01 Welcome To La Jolla
La Jolla is a beautiful seaside community that extends seven miles along the coast. Being known for its stunning views, abundant beaches, shopping district, culinary options, and hiking, La Jolla has everything you can ask for. Fittingly, La Jolla is one of the top beach destinations the country, but this picturesque zip code comes with a high price tag where the average cost of a home is around the mid two million dollar range. Known as San Diego’s “Jewel by the Sea” La Jolla has a lot to offer — in downtown La Jolla, there are several blocks of upscale shops and dining. You can often find the locals waiting in line for gelato or strolling along the path next to La Jolla Cove.
Most of the residences in La Jolla are single family detached homes; there are some but not very many apartments or condominiums. With the higher cost of living in La Jolla, a lot of what you are paying for is the location, but the houses themselves are impressive with architecture that combines contemporary and sophisticated. The closer you get to the water, the houses tend to feature floor to ceiling glass that allows for panoramic views. Residents of La Jolla also have the benefit of being centrally located within San Diego proper.
In this city you can find an outdoor space for every occasion: adventure, leisure, or exploring. Torrey Pines State Reserve is great for hiking, La Jolla Shores Beach is a popular tourist attraction with views of the sea cliffs, La Jolla Cove is a marine reserve where you can watch the seals or explore the caves, and Windansea beach is a great surfing spot. Also located in La Jolla are the Salk Institute, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Scripps Research Institute, and the University of California, San Diego. The Torrey Pines Golf Course occupies a beautiful stretch of land along the coast in La Jolla and has previously hosted the U.S. Open.