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La Jolla

La Jolla

Luxurious and picturesque coastal community.

Welcome to La Jolla

The upscale and affluent area of La Jolla is located on the curvaceous southern coastline of California. Seven miles long, this seaside community consists of magnificent trails, beaches, canyons, coves, parks, and rolling hills. It’s called “the jewel” of San Diego for a reason: its unmatched natural beauty. You’ll find panoramic, sweeping views of the ocean and colorful, stylish boutiques lining charming streets. The beach town is laid-back yet lavish; the homes are grand and massive, from mansions to large homes with pools and patios. The schools are highly rated, and there’s always something relaxing to do, from getting a breath of fresh air on a walking trail, wriggling your toes in the sand, to spending time with friends or family at chic restaurants and coffee shops.

What to Love

  • Scenic ocean views
  • Gorgeous sprawling homes
  • Beautiful boutiques and streets
  • Wonderful school system

People & Lifestyle

From young professionals to families to retirees, La Jolla residents lead a casual yet posh lifestyle. In terms of real estate, most residents own their homes. The community loves to get outdoors, whether it’s by the water, on a hike, or sitting on the patio of a fine dining restaurant. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The views are unbeatable in La Jolla, as is the food that goes along with it. Herringbone is one of the loveliest places to eat in La Jolla. You’ll dine under dazzling lights and 100-year-old olive trees, enjoying an ocean-to-table culinary experience made from the freshest ingredients. Looking for ambience? The Med at the iconic La Valencia Hotel features live music and ocean views. Want expertly prepared steak and seafood in an elegant atmosphere? Eddie V's promises a memorable meal (check out the cocktail lounge featuring live jazz!). If you’re craving traditional Italian eats, head to Piatti for yummy pizza prepared in the restaurant’s stone hearths. For those who enjoy eating somewhere unique, try scrumptious California fare at The Cottage, which is housed in a delightful vintage home.

Downtown La Jolla, or “The Village,” is a walkable area bustling with galleries, shops, and boutiques. It’s known for its jewelry stores and high-end shops, so don’t be afraid to shop until you drop.

La Valencia Hotel

Children's Pool Beach

La Jolla Shores

Things to Do

There’s plenty of sunshine and things to do in the golden village of La Jolla. Hike the tree-surrounded trails and beautiful canyons in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, or play a few holes at the Torrey Pines Golf Course that sits on top of stunning coastal cliffs. La Jolla Cove is a must for the views. For those interested in the arts, catch a play at the La Jolla Playhouse or take in an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

The area is also known for its one-of-a-kind festivals and events. La Jolla Concours D’ Elegance is a luxury and classic car show that happens every year. La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival was the first of its kind founded in North America, and it happens right here in La Jolla. 

The Farmers Insurance Open is the iconic professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour that passes through town. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival has some of the finest and most diverse art you’ll see in the area (plus wine!).

Schools

La Jolla’s public school district, the San Diego Unified School District, has several highly rated schools and educational facilities of note, including:
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  • Bird Rock Elementary School, Public, K-5
  • La Jolla Elementary School, Public, K-5
  • Muirlands Middle School, Public, 6-8
  • La Jolla High School, Public, 9-12
  • The Bishop’s School, Private, 6-12

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 Another Mother's Cookies, Custom Shirts of La Jolla, and Anything Is Possible Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.59 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.49 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.17 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.22 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.37 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.76 miles 35 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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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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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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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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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.
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