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.

5566 Beaumont Ave La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,695,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,774 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190040316
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Charming Contemporary Beach Home in the Heart of Bird Rock! Walk to restaurants,coffee shops,gyms, & school! Wonderful neighborhood with tons of holiday charm,if its trick or treating or the 4th of July,the action is right outside your doorstep! Tired? Kick back on the spacious private patio fully equipped with a spa, built in bbq & fire pit! Enjoy lovely ocean views from the spacious master suite on its own level. The home has great flow for entertaining and a nice turf backyard for kids to play!

436 Nautilus La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,395,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
960 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190042327
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
West of La Jolla Blvd! The best price for a family home footsteps to Windansea! Front unit 436 has Viking appliances, add'l space could be an office. Unit 438 can be rented separately or with 436, adjoining double doors between the two. Property also has a storage room and a non-permitted guest studio w/half bath that can be converted back to a 2-car garage. Private yard, Laundry, Jacuzzi. This home has it all! **CLICK ON DOCUMENTS LINK FOR FLOOR PLANS**

1247 Silverado Street La Jolla, CA 92037

$3,475,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,250 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190054126
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This unique in-town cottage has been lovingly remodeled with the finest of materials. Hardwood and stone flooring, soapstone kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances and a glass door refrigerator are but a few of its features. Walk through this inviting home to one of the most spacious yards for intimate or large scale entertaining. The lot would also accommodate enlarging the existing home or building new. Enjoy a lifestyle just steps from the ocean, parks, fine dining, art galleries and shops.

743 Bonair Way Unit A La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,349,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,729 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190057381
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
Seller will entertain offers between $1,349,000-$1,449,000. Tremendous value for this beautiful home located in a highly-sought after neighborhood in La Jolla boasting ocean views. This property features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,729 est sqft of living space. Showcasing an open concept home, fully updated with ocean views and four large outdoor areas/patios perfect for entertaining. Your very own private oasis in a bustling beach city, please see supplement for additional info

7226 Via Capri La Jolla, CA 92037

$2,285,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,988 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # PW19262377
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
The moment you enter this True Mid Century Modern home, you are mesmerized by breathtaking ocean views and sweeping panoramas of La Jolla Shores. This single level gem was elegantly remodeled with the most upscale finishes and exquisite details by San Diego based interior designer, Simply Stunning Spaces. The heart of the home is an entertainers dream, and attached beautiful Bamboo decks create seamless indoor/outdoor living ambiance. Bright modern kitchen boasts a large island with Walnut extension and c

7560 Eads Avenue Unit 1 La Jolla, CA 92037

$915,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,272 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190062279
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
PRIME La Jolla village!! THREE full bedrooms! This rare, single-level, end-unit residence boasts no shared walls and is ideally located just steps from fine dining, upscale shopping and the beautiful beach! Spacious, secure and wonderful this residence has been artfully redone and in pristine move-in ready condition. Enjoy gleaming hardwood floors, dual patios, a spacious living room & dining room combination with an easy open feel. 2 underground parking spaces, and a storage room, too!

7531 Herschel Ave Unit G La Jolla, CA 92037

$859,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,176 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190062469
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Lowest priced 3 bedroom condo in The Village. Great value and low HOA dues. This top floor home is filled with natural light and enjoys lush green courtyard views from the open concept living area. No neighbors above or below. The private 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.

5341 Linda Way La Jolla, CA 92037

$2,295,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,710 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190063168
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Turn-key Bird Rock home with ocean views sits west of La Jolla Blvd in excellent proximity to top-rated Bird Rock Elementary and just ~100 steps to beach access! Extensively remodeled in 2019, a ranch style layout centers around a sleek backyard lounge and grassy space to play. Gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar has Bertazzoni appliances and opens to a cozy living room anchored by a timeless fireplace. Relax and entertain from your large living room deck with unexpected views of breaking waves!

939 Coast Blvd Unit 14h La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,975,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,608 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190065248
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
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, and a gorgeous cook’s kitchen…

6218 Calle Veracruz La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,575,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,020 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200000220
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
PRISTINE Peaceful canyon views and a private location make this inviting home special. Impeccably maintained, with many new features and improvements including European engineered Bede 3-way windows, solar-panels, 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 bedroom has Retreat and Fireplace area, which opens onto deck/patio. Move-in ready for the discerning

La Jolla CA 92037

$1,795,000
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.