La Jolla

La Jolla is a world-renowned paradise that captivates with its breathtaking beauty and idyllic seaside location.

Welcome to La Jolla

An Exquisite Enclave of Coastal Grandeur
 
Welcome to La Jolla, the epitome of luxury and sophistication on the scenic coastline of San Diego. Affectionately known as "The Jewel," La Jolla is a world-renowned paradise that captivates with its breathtaking beauty and idyllic seaside location. Nestled within San Diego, this hilly and coastal community stretches across seven miles of curving coastline along the majestic Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by ocean bluffs and pristine beaches, La Jolla enjoys a privileged position just 12 miles north of downtown San Diego and 45 miles south of the Orange County line. With its mild climate and average daily temperature of 70.5 °F, La Jolla offers an unparalleled coastal lifestyle.
 
La Jolla's allure stems from its rich educational institutions, thriving businesses, and diverse cultural scene. It is home to esteemed establishments in fields ranging from bioengineering and scientific research to software development and medical practice. The prestigious University of California, San Diego (UCSD), the Salk Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Scripps Research Institute, and National University headquarters contribute to the area's reputation as an intellectual and scientific hub. Amid this vibrant community's backdrop, La Jolla embraces its rich history and fosters a world-class lifestyle.
 

What to Love

  • Enchanting encounters with native sea lions and harbor seals
  • High demand and limited inventory create a competitive market
  • Beautiful beaches and a small, tight-knit community feel
  • Culinary delights and culturally diverse dining experiences
  • Distinctive history and walkability add to the allure

Local Lifestyle

La Jolla's local lifestyle is synonymous with beachside bliss and a vibrant cultural scene. Residents and visitors flock to the beautiful beaches to engage in many activities. From scuba diving in La Jolla Cove to stand-up paddleboarding at La Jolla Shores, surfing at Windansea Beach, or sunning at Black's Beach (where nudity is legal), the coastline beckons with its allure. You may even find locals paddling alongside the seals and sea lions in the Cove. After a day of coastal adventures, unwind with cocktails on elegant restaurant decks overlooking the ocean.
 
Immerse yourself in La Jolla's vibrant arts and culture scene, where contemporary murals on private buildings transform the streets into an open-air gallery. Explore the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, indulge in Tony Award-winning performances at the La Jolla Playhouse, revel in classical music from the La Jolla Music Society, and delve into marine wonders at the Birch Aquarium. La Jolla seamlessly blends beachside serenity with cultural sophistication.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Experience luxury and elegance at La Valencia, a stunning hotel that exudes charm and grandeur. With its fabulous oceanfront location and spectacular views, La Valencia offers an unforgettable experience. Impeccable service, spacious rooms, and delectable cuisine create an atmosphere of opulence and refinement. Indulge in the enchanting ambiance and immerse yourself in luxury.
 
For a remarkable dining experience, George's is an exceptional choice. This beloved establishment captures the essence of La Jolla's casual yet sophisticated charm. Guests are captivated by the cozy atmosphere, impeccable service, and mouthwatering cuisine. With a diverse menu that caters to every palate, George's is the perfect destination for any occasion.
 
Discover a world of elegance and style at the upscale shops in The Village. Each storefront offers carefully curated items that exude both style and affordability. Whether you seek exquisite jewelry or fashionable accessories, the friendly and knowledgeable staff will assist you in finding the perfect pieces. Don't forget to savor a delicious latte and homemade pastry at the cafe. The Shops in The Village are a hidden gem not to be missed.
 
Prepare for an extraordinary culinary adventure at Eddie V's. This restaurant is a haven for seafood lovers, offering an elegant and sophisticated ambiance reminiscent of New York's finest establishments. Immerse yourself in impeccable service while exploring a menu that showcases divine dishes. From perfectly cooked lobster to melt-in-your-mouth scallops, each bite is a masterpiece. Complement your meal with creative and delicious cocktails. Eddie V's promises an unforgettable dining experience.
 

Things to Do

Experience automotive excellence at the Concours D'Elegance, a prestigious event showcasing classic automobiles. Admire the meticulously restored cars while reveling in the splendor of the setting. This remarkable display of automotive artistry is a true treat for enthusiasts.
 
Celebrate art, wine, and community at the La Jolla Art and Wine Festival. This annual event transforms the streets into a vibrant open-air gallery, showcasing the works of talented artists. Explore a diverse range of art while enjoying fine wines and delectable cuisine. The festival captures the essence of La Jolla's artistic soul.
 
Embark on a culinary adventure at Taste of the Cove and indulge in the area's finest dining offerings. This esteemed event invites visitors to sample delicious dishes from renowned restaurants while enjoying live music and a festive atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of La Jolla.
 
Discover the natural beauty of La Jolla Shores Park/Beach. This scenic destination offers a stunning beach and park setting, perfect for picnics, sunbathing, and family gatherings. Engage in water sports, explore tide pools, or simply relax and soak in the beauty of the surroundings.
 
Immerse yourself in the world of performing arts at the La Jolla Playhouse. This Tony Award-winning theater company presents exceptional productions, from groundbreaking new works to reimagined classics. Experience the magic of live theater in an intimate and contemporary setting.
 
Marvel at the natural wonders of the Torrey Pines State Reserve, home to the rare and protected Torrey Pine trees. Explore the scenic trails that wind through this coastal paradise, offering breathtaking ocean views and unique flora. This serene sanctuary provides a tranquil escape from the bustling world.
 
For golf enthusiasts, the Torrey Pines Golf Course presents an opportunity to play on a world-class championship course. Nestled on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this prestigious venue has hosted numerous professional tournaments. Experience the thrill of playing in a setting known for its beauty and challenge.
 

Schools

  • La Jolla Country Day
  • Bishops
  • La Jolla High
  • Bird Rock Elementary
  • Muirlands Middle School
  • Torrey Pines Elementary
  • UCSD (University of California, San Diego)

Overview for La Jolla, CA

41,306 people live in La Jolla, where the median age is 47.1 and the average individual income is $82,335.69. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

41,306

Total Population

47.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$82,335.69

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for La Jolla, CA

La Jolla has 17,834 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. 41,306 people call La Jolla home. The population density is 3,304.46 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

41,306

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

47.1

Median Age

50.02 / 49.98%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
17,834

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$82,335.69

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Montessori Institute Of San Diego Child House
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
La Jolla Country Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
La Jolla Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Torrey Pines Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
The Gillispie School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Stella Maris Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
All Hallows Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
San Diego French American School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
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