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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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.. Neighborhoods: BIRD ROCK Equipment: Garage Door Opener, Range/Oven, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

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. Neighborhoods: Windansea Equipment: Range/Oven Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: GSL

743 Bonair Way Unit A La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,335,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,729 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200033152
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Listed in a range of $1,295,000 - $1,335,000. Darling Village gem tucked away in an ideal setting just steps to the beloved bike path and blocks to Windansea beach. This 2-story townhome features hardwood floors and a remodeled kitchen with chic white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The main living area offers an open concept floor plan with voluminous ceilings and a bevy of oversized windows which brings the outdoors in, all the while retaining an impressive level of privacy.. Neighborhoods: Windansea Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

1001 Genter Street Unit 5d La Jolla, CA 92037

$2,200,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,941 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200034420
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Gorgeous remodel with a contemporary design. This two-bedroom features a bonus room that can be used as a Den or office, amazing views of the Village, Ocean, & golf course, offered Fully furnished! The seville building offers 24 hour doorman on site management and maintenance, pool, spa, gym & library. Short walk to village shops and restaurants. This beautiful Condominium in the Seville has the best location with unobstructed views of the Ocean & Golf course located on the highly demanded Northside of the building! The unit is also right next to the elevator for easy access. Has been recently renovated with hard wood floors and many more upgrades. The Seville includes a 24-hour doorman with on-site management & maintenance crew, gated parking, concierge services, pool, spa, exercise room and library, all within a short walk to everything the Village has to offer!. Neighborhoods: Village Equipment: Garage Door Opener, Range/Oven Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

5460 La Jolla Blvd Unit G102 La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,209,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,827 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200037140
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Experience the best of Seahaus in this prime 1st level Breakers Unit. Upgrades include gorgeous stylish cabinets, recessed lighting, travertine floors and private window coverings. Open concept with chefs kitchen and large kitchen island. Large over sized patio with grassy area for your dog. Office can be den/3rd bedroom. Unit is in pristine condition. Seahaus complex features a pool, gym, BBQ and clubhouse. Located in the heart of Bird Rock. Walk to shops, restaurants, wine bar, Yoga and so much more.. Neighborhoods: Bird Rock Complex Features: ,,,,, Equipment: Dryer, Range/Oven, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

5450 La Jolla Blvd. Unit D102 La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,234,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,827 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200038346
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
NO HOA DUES FOR 12 MONTHS!!! Single story unit on the ocean/quite side of the SeaHaus complex. Large 2 bdrm +3rd room/office/den. Wood floors, high ceilings & plantation shutters throughout. Large laundry room. 2 side-by-side parking spaces & large storage space in secured garage. Pool, spa gym, BBQ all 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.. Neighborhoods: Bird Rock Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

1141 Avenida Amantea La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,300,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,528 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200038961
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Investment/development opportunity in prime location of La Jolla! Existing 3 bed 2 bath home & 2 car garage on spacious 7200 sqft lot with potential to build up for extensive ocean views! Private patio space & peaceful hillside location. Short distance to the water! Close to shopping & dining!. Neighborhoods: Muirlands Equipment: Range/Oven Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL,GSL

5480 La Jolla Blvd #101 La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,614,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,052 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200042423
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
LARGEST SW CORNER END 1st FLOOR BREAKERS UNIT-SEAHAUS!! This light/bright single level home provides the best in La Jolla lifestyle. Over 2000sf w/gleaming Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, fireplace, French doors leading to spacious patios spilling out to a lush lawn, feel/hear/see nearby ocean, side by side parking spaces w/electric charger, xtra storage room, resort style living enjoying SeaHaus amenities pool/spa, barbecue, fitness center, comm. room, nearby Bird Rock's favorite shops/restaurants. Clearly Bird Rock provides with the best CA Coastal lifestyle. This unit is a simple lock and leave. No steps/stairs needed from your parking garage, side by side assigned spaces #24&25 w/EV charger on pole between. Storage (door 10), unit #5 provides extra room approximately 6'x8'x8'. Electric controlled drapes in Living Room, A/C is 2 years new, water heater 2 years new, alarm system, 3rd bedroom has Murphy bed for versatile use as office or bedroom (no closet).. Neighborhoods: Bird Rock Complex Features: ,,,, Equipment: Dryer, Range/Oven, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

8675 Glenwick Ln La Jolla, CA 92037

$2,095,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,945 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200043331
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome to 8675 Glenwick Lane! Located in La Jolla Highlands, situated on an elevated lot with ocean views, this inviting single level home was fully REMODELED (completed in 2020), creating a more open floorplan where you can enjoy modern amenities in almost 2,000 sqft of space offering 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and a 2-car attached garage. As you reach the property, you’ll notice the newly refreshed front yard, as well as the brand new board and batten exterior contrasted by the brand new energy efficient black fiberglass windows by Andersen and the contemporary garage door. The front entry opens to the formal living room featuring a large picture window to take in the ocean views. To the right is the light & airy dining room and family room combo. You’ll love the modern linear gas fireplace with crystal glass LED illumination & remote control for those cozy nights. The luxury gourmet kitchen showcases a massive chef’s island with waterfall on both sides constructed of Fantasy White Satin Marble slab, it can seat up to 4+ comfortably. The Wolf gas range with 6 burners, Sub-Zero French door refrigerator, 46-bottle stainless steel wine fridge, stainless steel drawer style microwave, built-in stainless steel dishwasher, custom made cabinetry throughout with matte black knobs & pulls and soft-close technology completes this space perfect for entertaining. A set of French doors open to the newly refreshed Zen-like back yard, it is waiting for you to put your own stamp to it. The master bedroom suite boasts a luxurious master bathroom starting with the tumbled Marble flooring in a herringbone pattern, dual sink vanities with marble countertop and backsplash, an oversized spa-like shower with three Delta showerheads: rain, handheld & wall mounted, Marble tile shower surround, Bianco Carrara Marble flooring, and frameless glass shower enclosure. Two generously sized secondary bedrooms are adjacent. A secondary full bathroom offers a shower and bathtub combo, dual s...

638 Gravilla Street La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,550,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,650 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200044841
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This is a charming one story Spanish Home. Includes an outside patio off grass area, outside fireplace, 2 car garage, and a large wood deck on the right side of the house off 2 of the bedrooms. Located in a highly sought after area, a few blocks to the Windansea Beach and near Starkey's Prospect Park and Walking Path. Beautiful quiet neighborhood near all schools. Perfect for a family, rental, or to add on to this charming older home.. Neighborhoods: La Jolla Equipment: Dryer, Range/Oven, Washer Other Fees: 0 Sewer: Public Sewer Topography: LL

6349 Via Cabrera La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,099,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in La Jolla, La Jolla
New
$1,099,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,804 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200045054
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
SINGLE LEVEL HOME WITH CHARMING COURTYARD ENTRANCE. HIGH CEILINGS IN THE MAIN LIVING AREA WITH SKYLIGHTS. ALL NEW CABINETS IN KITCHEN AS WELL AS NEW COUNTER TOPS. AIR CONDITION THRU-OUT. ALL NEW WINDOWS AND DOORS. SERENE PAVED BACKYARD. AMENITIES: EL DORADO IS A RESORT STYLE COMPLEX FEATURING CLUBHOUSE, TWO POOLS, SPAS, AND LIGHTED TENNIS COURTS.. Neighborhoods: LA JOLLA ALTA 11 Equipment: Dryer, Washer Other Fees: 61 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL