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La Jolla

La Jolla

Welcome to La Jolla

Where Coastal Sophistication Meets Urban Energy

Experience the allure of La Jolla, a coastal gem renowned for its breathtaking ocean vistas, vibrant cultural scene, and world-class amenities. Perched along the rugged cliffs of San Diego's coastline, La Jolla seamlessly blends the relaxed atmosphere of a beach town with the energy of a sophisticated urban center.

Oceanfront Oasis: La Jolla's most captivating feature is its dramatic coastline. Pristine beaches like La Jolla Shores and Windansea Beach beckon residents and visitors alike to bask in the sun, explore tide pools, and embark on kayaking adventures. The iconic La Jolla Cove, with its crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life, is a haven for snorkelers and divers. The towering cliffs of Torrey Pines State Reserve offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, making it a prime destination for hiking and paragliding.

Cultural Haven: La Jolla is a hub for art and culture, boasting a thriving arts scene. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego showcases cutting-edge exhibitions, while the La Jolla Playhouse is a renowned theater known for its innovative productions. Art galleries, live music venues, and cultural festivals contribute to the community's dynamic atmosphere.

World-Renowned Research and Education: Home to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla is a center for groundbreaking research and academic excellence. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, with its striking architecture, is a testament to the community's commitment to scientific advancement. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a world leader in marine research, adds to the intellectual vibrancy of the area.

Diverse Architectural Styles: La Jolla's architectural landscape is a tapestry of styles, ranging from historic Spanish Colonial Revival homes to sleek modern masterpieces. The Village of La Jolla, the heart of the community, features charming boutiques, upscale shops, and a variety of dining options. The hillside neighborhoods offer stunning views and a sense of exclusivity.

Culinary Delights: La Jolla's culinary scene is a gastronomic adventure. From fresh seafood delicacies to international cuisine, the community boasts a wide array of dining experiences. Whether you crave a casual meal with ocean views or a fine dining experience, La Jolla's restaurants are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Active Lifestyle: Residents of La Jolla embrace an active lifestyle, taking advantage of the year-round sunshine and abundant outdoor activities. Surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, and hiking are popular pastimes. The community also features numerous golf courses, tennis courts, and fitness centers.

Thriving Business Community: La Jolla is home to a thriving business community, with a focus on technology, biotechnology, and life sciences. The presence of UCSD and research institutions fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, attracting top talent and creating a vibrant economic environment.

Invest in a Coastal Lifestyle: La Jolla offers a unique opportunity to invest in a coastal lifestyle that seamlessly blends natural beauty, cultural richness, and intellectual vibrancy. With its diverse real estate offerings, exceptional amenities, and breathtaking surroundings, La Jolla is an ideal place to call home.

Overview for La Jolla, CA

37,474 people live in La Jolla, where the median age is 45 and the average individual income is $86,671. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45 years

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Around La Jolla, CA

There's plenty to do around La Jolla, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Another Mother's Cookies, Custom Shirts of La Jolla, and Anything Is Possible Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.59 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.49 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.17 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.22 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.37 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.76 miles 35 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for La Jolla, CA

La Jolla has 16,299 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in La Jolla do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 37,474 people call La Jolla home. The population density is 7,114.893 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.95 / 49.05%

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Schools in La Jolla, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby La Jolla. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Work With Shawn

With deep roots in San Diego spanning four generations, Shawn brings unparalleled local expertise to every real estate transaction. Whether you're buying or selling in Point Loma, La Jolla, or anywhere along the coast, Shawn's comprehensive understanding of the market landscape ensures you'll make informed decisions.