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

$2,895,000
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. Equipment: Garage Door Opener, Range/Oven, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

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 --
Two 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.

100 Coast Blvd Unit 209 La Jolla, CA 92037

$4,400,000
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.Fabulous Italian kitchen.Amazing building renovation in progress.Easy access to shops.dining,and everythinh la jolla village has to offer. Complex Features: ,,,, Equipment: Fire Sprinklers Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

748 Bird Rock Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,750,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,407 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 210012506
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Price Reduce !! 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. Showings only with an accepted offer. Great ocean view, 30 Solar panels. Sewer: Sewer Available

5821 Corral Way La Jolla, CA 92037

$2,750,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,160 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2106220
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Prime Muirlands cul de sac view location! This charming single level home is a blank canvas ready to be sculpted into the ultimate dream home. Loved by one owner for decades and recently tuned up with fresh paint, flooring, appliances and new heating/air system. Large lot with tons of potential for addition or adding additional decking to capture panoramic views. Great open floorplan with true midcentury feel and preserved original fixtures and features. NOTE: home is leased until the end of September 2021.

7875 Ardath Lane La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,195,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,919 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 210016393
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
. Bright and spacious single level home with large living room, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, newer windows and roof. Walking distance to La Jolla Shores beach and park with easy access to UCSD, freeways and airport. Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

5383 Chelsea Unit 201 La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,799,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,868 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210020478
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Stunning Ocean Views greet you the moment you walk in this private and quiet second story corner unit. Relax in this well maintained 3 bedroom/2 bath condo with the 3rd bedroom currently converted to a sitting room in La Jolla that features a balcony overlooking your amazing views and the view will never go away -the homes in front have building restrictions! This home features high ceilings and open floor plan for relaxed elegant living. All one level with elevator access, 2 underground parking spaces, clubhouse and pool, this is an amazing place to call home. Beautiful kitchen with granite and rich tones with travertine tile and a separate dining space to soak in the views off the living room. The guest bath is beautifully appointed with large walk in shower and generous counters. The master suite features a large ensuite spa-like bath and stunning ocean views. Both feature granite and travertine tile. The sitting area off the living room could easily be converted back to a 3rd bedroom with balcony access or become an extension of the master bedroom/converted to an office or opened up for expanded living. Easily customize your living space! Located in Bird Rock you are close to the beach, shopping, dining and more! Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

5979 La Jolla Corona Dr La Jolla, CA 92037

$2,399,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,996 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210021704
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac and on over a quarter acre lot, with unobstructed ocean views and sunset views from most major rooms, this single-level home has great privacy and tremendous potential. Needs updating. Exceptionally light and bright w/ lots of doors and windows overlooking the ocean. Three bedrooms plus a bonus office/artist studio. Below the main living area is a small room with its own outside entrance that’s best utilized as a wine cellar. Backyard has large ocean view decks at nearly 1000 sqft that are perfect for enjoying and relaxing in the beautiful surroundings. Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

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

$3,900,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,444 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 210022701
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Finest panoramic ocean views of the north coast including deep water and coastline contours, with unparalleled ocean views from the much coveted A unit on the eighth floor. 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 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: ,,,,,,,,, Sewer: Sewer Connected

5366 La Jolla Blvd Unit 202c La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,825,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,754 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 210023097
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Sweeping whitewater ocean views will delight you from the living room, dining room and kitchen of this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath single level condo in a medium sized complex just one block to the ocean and close to 2 popular surfing areas. Special features include partial hardwood floors, sparkling Viking and Subzero appliances, Silestone countertops, a laundry closet and a spacious balcony overlooking the ocean, ideal for morning coffee or wine at sunset. There is a utilitarian floorplan with a large master suite and balcony, a spacious master closet with a California Closets section, contemporary fixtures in the bathroom and a third bedroom which could easily be used as a den. Enjoy 2 zone central AC, secure underground parking with four tandem parking spaces and five storage units. At entry to the complex, you will be greeted by a secure gate and have elevator access to all four levels of the building. This could be exactly what you are looking for, come see for yourself. Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

2488 Azure Coast La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,450,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,700 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210023431
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Pride of ownership does not begin to describe the care that went into remodeling this house to make it a home. This home is ideal as a permanent residence or second home and is walking distance to the Shores, local shops and restaurants and the ocean. Special features are in abundance and include cathedral ceilings, recessed lighting, many new appliances, porcelain tiling in the downstairs family room and two separate decks - 1 off of the master bedroom and the other off the dining area facing La Jolla Shores - both decks are accessible through sliding glass doors. While a part of the Azure Coast Condominiums, this freestanding home lives like a private residence. Other special features include a state-of-the art alarm system, granite counters and a beautifully finished two-car garage with as much storage as you could imagine. On the lower level, there is a large room that would be ideal as a gym, family room or recreation room. This home has it all – location, ideal floorplan, modern appliances, exquisite finishes and attention to detail. Come see for yourself. Equipment: Garage Door Opener, Range/Oven Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

450 Arenas La Jolla, CA 92037

$3,937,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,627 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210024459
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Constructed in the 1920s when La Jolla was a burgeoning enclave, this Beach Barber Tract home offers the opportunity to experience the finest in beachside living while holding an address steeped in San Diego history. Situated on a desirable corner lot, the entire 2,600 square foot home was fully remastered in the 1990s and includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms across two levels. The matte white stucco facade of the home is offset by a clay colored barrel tile roof and vibrant blue window awnings, nodding to the iconic European architecture of Greece. The Mediterranean inspiration is carried inside with an eat-in kitchen featuring a cathedral ceiling, custom solid wood cabinetry, coved ceilings in both the living and dining rooms, oak and Saltillo tile flooring throughout, and an idealic sunroom highlighted by a latillas ceiling. Numerous french doors lead to the various secluded outdoor flagstone patios, showcasing serene water features and lush landscaping. While both of the secondary bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the ground level, the primary suite encompasses the entire upper level with its own fireplace, vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet, and luxe bathroom. Rounding out the home is a two car finished garage, central air conditioning, a stucco wall perimeter for added privacy, and ease of access to all of the amazing amenities including world class beaches and a short walk to the village of La Jolla. Equipment: Garage Door Opener Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: LL