Welcome to paradise. With a seven-mile stretch of coastline property, known as one of the most upper-class communities in the United States, and located only 15 minutes north of downtown San Diego, La Jolla has without a doubt earned a prestige for being a city in its particular right.
The community possesses excellent beaches, distinguished art galleries, and Parks, etc. Moreover, this coastline area has one of the world-renown research institutions, for example, the Salk Institute.
La Jolla Uniqueness
La Jolla (“The Jewel” in Spanish), is home to some of Southern California’s loveliest beaches, the community is considered by many as America’s Finest City jewel. The community characterized by steep canyons, rugged ocean bluffs and hillsides culminating at Mount Soledad. The community has been the most loved destination for vacation since 1980 due to its Parks and attractions, events, dining, shopping, a wide variety of hotels, and exceptional weather.
Because of its significance as a destination for visitors, the California Coastal Act has classified the community as regional and statewide significance unique community. La Jolla covers around 5,700 acres of land with 32,000 residents. The community holds its particular civic pride and small-town character while remaining a part of San Diego city. La Jolla is home to;
- San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art
- University of California, San Diego
- Stephen Birch Aquarium
- Scripps Institution of Oceanography
- Area:403 square miles
- Occupying 7 miles’ coastline (along the Pacific Ocean within the limits of the northern city)
- 5,700 acres of land
- Two hours driving south of Los Angeles
- Seaside community within the town of San Diego, California
- 15 minutes north of downtown San Diego
The weather in La Jolla is excellent: Sunshine, throughout the entire year. Just like San Diego, La Jolla benefits from a mild, sunny Mediterranean atmosphere that is temperate consistently. The average high temperature remains between the mid-60s and mid-70s, with warmest months being August and September. The lows are from the mid-60s down to the 50s, with the coldest monthly averages in December.
- Heating Cost Index — 92.32
- Cooling Cost Index — 92.32
- Annual Average Temperature — 64.1 °F
- Average Annual Precipitation — 12.71 inches
- Average Annual Snowfall — 0.00 inches
- Annual Average Humidity — 80.50%
- Annual Average Wind Speed — 7.42 mph
- Highest monthly average temperature for August — 71 degrees
- Lowest monthly average temperature for December — 56 degrees
- Monthly precipitation — 2.4 inches (occurs in February)
- Air quality index — 22% (worse than the national average).
- Pollution index — 798% (worse than the national average)
La Jolla average temperature is 64.11°F, which is higher than the average temperature of California (61.17°F) and is considerably higher than the average U.S temperature of 54.45°F.
- Population — 32,000
- Population density (sq. mi) — 3,205
- Median age — 48.6
- Male/Female ratio — 0.9:1
- Married (15yrs & older) — n/a
- Speak English — n/a
- Speak Spanish — n/a
- Population density is — 22% (lower than San Diego)
- Median age — 43% (higher than San Diego).
- Caucasian — 88.92%
- African American — 0.44%
- Asian — 6.44%
- Native American — 0.16%
- Native Hawaiian — 0.04%
- Mixed race — 2.22%
- Other race — 1.77%
- Hispanic — 29.5%
Occupational Employment and Average Income
- Income per capita — $75,180
- Median household income — $114,679
- Median income owner occupied — $0
- Median income renter occupied — $0
- Median earnings male — $87,346
- Median earnings female — $48,350
- Unemployment rate — 3.0%
- Poverty level — n/a
- Income per capita — 163% (higher than the U.S average)
- Median household income — 114% (higher than the U.S average)
- Male Median earnings — 41% (higher than female median earnings)
- Unemployment rate — 49% (lower than the national average)
- Poverty level is equal to the national average
- Average people per household — 2.3
- Owner occupied households — 65.6%
- Renter occupied households — 34.4%
- Median home price — 427% (higher than the national average)
- Median rent asked — 81% (higher than the national average)
- Average number of people per household — 11% lower than U.S average
- Owner occupied households — 2% higher than the U.S average
- Renter occupied households — 3% lower than U.S average
Public Elementary Schools
Public Middle School
Public High School
Private & Niche Schools
- The Bishop’s School (Middle School)
- La Jolla Country Day (Pre-K – High School)
- The Children’s School (Pre-K – 8th)
- Stella Maris Academy (K – 8th)
- The Evans School (K – 6th)
- The Gillispie School ( Pre-K – Elementary)
- San Diego French American School
- Montessori School of La Jolla (Pre-K & Kindergarten)
- Southern California Yeshiva High School (High-school)
- The Preuss School (College-preparatory charter school)
- Beth Montessori At Bethel (Pre-K through Kindergarten)
- All Hallows Academy (K – 8th)
Shopping, Restaurants, and Parks
La Jolla Village shops — The shops dependably have something new to explore. Stores opening like Philz Coffee, The Melt, and Snooze are just the beginning. Initially constructed in 1979, La Jolla Village shops have gotten a whole makeover. You’ll certainly like these charming shops and stop by again after your first visit.
The Cottage La Jolla — With al fresco dining, the Cottage La Jolla is a satisfying place that won’t disappoint. You can spend time idly observing people while enjoying Capellini Crabcakes. You’ll know why La Jolla Village News readers were given Readers’ Choice Award. In case you’re a cooking enthusiast on the chase for some natural fare, you can just visit Whole Foods Market, bring home a few products, and prepared something wonderful for yourself.
Tasende Gallery — If you are looking to improve your knowledge about culture, have a go at making an appearance at the Tasende Gallery. You’ll see something other than abstract paintings. Truth be told, you’ll see amazing sculptures and take in a couple of various mediums, for example, aluminum paint and ink on paper. It’s simply the ideal boutique gallery to give yourself a bit of refinement afternoon.
Villa La Jolla Park — Each weekend mornings are for you to spend time with your family at Villa La Jolla Park. Take the little ones to the play playground while you explore around the parks. It’s an ideal approach to take in the community’s picturesque beauty!
Other Attractions in La Jolla includes;
- Children’s Pool (Beach in La Jolla)
- Cave Store ( Cave in La Jolla)
- Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
- Birch Aquarium at Scripps
- Athenaeum (Library in La Jolla)
- San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological (Diving in La Jolla)
- La Jolla Historical Society (Museum in La Jolla)
- Salk Institute (Architecture in La Jolla)
- La Jolla Recreation Center
- Bishop’s School (Historic Building in La Jolla)
Visitors and residents enjoy the eclectic downtown area for its jewelry stores, boutiques, fine dining, and lodging. Some popular locales are Prospect Street and Girard Avenue for retail and restaurant options.
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has a permanent collection of more than 3,500 post-1950 American and European works of art.
Before the turn of the century, La Jolla was a resort area and by 1900, it included 100 buildings and 350 residents. Current records show the population in La Jolla to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 50,000.
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