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UCSD/La Jolla

La Jolla in Spanish means “The Jewel”. This city is well named, for it is truly one of the most beautiful spots in San Diego. Located 15 minutes north of downtown, La Jolla is a beautiful escape to a seaside locale.

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Real Estate

La Jolla is a highly desired community, so the housing prices reflect that. However, home owners in La Jolla have seen a huge increase in their homes’ values; this makes real estate in La Jolla a good investment.

Recent real estate reports indicate that the median price for a home in La Jolla is around $1.6 million. Of course, luxury residences are plentiful in La Jolla. Current houses top out at $25 million; that price tag would net you a breathtaking six bedroom, eleven bath house on eleven acres with fabulous waterfront views.


La Jolla Farms
The homes atop the cliffs above Black’s Beach, and the area next to the western part of the UCSD campus.

La Jolla Shores
The residential area and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus along La Jolla Shores beach and east up the hill. Also includes a small business area along Avenida de la Playa.

La Jolla Heights
The homes atop the hills overlooking La Jolla Shores, residential only.

Hidden Valley
Lower part of Mt. Soledad on the northern slopes, residential only.

Country Club
Lower Mt. Soledad on the northwest side; includes the La Jolla Country Club golf course.

Village (not to be confused with La Jolla Village)
The “downtown” business area of La Jolla; includes most of the businesses and the adjacent residential areas.

Beach-Barber Tract
The coastal section from Windandsea Beach to the Village; some businesses, mostly on La Jolla Blvd.

Lower Hermosa
Costal strip south of Beach-Barber Tract, residential only.

Bird Rock
Southern coastal La Jolla and lower parts of Mt. Soledad, some businesses.

Fairly big section on western slope of Mt. Soledad, residential only.

La Jolla Mesa
A lower strip on the southern side of Mt. Soledad, next to Pacific Beach.

La Jolla Alta
The neighborhood east of La Jolla Mesa.

Soledad South
Southeastern slopes of Mt. Soledad up to the top; east of La Jolla Alta.

Muirlands West
Between Muirlands and Country Club.

Upper Hermosa
East of La Jolla Blvd, North of Bird Rock.

La Jolla Village (Not to be confused with the Village of La Jolla)
Northeast part of La Jolla; the La Jolla Village Square shopping area and both movie theatres are here.


Colleges & Universities

San Diego Unified School District,  (619) 725-8000

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The La Jolla Institute is a world famous non-profit organization for research and education of economic development. The institute spends much of its time working with cutting edge technology and how it can affect the economy.

Scripps Health is a hospital chain that prides itself on being one of the best in the country. In fact, Scripps Health consistently ranks in the top percentage of the country in many of their specialties, such as organ transplantation.

The Scripps Institute of Oceanography is a famous organization that studies our oceans, the atmosphere, Earth, and other planets. Their mission is to enrich society and help the environment. It has been home to three Nobel Prize winners!