If you are very conscious about your neighborhood, La Jolla is without a doubt one of the best places to live in California. “Best in the world” is how many of its residents would describe it. It’s one of those places that feels like you can never get enough of. It’s no surprise that we get a lot of inquiries about La Jolla condos for sale. La Jolla, (meaning “a jewel” in Spanish), is a micro-universe of vibrant urban life in the heart of nature – there’s the ocean, the beaches, the mountains, the schools, the shops, the art and cultural scene. What else do you need? Is there anything else? Here is a glimpse of what La Jolla residents love most about their city.


The astonishing 7 miles of breathtaking coastline is what both locals and tourists adore about La Jolla. It has been dubbed the French Riviera of the United States, with plenty of reasons – the mild climate year round and the 13 well-known beaches that are as diverse among themselves as the wild and marine life you can experience on them. North to south, the beaches are as goes: Torrey Pines State Beach, Black's Beach, Scripps Beach, La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Cove, Boomer's, Shell Beach, Seal Rock, Children's Pool (Casa Cove), Wipeout Beach, Whispering Sands, Marine State Beach and Windansea Beach. There is very little you can’t do on them – go wading and tide pool exploring on Shell Beach, take thrilling photos at Wipeout Beach, go surfing and body surfing on Marine Street Beach, get your tan at the scenic Boomer Beach… We can go on and on like this. Read this in-depth article on the unforgettable La Jolla beaches.

Family life

On top of everything that La Jolla has to offer to adults, adults with kids will appreciate all the things that make La Jolla family-friendly. La Jolla schools are many and have a great academic reputation and tradition according to GreatSchools.org. La Jolla High School, founded in 1922, has a coveted reputation and has numerous recognitions. And let’s not forget that the University of California San Diego, a world-renowned center of higher learning and research, is located in La Jolla. Apart from the ample opportunities for first-class education, La Jolla is rich with possibilities for outdoor activities with your little ones. Here are some ideas.

Outdoor activities

Life in La Jolla is best if you’re an outdoorsy type. Do you like hiking? Swimming? Kayaking? Surfing, body surfing, jogging, playing golf and tennis? If you’re enthusiastic about spending time in Californian sunshine, La Jolla is your seventh heaven. Let’s point out just Torrey Pines State Reserve to exemplify what La Jolla has in store for those who like an active life. Torrey Pines State Reserve offers you opportunities of various-level workout, all in the wondrous landscape filled with amazing Torrey Pines, a pine species unique to the area. If you like something more sky-oriented, go paragliding and hang gliding in Torrey Pines Glider Port. 


La Jolla is a truly versatile place. You may think, from what we’ve presented so far, that La Jolla is for people who gravitate toward nature, learning and sport only. But, La Jolla will spoil you with its shopping offer. You can find pretty much anything here, from antiques to boutiques. And there’s also the upscale Westfield UTC Mall, which is a great get-together on top of being a go-to place for shopping.

Dining & culture

Dining at La Jolla’s restaurants and enjoying its rich cultural scene is on a par with enjoying La Jolla’s nature. There are around 200 restaurants in La Jolla, offering you cuisines from around the world. They run the gamut, both in terms of food and budget. And the best part – fantastic outdoor dining. The evening and night life in La Jolla leaves little to be desired – visit some of the two dozen La Jolla galleries, the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library and the La Jolla Playhouse. Sign up for a walking tour at the La Jolla Historical Society.

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