La Jolla

La Jolla is perfect for those who seek a blend of tranquility, community, and luxury in their daily lives.

Welcome to La Jolla

A Luxurious Coastal Escape with Captivating Views and Charm
 
La Jolla, an affluent neighborhood nestled along the picturesque Southern California coast, is a blend of natural beauty and upscale living. Renowned as one of the top zip codes in the County, La Jolla is characterized by its stunning ocean views, walkable town, and variety of beaches. This exclusive community boasts a range of architectural marvels, from modernist homes perched on cliffs to charming seaside cottages, each offering a unique perspective of the breathtaking coastal scenery.
 
The neighborhood is divided into distinct areas, each with its unique charm and amenities. La Jolla Shores offers proximity to the beach with smaller properties, while other areas boast larger homes with expansive views. The walkable downtown area is a vibrant mix of high-end shops, gourmet restaurants, and cultural venues, set against the backdrop of the majestic Pacific Ocean. La Jolla is a lifestyle choice for those seeking luxury, beauty, and a rich community life.
 

What to Love

  • Stunning Ocean Views: Breathtaking vistas that capture the essence of coastal living.
  • Variety of Beaches: From the family-friendly La Jolla Shores to the secluded Wind and Sea beach.
  • Walkable Downtown: A charming area filled with boutiques, cafes, and art galleries.
  • Cultural Richness: Home to a variety of festivals, events, and artistic venues.
  • Exclusive Atmosphere: An established community known for its luxury and elegance.

Local Lifestyle

La Jolla’s lifestyle is defined by its luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere. Residents enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, from golfing on beautiful courses to kayaking in the cove. The community is known for its appreciation of arts and culture, regularly hosting events and festivals that bring the neighborhood together. The walkability of the area enhances the quality of life, allowing locals to enjoy the stunning scenery and vibrant local scene effortlessly. La Jolla is perfect for those who seek a blend of tranquility, community, and luxury in their daily lives.
 

Dining and Entertainment

The dining scene in La Jolla is as diverse as it is exquisite. The Cottage offers a cozy setting for brunch, while Puesto La Jolla serves up innovative Mexican cuisine. La Jolla Beach Club and George's at the Cove provide spectacular ocean views paired with gourmet meals. For seafood enthusiasts, Eddie V's Prime Seafood offers a fine dining experience with fresh catches and an elegant ambiance.
 
La Jolla's entertainment options are plentiful. The Comedy Club provides a lively night out, while the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club offers a range of recreational activities. Cultural experiences are abundant, with local art galleries and the nearby La Jolla Playhouse presenting world-class performances.
 

Things to Do

La Jolla is a treasure trove of activities and attractions. La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Tide Pools offer opportunities to explore marine life and enjoy the natural beauty of the coast. La Jolla Park is perfect for picnics and leisurely strolls, while La Jolla Shores Beach is a hotspot for surfing and sunbathing.
 
For those seeking adventure, kayaking in the cove provides an exhilarating experience, allowing exploration of sea caves and close encounters with marine life. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the beautiful courses with ocean views, offering a serene yet challenging golfing experience.
 

Schools

Education in La Jolla is top-notch, with several renowned schools providing excellent academic opportunities. La Jolla Country Day, Bishops Private School, and La Jolla High School are known for their rigorous academic programs and commitment to student development. The Children's School and The Evans School offer innovative and nurturing environments for younger students, while Bird Rock Elementary and LJCDS Middle School are celebrated for their community-focused approach to education.

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.

37,474

Total Population

45 years

Median Age

High

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

$86,671

Average individual Income

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.

70
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
73
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
32
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sager Family Farm, Magnolia Kitchen and Bakery, and Beach Sunset Yoga.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 3.08 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.26 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.96 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.96 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.95 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.13 miles 13 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.

37,474

Total Population

High

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

45

Median Age

50.95 / 49.05%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
16,299

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$86,671

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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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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