La Jolla

Welcome to La Jolla

A jewel by the sea, where luxury meets natural beauty
 
La Jolla, often referred to as "the jewel" of Southern California, is a picturesque neighborhood known for its stunning coastal views, upscale lifestyle, and vibrant community spirit. Nestled between rolling hillsides and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, La Jolla offers a unique blend of natural beauty, sophisticated charm, and a rich cultural scene. The area is renowned for its beautiful beaches, world-class dining, and exclusive shopping options, making it a premier destination for those seeking a luxurious coastal lifestyle.
 
The heart of La Jolla is its bustling downtown village area, where locals and visitors alike can enjoy a variety of shops, restaurants, and galleries. The neighborhood boasts a diverse array of architectural styles, from historic cottages to modern mansions, reflecting its long and storied history. With its walkable streets, stunning oceanfront properties, and a community focused on preserving the beauty and integrity of the area, La Jolla offers an unparalleled living experience.
 

What to Love

  • Spectacular ocean views and beautiful beaches
  • Exclusive, upscale community with a vibrant cultural scene
  • Luxurious shopping and world-class dining
  • Walkable downtown village area

Local Lifestyle

La Jolla's lifestyle is characterized by its laid-back elegance and commitment to outdoor living. Residents take full advantage of the neighborhood's natural offerings, from kayaking and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of La Jolla Cove to hiking the trails of Torrey Pines State Beach. The community is active and engaged, with a strong emphasis on arts, culture, and education. Living in La Jolla means being part of a sophisticated yet relaxed community that values beauty, comfort, and a high quality of life.
 

Dining and Shopping

Dining in La Jolla is an epicurean's delight, with options ranging from casual seaside eateries to gourmet restaurants. George's at The Cove is a local favorite, offering innovative California cuisine and spectacular ocean views. The Marine Room provides a more intimate dining experience, with its location right on the beach offering a dramatic backdrop for its exquisite seafood dishes. For those seeking a unique culinary experience, the variety and quality of La Jolla's restaurants are unmatched.
 
Shopping in La Jolla ranges from high-end boutiques at The Shops at La Jolla Village to the trendy retailers of Westfield UTC. The downtown village area is home to a variety of stores, offering everything from designer fashion to local artisan goods. Whether you're looking for luxury brands or unique finds, La Jolla's shopping scene caters to all tastes and preferences.
 

Things to Do

La Jolla is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in California, including La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Cove, and the secluded Blacks Beach. These spots allow residents and visitors to enjoy the sun, surf, and sand in a breathtaking setting. For those interested in marine life, La Jolla Cove is a popular destination for snorkeling and diving, offering a chance to explore the abundant sea life in the protected waters of the cove.
 
Cultural and recreational activities abound in La Jolla. The neighborhood hosts numerous festivals and events annually, drawing crowds across the region. Art lovers will appreciate the vibrant local art scene, with galleries and events showcasing the work of both local and international artists. For outdoor enthusiasts, the rolling hillsides and scenic trails provide endless opportunities for exploration and adventure.

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 Middle of Muir, Tilcia Pilates Studios, and 3 Dimensional Healing.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 1.63 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.94 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.09 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.88 miles 29 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.75 miles 14 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

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

75+:

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

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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