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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350 Fern Glen La Jolla, CA 92037

$2,899,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,702 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200023480
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
This picture-perfect 1920’s Tudor Revival, lovingly restored and updated with modern conveniences, envelops you in its beauty, warmth and timeless elegance. Sufton Cottage abounds in sophisticated craftsmanship and design; offering pitched gabled roofs, framed dormers and a picturesque, manicured English garden. Enjoy the light-filled eat-in kitchen, fireplaces and expansive deck. This designated Historical Mills Act property in La Jolla’s Beach Barber Tract is just three blocks to famed Windansea Beach.

2362 Torrey Pines Rd. Unit 32 La Jolla, CA 92037

$859,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in La Jolla, La Jolla
New
$859,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,888 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200023710
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
3-bedroom 2-bathroom condo with nice living room, balcony, and extra large covered patio. Second floor of three-story building with elevator. One block from La Jolla Shores Drive, across the street from La Jolla Children school. The beach and fine restaurants are within walking distance. One assigned garage parking, other vehicle easy to park on the street. Water, electricity and TV service are included in HOA. Please do not disturb tenants. Tenants' contract is Month-to-month.

5420 La Jolla Blvd Unit B204 La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,325,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in La Jolla, La Jolla
New
$1,325,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,858 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200023787
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Experience the Best of SeaHaus in this Prime Breakers End Unit. Upgrades include gorgeous stylish Cabinets, lighting, window coverings. Open Concept floor plan with Chefs kitchen, Island counter, large windows, panoramic view balcony and cozy fireplace. Office can be den/3rd bedroom. Single story. Walk in Closet in Master Br. Laundry room. End Unit with extra windows in Den, Master bed and bath. Resort like pool, spa, gym. Enjoy the beauty and charm of Bird Rock.

655 Gravilla Pl La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,095,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in La Jolla, La Jolla
New
$1,095,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,235 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200023834
Property Type Single Family Residence
Price Type --
Price range $995,000 to $1,095,000. Detached single level beach cottage at end of col de sac and across from the park. Enjoy ocean breezes and tranquil settings from this light and bright home offering 2bdrm plus den/2 bath, original hardwood floors, charming curb appeal and ideal location for an easy stroll to world renowned WindnSea Beach, The Village, and La Jolla schools. Take advantage of many possibilities to expand and capture ocean views or just keep as is. First time on market in 45 years.

8077 Caminito Mallorca San Diego, CA 92037

$588,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in La Jolla, San Diego
New
$588,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,111 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 200023963
Property Type Townhouse
Price Type --
This is a single story town home where the owners opened up the tall attic space to create two office areas (they are not included in the square footage). It's an end unit, with only one common wall and windows on three sides. The location is very private. Property is a serious fixer.

615 Westbourne Street La Jolla, CA 92037

$1,795,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in La Jolla
New
$1,795,000
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,290 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # ND20043194
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Grand is the word that comes to mind as you step into this European style condo, a generous number of bedrooms and multiple rooms for flexible uses, and plenty of room for entertaining year round in the heated pool or relaxing on the patio. Picture yourself entertaining relatives & friends in your custom kitchen, featuring triple sinks, modern Sub Zero fridge, Miele dishwasher and cook-top, and stunning granite. Imagine relaxing by the stunning solar heated pool, or looking out across your serene top deck