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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7933 Prospect Pl Unit 2 La Jolla, CA 92037

$4,900,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,295 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190034645
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Completely renovated by Island Architects, this amazing single level unit in a private, gated 4-unit ocean bluff top complex features expansive ocean views up the coastline, ocean view master suite, gourmet kitchen with central island, large ocean view balcony and a 2-car detached garage. Recently renovated common area has lap pool, spa and BBQ area. Russell Forrester designed complex is exploring a Mills Act designation and is a short walk to all of The Village of La Jolla's shops and restaurants.

7531 Herschel Ave Unit G La Jolla, CA 92037

$845,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,176 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190062469
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Upper level single level home is filled with natural light and enjoys lush green courtyard views from the open concept living area. No neighbors above or below. The patio will be your favorite spot to enjoy morning coffee. Chefs will love the large kitchen with stainless appliances, slab granite counters, loads of cabinets and room for an island. Amazing location; shops, dining and some of La Jolla's best beaches are minutes away.

939 Coast Blvd Unit 14h La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,875,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,608 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190065248
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
https://tours.previewfirst.com/ml/96554. Located in La Jolla’s luxury high-rise community of 939 Coast where you will enjoy an unparalleled coastal lifestyle and awe-inspiring views of the ocean, Village, Scripps Park to the North Shore. The sleek, modern interior includes 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths plus an office, in-unit laundry, and hardwood flooring throughout the open-concept living areas featuring a fireplace, expansive windows which frame the views while providing an abundance of natural light…

6218 Calle Veracruz La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,499,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,020 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200000220
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
SINGLE LEVEL PRISTINE Peaceful canyon views and a cul-de-sac location make this inviting home special. Impeccably maintained, with many new features leased solar-panels $107.00 p.m. newer kitchen with island, built in wine cooler, high end appliances, upgraded baths, wood floors, French doors to patio and deck overlooking the canyon and new pebble driveway. Spacious master suite with reading area to relax in. This home is light and bright. Extra large garage. Pebble driveway paving.

La Jolla CA 92037

$1,895,000
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.

408 Bonair La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,150,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,252 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200008089
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
This Henry Hester designed complex of four boasts eleven foot ceilings and large three bedroom floor plans in a quiet courtyard setting. #408 is the top floor front unit which has peek ocean views and is shielded by the privacy screening of a tree. The large master suite has a spacious master bathroom. Hardwood floors and a recently remodeled kitchen have this condominium move-in ready. Take advantage of local web cameras that allow live streaming views from LJ Shores, the Cove, Coast Blvd. & Windansea.

2130 Vallecitos Unit 243 La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,200,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,535 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200007990
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
LA JOLLA SHORES BEACH ONE LEVEL RESIDENCE! Bright END unit in LJ Shores Clubdominiums with superb amenities including pool, tennis, community room, gym, bbq area and gated community. Super-close to sandy beach for swimming, kayaks, surfing, wildlife and people watching or just relaxing! Close to shops and fabulous restaurants in this VIBRANT Shores neighborhood. Two BR plus DEN/3rd BR w/built-in cabinetry, plantation shutters, parquet floors, in-unit laundry and underground parking!

760 Van Nuys St. San Diego, CA 92109

$1,739,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,324 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200008889
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
LA JOLLA SCHOOLS, NEWLY RENOVATED, PEEK OCEAN VIEWS! Contemporary coastal living in the highly sought-after neighborhood of Bird Rock. This charming single-level home is newly-renovated, highlighting peek coastal views; amazing California sunsets from the front porch, kitchen, living room & backyard. This home is perfectly located for a young family or beach goers/surf-obsessed: only 600 ft from Bird Rock Elementary School, 6 blocks to Tourmaline Beach, 3 blocks to grocery stores, restaurants & shopping.

5364 Chelsea La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,995,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,530 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200010626
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Enjoy peek ocean views in this easy, sea-close one-story home! Great Bird Rock location, spacious private yard, sunny west exposure. Superb Value.

643 Rosemont St. La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,550,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,661 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200011746
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Awesome Location!! Single Family/Detached Home in Windansea Beach Barber Tract. The last house at the end of a very quiet street. Easy access to the bike path. Walk to the village, neighborhood park, schools and the beach. This quiet and comfortable home is always flooded with natural light. Spacious roof top deck with panoramic ocean views is perfect for sunset BBQ's! This is a unique home and a must see to appreciate.

5450 La Jolla Blvd Unit D102 La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,299,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,827 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200012379
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Ground floor, 1 story “Breakers” model on the ocean/quiet side of the SeaHaus complex. Large 2 bdrm +3rd room/office/den. Separate laundry room, wood floors, high ceilings & plantation shutters throughout. 2 side-by-side parking spaces & large storage space in security garage. Pool, spa, gym, BBQ amenities available in Birdrock’s most desired complex. Steps to the ocean, Calumet park, shops & restaurants all nearby. Private patio & small grassy yard overlooks pool area and the ocean in the background.

2259 Caminito Preciosa Sur La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,065,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,700 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200015142
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Seller will entertain offers between $1,000,000-$1,065,000. EXTREMELY RARE DETACHED & REMODELED SINGLE LEVEL home with a large & private fenced backyard great for family/guest gatherings & entertaining. The generous great room has a light & bright ambiance w/voluminous ceilings. Newer windows & doors thruout. Remodeled kit has Dacor oven, new dishwasher & water purifier. Master suite has custom closets & built-in work area. All bathrooms completely remodeled. Newer heat, A/C, water heater. See supplement.