La Jolla

The Gem of San Diego County, and a Crown jewel of the Coastal Properties Worldwide, La Jolla is unique in its location, topography, vistas, quality, luxury, and intellectual diversity. For over 100 years, a magical gathering place for philanthropists, artists, scientists, academics, innovators, and more!

From La Jolla Farms to Bird Rock, I know these communities, enjoy them, and look forward to sharing them with you!


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The Farms

Seclusion, elegance, and privacy. Renowned architectural properties on larger estates, many with unparalleled ocean and canyon views, walking distance to the UC San Diego Campus, Scripps Clinic, Blacks Beach, The Salk Institute, The Glider Port, and of course, the Torrey Pines Golf Course.


The Shores

Popularized and settled during the 1920s, the Shores Community has prospered and grown from its cottage days into a place of estates and seaside quiet. Still sporting its own little main street, complete with shops, restaurants, and a grocer, the shorefront and beach areas near the park buzzes with sunlight activity from May to October. Up above, larger properties may offer more views, innovative design, and privacy.


The Village

Once a fabled artists' colony, and home to the Scripps Family, more than a 100 years of CEOs, dignitaries, numerous painters and poets, even Dr. Seuss and John Steinbeck, it's easy to imagine why they came and extended their stays. Numerous fine dining opportunities, high-quality museums, art dealers, bookstores, and top hotels await visitors, as well as tidbits of disappearing seaside cottages, while high-rises offer more views to more people. To know the village in one year is not to know it forever. Like the ocean which surrounds her, she is, forever changing, and therefore, eternally interesting. Perks: This is the very heart of La Jolla, the sun which all other parts orbit. To live in La Jolla can be to wonder why anyone lives or goes anywhere else, and yet locals and newcomers alike seem well-lined, well-educated, and well-travelled. The Village is a good place to recount recent adventures and chart a course for new ones.


The Country Club

If you are used to Exclusivity with access, and VIP passes are a must to enjoy concerts, tournaments, or simply security, you will love the feel Country Club Environment. Sporting chic and style without being as withdrawn either Mount Soledad or the Farms, Country Clubbers get to be in it, near it, around it, but still have the exclusive privacy of their estates for retreat and rejuvenate.


Mount Soledad

Changes with the light of the day and the seasons.

To the Northwest, views of the Shores and Village await, amid the shade of winter and the brightness of summer. Numerous cement roads of various widths and steepness crisscross like a San Diegan ode to a European Riviera. Architectural styles vary from lot to lot as renovations express the evolving outlooks and needs of the owners.

From the Top, Descending Southward towards the MESA, vast estates evolve, with a nod to Mid-Century Modern, that era being the hey-day of when many of the original homes were constructed. Some Buyers look for tear down opportunities with large lots for sports courts, pools, and guest homes. Others look to live simply and restore structures to their bygone glory.

The Southern entrance connects La Jolla to Pacific Beach, via the 5 freeway, Ingraham, and Turquoise Street. Views and lots are vast and varied along every crag and canyon. Some new communities have even sprouted up recently. One comes to mind with a gated entry and permitted plans...

The Western face, also known as Muirlands, sits above WindanSea, just South of the Country Club, and has access to numerous areas via Nautilus. Here, Renowned Architects have consistently demonstrated their talents for over 70 years, and storied estates of taste and design await the discerning buyer.



A famous Beach, a famous Surf Club, a remarkable topography and history. The name says it all. Where Wind meets Sea, and San Diego Casual Elegance  Dances along shores of natural Riviera beauty. From Pearl Street to Palomar, Windan's neighborhoods vary from coastal care facilities and condominiums, to Tudor and surf cottages, apartments, AND Seaside Villas. Additional Perks: Windan has its own little restaurants, markets, and a few boutiques. Both the High School and Junior High are located above, off Nautilus. Also offers some proximity to the Village.


La Jolla Hermosa

Hermosa, meaning beautiful in Spanish, is an understatement. A luxurious favorite, yet ever changing. I've been fortunate to call this neighborhood home. Take a walk from Big Rock to Bird Rock and you will see what I mean by fortunate. Nearly every estate feels like its own work of art, which is not easy, because oceanfront demands responsible upkeep, and while many properties are "extra" homes of their owners, they look amazing, occupied or otherwise. Perks: walking distance to both WindanSea and Birdrock restaurants and beaches.



Once perceived as the scrappy little brother of the Windan and PB Communities, Bird Rock has really come into its own, for more than a few reasons: 1) land is scarce, and there is no NEW La Jolla, 2) It is convenient for entry and egress to a number of communities, 3) it offers its own delightful coastal geography, and 4) it has something for everyone. Popular with bootleggers and smugglers during Prohibition, like other parts of La Jolla and North County, Bird Rock's settlers were creative, out-of-the-box thinkers. Today, Old Time Main Street Style means Modern Coastal Chic. From Camino de la Costa to PB Point, Birdrock bustles with families, surfers, yoga, dance, and music studios; coffee, breweries, and gourmet eateries. No need to leave on the 4th and deal with traffic. Put your dog in a Radio Flyer wagon with a red-white-and-blue ribbon and join the Historical Beaumont Parade, where neighbors show their jubilant love for the USA with charming flags and traditional bunting. Perks: Rugged coastal beauty, walkability, small town vibe, and proximity to PB, and Mission Bay.  



Technically the North Side of PB, I am including a quick blurb here because so many Birdrock, Riviera, Mesa, and Soledad residents will venture south, either for nightlife, gasoline, or the famed French Gourmet. Turquoise Street is the place for nightlife and casual dining, while Tourmaline is the gateway to PB (Pacific Beach) and a louder, youthful, and more frequently touristy version of Coastal San Diego. While visitors to La Jolla often try to fit in, visitors to PB are more apt to go all out. Popular with renters from their late teens to early 40s, this area is rich with investment opportunities, and vintage surf culture.

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
Car is needed
It's walkable to grocery stores
It's walkable to restaurant
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Great nightlife
Beach life
Walking / Hiking trails
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