La Jolla is a beach community along the coast inside the San Diego city limits. It lies between Del Mar and Pacific Beach. Most of the community lies to the west of Interstate 5, which is where you can find some incredible condos. Pricing ranges from conservative along the interstate to rather expensive along the coast, and the area is one of the most prolific and popular in San Diego.
Why the Name La Jolla?
People shopping homes in this area often ask where the name came from because they are unable to find a translation from the Spanish words. There are a couple of conclusions drawn from the words. The Kumeyaay Indians were the early inhabitants of the land along the shore. They called their home “mat kulaaxuuy,” meaning “land of holes.”
It isn’t clear what part of the topography would have been considered to arrive at this name. Some people assume that caves along the shore might have been the origin because they appear as holes in the bluffs that are apparent from La Jolla Shores. Early Spanish settlers in the area may have begun to call it mistakenly La Jolla. There is also a theory that the Spanish named the area La Joya, which means the jewel. There is nothing to substantiate either claim.
One of the Most Popular Places in the U.S.
The one thing that is clear about this seaside community is that it remains a desirable place to live. This community maintaina its value and appeal. The median home price in La Jolla is around one million, and the only Rolls Royce dealership in the county of San Diego is located in La Jolla.
Historically, real estate values have maintained their growth because of the demand for housing. Second homebuyers look for condos in La Jolla because of the close proximity to downtown and the perfect year-round weather.
Galleries, boutiques, restaurants that are nationally recognized, and countless other attractions make La Jolla seem like a big city, but it retains a small town atmosphere. There is a prevalent nucleus of long time home and condo owners within the community, but like any community there is turnover.
“For Sale” signs are not allowed in certain areas, so to ease your search see below for available condos.
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