The luxurious seaside resort community of La Jolla is located in Southern California’s San Diego County and occupies seven miles of glorious coastline along the majestic Pacific Ocean. Although La Jolla is home to almost 43,000 people, the city has retained its own, unique small-town atmosphere as well as its own sense of local pride. Renown for its rugged coastline of ocean bluffs and sandy beaches, steep canyons, and the hillsides of Mount Soledad, La Jolla has become one of the most coveted residential destinations in the region.
Located only twelve miles from downtown San Diego and forty miles south of Orange County, La Jolla and its residents enjoy beautiful weather year round, as evidenced by the area’s average daily temperature of 70.5 degrees. This nice weather has also transformed parts of La Jolla into a tourist hotspot. Because of the city’s relatively wealthy population, La Jolla has also become known for its elite shopping and dining, upscale boutiques, foreign brand boutiques, and gourmet restaurants. The most well-known promenade is Prospect Street, lined with dozens of these desirable outlets. Besides the wonderful shopping and entertainment, La Jolla is also home to the second largest concentration of biotechnology companies in the nation.
Education is an important consideration in La Jolla. In fact, the University of California at San Diego, the Salk Institute, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography are all located in La Jolla. Due to the nature of the community, a large portion of the area’s students attend private schools and college preparatory academies. However, the area is also covered by the San Diego City Schools District that operates an exceptional curriculum for students K-12 in La Jolla.
Beach life is part of everyday life in La Jolla. Some of the more popular sandy beaches that dot the local coastline include La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Shores, Black’s Beach, Windansea Beach, and Wipeout Beach. The Torrey Pines Golf Course, host of a number of PGA events, is located in La Jolla at the foot of steep cliffs and near some of La Jolla’s famous coastline. The beach is so popular that it is mentioned in the legendary Beach Boys song, “Sufin USA.”
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