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

$2,695,000
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 --
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.

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 Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

7775 Exchange Place La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,895,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,136 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210010734
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
An exceptional pied-a-terre in the heart of La Jolla Village perfect for a primary residence with home office or as an investment, walking distance to village shops restaurants and the ocean. There are wood floors, leaded glass windows, built in bookcases, an architectural ceiling in living room, brick patio, walk in closet in the master, full sized washer and dryer, and newer appliances in the kitchen. This home will tug at your heart strings. The contiguous property at 1401 Park Row (MLS# 210010816) is also listed for sale. Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

5386 Calumet Ave La Jolla, CA 92037

$3,995,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,957 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 210011382
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Rare Ocean Front Opportunity Knocks ! Panoramic views of crashing surf coastline from La Jolla to Point Loma from the 'Pelican House' perched on over 60 Feet of White Water Ocean Frontage on a 6800 esf lot. Endless possibilities from this single level 3BR/2BA 1957 esf beach house nestled on the most majestic coastline in San Diego. Was being used as a rental w/ beachy wood floors, exposed beam ceilings & ocean front patio, ideal canvas for the ocean front house of your dreams. Live your Dream Life to the tune of Crashing Surf, Daily Ocean Breezes & Year Round Sunsets, while walking to Bird Rock-La Jolla restaurants, shops & coffee or jump on a bike ride to Windansea Beach or Law St Beach Boardwalk. Perfect South La Jolla location . Great Surfing right in front of the home. Equipment: Dryer, Washer Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: ,LL Frontage: Ocean/Bluff, Open Space

2205 Caminito Preciosa Sur La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,089,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,700 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 210011616
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This immaculate and remodeled single level home is surrounded by luscious greenbelts. Feel the expansiveness with high voluminous ceilings in your open living-dining great room. Stunning kitchen with custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, tiled backsplash, eat-in breakfast nook and beautiful wood flooring. Newer plantation shutters and dual pane windows & sliding doors throughout. Generous master suite has 3 closets & remodeled master bath. Lovely greenscape patio with tile pavers. Has A/C, whole house fan and tankless water heater. Direct access 2 car garage with storage, extra insulation and built-in cabinetry. MINT move in condition! ***Concierge HOA Services Include: Spectrum TV – Platinum Level with HBO, Showtime, Two DVR Boxes including the DVR Service Fee, High Speed Internet, Free Router and Wireless Modem. All Water Usage – Inside and Outside. All Exterior Maintenance Including Roofs and Painting. Termite. Sewer and Trash. Fire and Earthquake Insurance. Landscaping and Streets - Maintenance, Gardening, and Landscaping for 63 Acres. Full time manager and maintenance staff. ****Mount La Jolla is such a wonderful place to live! Resort like amenities with four Pools, 4 USTA night-lighted Tennis Courts, Club house with two rooms and a deck that overlooks the larger pool. Great for parties! Equipped Gym with additional stretching room and steam saunas. Library with children's section. Putting green. It's like living in an urban forest with walking paths and amazing tree lined streets. Private roads, Great for walks! This Location Is Minutes to La Jolla Village, La Jolla Cove, Top-Rated Schools, Restaurants, Shopping, Pacific Beach, Mission Bay, beaches, Boardwalk and More. La Jolla, California is referred to as the jewel as it encompasses all that one may wish to find in a dream-like and most prized destination. Complex Features: ,,,,,, Equipment: Garage Door Opener, Water Filtration Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: LL

450 Arenas St La Jolla, CA 92037

$4,725,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in La Jolla, La Jolla
Open House
$4,725,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,627 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210012432
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Originally built in the mid 1920’s and lovingly renovated in the early 1990’s, this unique property sits on a large corner lot in the heart of the Beach Barber Tract, which is prized for its historicity and proximity to the ocean and the Village of La Jolla. Reminiscent of homes in Santorini, this white stucco home with blue detailing and multiple blue Sunbrella awnings has graceful architectural lines, a barrel red clay tile roof, a dozen French doors leading to three patios with fountains and over forty windows some with stained glass inserts. There are custom solid wood cabinets and doors, an open kitchen with cathedral ceiling, glass fronted cabinets, a center island and a breakfast nook. There is a dedicated dining room and a living room with barrel ceiling, built-ins for audio and storage, and a fireplace which opens onto a historic sunroom/cardroom with a latilla wood ceiling. The master bedroom suite occupies the entire second story and boasts a fireplace, wood vaulted ceiling, a luxurious bath and a large walk in closet. The two bedrooms on the main level open onto patios and could easily be used as home offices or hobby rooms. The house has oak wood and Saltillo tile flooring, lintels and posts, a two car finished garage, and air conditioning, There are exterior privacy walls contributing to the intimacy of this house and extensive mature landscaping with flagstone and Saltillo tile pathways. You will feel transported to the Greek Isles from the moment you enter this one of a kind home...see supplement. Marvel at the architectural integrity of this property and imagine living only three blocks to the ocean. Making this home your own is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

748 Bird Rock Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,799,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,407 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 210012506
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. Showings only with an accepted offer. Great ocean view, 30 Solar panels. Sewer: Sewer Available

8840 Villa La Jolla Dr Unit 108 La Jolla, CA 92037

$825,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,426 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 210013373
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Single level La Jolla living at its finest in the highly sought after Boardwalk development across the street from La Jolla's favorite shopping center. This upgraded 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home has granite countertops, custom marble & tile flooring, crown molding, new oven & dishwasher, and custom built ins! Premium quiet location with large patio facing the lush greenbelt and in-unit laundry make this a home you don't want to miss out on. The complex also features a trash chute on each level, elevator access to each floor, and to your 2 assigned underground parking spaces (#108), 2 storage units, and nearby covered guest parking. All buildings are secure access only. The Boardwalk amenities include pool, spa, tennis courts, clubroom and sauna. Easily walk to dining, shopping, UCSD, and entertainment. Minutes away from the 5, La Jolla Village, La Jolla Shores, and UTC mall. Sewer: Sewer Connected Topography: LL

7560 Eads Avenue Unit 11 La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,165,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,431 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # NDP2106413
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Highly sought-after top floor unit in the Village. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths! Enjoy a walk to all the Village has to offer – Beautiful white sandy beaches, shopping, Recreation Center + tennis, restaurants, museums, grocery/pharmacy and more. Desirable street view with vaulted ceiling in living room including clerestory windows. Large walk-in master closet with stained glass window as a special bonus. Granite kitchen. Partially remodeled in 2014. 2 secured underground parking spaces and large storage room. Located on quiet Eads Avenue with palm tree views and ocean breezes. Come live the Good Life in the Village of La Jolla.

5781 Soledad Road La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,728,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,551 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 210014122
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Welcome home to this elegantly remodeled single story with panoramic views. Light and bright with custom cabinets and 15 foot vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams in family room , dining room and kitchen. Large kitchen island with wine fridge and custom built in book shelf, and custom cabinetry throughout. Panoramic doors open up 18 feet wide to make indoor and outdoor seamlessly connect .The large flat grassy backyard and brick patio offer a multitude of options for enjoyment. The back yard is large enough to also add a pool & Spa ,and keep the grass. Enjoy endless views including as peek of the bay, mountains and City lights. Equipment: Dryer Sewer: Sewer Connected

5821 Corral Way La Jolla, CA 92037

$2,750,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,160 SqFt
Status Active
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.