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La Jolla's nickname is "Jewel City," the origin of which is still unknown to this day, despite extensive research by scholars. Besides being known as the "Jewel" of San Diego, La Jolla is one of the top beach destinations in Southern California. It's also known for its small-town vibe and village style featuring upscale amenities, plenty of natural beauty, and a variety of activities and attractions.

Cost of Living

The cost of living is significantly higher in La Jolla than in the city of San Diego, and housing is also much higher than the national average. Due to its prime location by the coastline, real estate in La Jolla can be very high, although condos with more accessible price point sporadically hit the market.


La Jolla offers various modes of public transportation, such as buses and trolleys operated by the Metropolitan Transit System. Nearby freeways include State Route 52 and Interstate 5.


La Jolla has several public, private, and charter schools. Several elementary schools, like La Jolla, Torrey Pines, and Del Mar Heights, have perfect scores from La Jolla High School, Torrey Pines High School, and University City High School also have perfect scores, joining. Muirlands Middle School also received well above average scores, making this one of the top school districts in California.

La Jolla is home to the University of California San Diego and National University. Research institutes include the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and the Scripps Research Institute.


La Jolla is known for its stunning beaches, which includes La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Cove, Blacks Beach, Windansea Beach, Children's Pool Beach, Torrey Pines State Beach, and Boomer Beach. Each beach offers its own unique characteristics that range from family-friendly spots to surfing havens. The Torrey Pines Golf Course is also a popular attraction in La Jolla thanks to the course's location atop cliffs towering above the Pacific Ocean as well as deep ravines and championship layout.

Its downtown area also attracts many locals and visitors, where you'll find boutique shopping, a variety of restaurants, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Some of the other attractions include the historic Scripps Institution of Oceanography, snorkeling with La Jolla leopard sharks, the home of the La Jolla Historical Society, Wisteria Cottage, the Grande Colonial Hotel, and Mt. Soledad Memorial, just to name a few.


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