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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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…

La Jolla CA 92037

$1,995,000
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!

2224 Caminito Cabala La Jolla, CA 92037

$959,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,746 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200009214
Property Type Duplex
Price Type --
Completely and meticulously remodeled SINGLE LEVEL home located in a quiet private location within Mount La Jolla. This home offers upgraded interior, gorgeous wood floors, pella windows and doors, recessed lighting, vaulted ceilings and remodeled bathrooms. Secluded back patio overlooks private planted area. Large 2 car expansive garage with epoxy coating and custom cabinets. Enjoy living in this beautiful home and all the amenities this wonderful community offers.

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

$1,250,000
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. Separate laundry room, wood floors, high ceilings & plantation shutters throughout. 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. Lease-Option to Purchase. Seller carry-back financing. Land contract

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.

748 Bird Rock Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,499,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,407 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200016395
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.

2010 Caminito San Nicholas La Jolla, CA 92037

$945,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,700 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200021758
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This is the gem you have been waiting for! Highly desired & rarely available, this SINGLE LEVEL DETACHED home is ideally situated in Mt. La Jolla. This lovely 3BR/2BA features vaulted ceilings, wood floors, French doors leading to a sunny & private patio, cozy warm fireplace, light & bright kitchen w/ sitting area, master suite w/ vaulted ceilings & doors that lead to the patio, 2 car garage. Resort-style living this community features 4 pools, spa, steam, 4 tennis court, gym, clubhouse & more!

515 Bonair St La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,895,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,856 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200022096
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This is THE ONE you have been waiting for! CUTE~CUTE~CUTE, single level, Story Book home! This custom renovation by Grunow Construction does not disappoint! Within walking distance to WindNSea Beach, Schools, parks, shopping & The Village! Great floor plan, custom finishes, high/beamed ceilings and lots of light! The master suite is oversized w/a luxurious bath and access to the patio. Fabulous balance of indoor/outdoor space, & lush landscape. House is pre plumbed for A/C, EASY! TURN KEY!

8675 Glenwick Ln La Jolla, CA 92037

$2,249,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in La Jolla, La Jolla
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$2,249,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,945 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200022676
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