Typically, you would have to travel all over California and visit many communities before you find one like La Jolla. With a wide spectrum of attractions to see and experience, the “Jewel by the Sea” is truly just that, a jewel that everyone should experience. If you’re a first-time visitor to San Diego, especially if you’re looking for a home, consider visiting at least one of these beautiful La Jolla Communities!
Beach-Barber Tract of La Jolla
Beach Barber Tract homes is considered to be one of La Jolla’s most favored neighborhoods, with properties that range from very exclusive luxury homes to the more affordable tract homes. This is a beautiful community for vacation properties real estate as well. Houses in this area contain a European atmosphere with narrow streets overlooking several hidden beaches. Beach Barber Tract still has a few original homes built in the 1920s. You will find La Jolla’s historic homes with charming manicured gardens along with luxurious oceanfront homes, duplexes, and apartments. There are good public transportation options and just a few minute’s walk to the village and shops.
Bird Rock of La Jolla
Bird Rock is a unique little section of La Jolla. If you are looking for homes for sale in Bird Rock you can browse available homes by clicking here and using my FREE MLS and property search or view current listings below. I Whether you are looking for a single luxury home, a condo or a rental I know the best locations in this area. This is a beautiful community for vacation properties and investment real estate as well.
Country Club of La Jolla
One of the more upscale La Jolla communities, the Country Club La Jolla residential neighborhood offers large exclusive homes and properties for sale with breath taking sunsets, privacy and panoramic views of the La Jolla Village and the pacific Ocean. These homes have the European feel, making this area one of the many ‘Jewels’ of the community of La Jolla. Some of these luxury homes were built in the early 1900’s. The beautiful Spanish styles were built in 1920’s. The majority of the homes were built in 1971 to 1980.
Hidden Valley of La Jolla
Hidden Valley homes offer dramatic hillside views and lifestyle similar to the classic suburban neighborhood and easy access to freeways for the quick getaway in the mornings. You will find privacy and beautiful natural landscape. Just short distances away are the famous shops and excellent restaurants in La Jolla Shores and is close to La Jolla Village. Homes are priced from $1,150,000 and up. Homes with nice ocean views on Via Capri and Hidden Valley Road start at about $2 million.
La Jolla Alta
The detached custom built homes in La Jolla Alta located on the south slope of Mount Soledad, have large quarter and half acre lots, often enjoy an east side of the mountain with amazing views of the bay, downtown San Diego city lights, and the fireworks of the Sea World. There are three planned communities within La Jolla Alta. Crystal Bay, Ventana and Eldorado I & II.
La Jolla Farms
The community of La Jolla Farms is the most northern neighborhood in La Jolla, and the most prestigious 200 acres. La Jolla Farms estate homes are located directly above Black’s Beach, many with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, downtown La Jolla, and from as far south as the Mexican border to as far north as Oceanside. For an ocean community of 100+ homes, exclusive La Jolla Farm homes have large parcels ranging from three quarters of an acre to five acres. The large gated estate homes with pools and tennis courts can range from 3,000 sq feet to 25,000 sq feet and are priced from $3.5 to $30 million plus.
La Jolla Heights
La Jolla Heights homes are conveniently located near UCSD. If you want easy access to I-5, then this area is for you. There are wonderful condominiums in a gated development called La Jolla Shores Heights. The condos in the La Jolla Heights area offer affordable opportunity for many young buyers. If you live here, you are just minutes to La Jolla YMCA, the Mary Birch Aquarium, and several churches and synagogues. You’re also close to shopping at La Jolla Village Square and University City’s Westfield Shopping Center.
La Jolla Mesa
La Jolla Mesa homes are situated on the southern slopes of Mt. Soledad at the east side of La Jolla that boast some of the best sunlight in La Jolla, bordering the nearby Pacific Beach. La Jolla Mesa homes were built in the early 60’s and 70’s. Most of the homes are custom built as gorgeous contemporary ocean view homes to Mediterranean style homes with nice sized manicured lots. Prices range from La Jolla’s most affordable to the most expensive distinctive homes. They start at around $950,000 for homes that are lower down the slope, approximately 1700 square feet to $1.5 million and up for higher up in the slope with magnificent views.
La Jolla North
La Jolla North is very popular because of its location to I-5 and I-805 and easy access to University of California, San Diego. Many faculty members reside in La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Heights and La Jolla Village area for the convenience of it all. The University of California, San Diego is the center of higher education in La Jolla. The campus’ original name was UC La Jolla before it was changed to UC San Diego. UCSD includes the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. There is also excellent range of restaurants, health food stores and theaters in La Jolla Village square. Detached homes are around a million dollars and a large selection of condominiums starting at $500,000
La Jolla Shores
The La Jolla community of La Jolla Shores feature homes that are highly sought-after and diverse, desired especially by the beach lovers and young families. This oldest neighborhood offers the safest and the flattest beach in La Jolla. With a mile long white sandy beach, a two block long village, excellent restaurants and specialty shops, you can’t go wrong here.
La Jolla Village
The Village is the oldest, most charming section of La Jolla and is one of the most happening areas of all La Jolla communities. You can walk to absolutely everything: Some 40 exquisite art galleries, fine dining at La Jolla’s world-class restaurants, trendy upscale shops, museums, seaside parks and beaches. With gorgeous scenery at the Cove, Children’s Pool, and along the coastline at Coast Walk, you are truly enjoying life to the fullest.
The Village is highly sought-after and offers many different options for a variety of residential lifestyles. With La Jolla Cove as the backdrop, downtown La Jolla is urban living at its best! Housing ranges from affordable La Jolla condominiums in small low-rise complexes to luxurious high-rises with full concierge services. Many adorable, single family traditional beach cottage homes, are built on small lots, while sophisticated townhouses offer maintenance free living, with breathtaking ocean views demanding highest premiums.
La Jolla Village Drive
This is a beautiful community for vacation properties and investment real estate as well. Not to be confused with the Village, homes in La Jolla Village homes are located near UCSD. For shoppers the closest marketplace where you can spend an entire day is at La Jolla Village Square, which has theaters, health food stores and fabulous restaurants.
Lower Hermosa of La Jolla
Lower Hermosa is one of the nicest and highly sought after residential areas with quite, wide palm-lined streets. Just driving through the streets is a pleasure. It sits south of Windansea Beach, to the north of Bird Rock and west of La Jolla Boulevard. Camino De La Costa known as ‘The Street of Dreams’, runs parallel with the ocean. Lower Hermosa homes are much desired with large manicured lots, beautiful multi-million estate homes with wonderful ocean and sunset views, even numbered homes are right on the water. They boast traditional architecture with one of the best beaches in the world. Lower Hermosa has short cliffs and sandy beaches. Many home owners spend part of the year in their vacation homes, but the majority are full time local residents. “Windansea Beach” is where you can find some of La Jolla’s most skilled and notable surfers. It ranks at the top of the list along with Malibu, California. Bring your cameras!
Muirlands of La Jolla
Muirlands is located on the western slopes of Mount Soledad and south of the La Jolla Country Club. Muirlands history goes as far back as the 1920’s and is considered one of La Jolla’s largest neighborhoods. Original lots, now worth millions, were sold for $1,500 each in the early 1930’s. Muirlands includes a wide variety of architectural style homes, gated estates on a substantial lots and on various elevations, often set among the ancient trees with winding roads. There are many traditional historic single-story impressive homes dating back to the 1920s. You can still see the original street gutter built of ocean pebble rock. Muirlands also has few new construction, modern homes built for sale with spectacular ocean views in this exclusive and coveted neighborhood. Prices start at around $2,500,000, but most are in the multi-million dollar range. There are no condos available in Muirlands.
Soledad South La Jolla
Soledad South homes, on the southeast side of Mount Soledad, have grown to be increasingly popular with home buyers. These homes have views of downtown San Diego, Mission Bay, the Pacific Ocean and the eastern mountains in the distance. Homeowners like the close access to I-5 and to Pacific Beach shopping, dining and beaches. Those that like living in private gated communities with full amenities in La Jolla, you should check Windemere and Ridgegate. Mount La Jolla, not a gated community, is just down the mountain. It is a well maintained, master-planned community, with tennis courts, pool, spa and recreation facilities amongst acres of lushly landscaped homes. Single family detached homes from 2,000 sq. ft. up to 4,000 sq. ft. are around $900,000 to $1,500,000 and built in the 50’s through the 70’s. Mount La Jolla, built in 1972, has detached homes and duplexes with nice size open space. Prices start at $750,000 Ridgegate, built in 1995 to 1998, with prices starting at $1,100,000 for 2,500 sq. ft. Windmere has 24 hour guard monitored, gated community has 303 town homes built in 1973 some with views of the greenbelt. Prices start at $ 650,000 1,800 sq feet to $1,600 for a 4,000 sq feet.
Upper Hermosa of La Jolla
Upper Hermosa is a quiet and peaceful neighborhood much like Lower Hermosa. Just a short distance away from the Pacific Ocean, it is quite affordable and has beautiful manicured lawns. Upper Hermosa homes are well maintained with a traditional architecture which gives you a New England feel. When you are ready to get out of the house, you will find you are conveniently located near Bird Rock shops, fine restaurants and coffee shops. This area has a sense of a tight knit community. Check the walking and biking path to La Jolla Middle and High Schools. It’s really nice! Single family homes are an average of 3,000 square feet on decent sized parcels. Prices start at $1.5 mil to $3.5 million–depending on the ocean view. This is an affordable price in La Jolla, for the size of the lots and square footage.
West Muirlands of La Jolla
Muirlands West Homes border the beautiful Country Club, near the golf course. A lovely area featuring mature landscaping, winding wide streets, nice size backyards, almost half acre lots and large pools. Many of the homes have gorgeous views of the ocean and sunsets of La Jolla. Family-oriented Muirlands homes are in an ideal location, within walking distance to Muirlands Junior High School, La Jolla High School and the Village. Many of these homes were built in 70’s and 80’s where the home owners have upgraded kitchens and bathrooms. Single family detached homes are approximately 3,000 square feet and range between $1,400,000 to $2,400,000.
Cardiff by the Sea
The luxurious seaside resort community of La Jolla features seven miles of glorious coastline along the Pacific Ocean. Although La Jolla is home to almost 43,000 people, the city has retained its own, unique small-town atmosphere as well as its own sense of local pride. Renowned for its rugged coastline of ocean bluffs and sandy beaches, steep canyons and the hillsides of Mount Soledad, La Jolla has become one of the most coveted residential destinations in the region. Located only 12 miles from downtown San Diego and 40 miles south of Orange County, La Jolla and its residents enjoy beautiful weather year round, as evidenced by the area’s average daily temperature of 70.5 degrees. Because of the city’s relatively wealthy population, La Jolla has also become known for its elite shopping and dining,upscale boutiques, foreign brand boutiques and gourmet restaurants. Beach culture is part of everyday life in La Jolla. Some of the more popular sandy beaches that dot the local coastline include La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Shores, Black’s Beach, Windansea Beach, and Wipeout Beach. The Torrey Pines Golf Course, host of a number of PGA events including the 2008 U.S. Open, is located in La Jolla at the foot of steep cliffs and along La Jolla’s famous coastline.