC, new plumbing including a tankless water heater, new electrical including lighting throughout the i...

408 Bonair Street La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,280,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,252 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210004502
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Second story unit feels like a tree house with street privacy. Great location in a developing neighborhood... Equipment: Dryer, Range/Oven, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL