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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  10. Health & Fitness
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La Jolla is a neighborhood in San Diego, California with a population of 33,007. La Jolla is in San Diego County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in La Jolla offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In La Jolla there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in La Jolla and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in La Jolla are highly rated.
About La Jolla...
Population
33,007

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,382,237
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,422
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    9
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    74
    500
  • Theft
    87
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$134,330
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Can't beat the beach being your backyard, and how contained La Jolla is as a whole. You can find most daily necessities well within the perimeter of the town - yummy dining, tasty coffee, groceries, excellent exercise possibilities - as well as more niche things like tide pools, surfing, dancing, and community centers. You can visit renowned museums as well!
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La Jolla is a very nice environment for families in general. I used to live in a town south of Paris and moved to La Jolla when I was seven and have been living there ever since. I am a very outdoor person and La Jolla fulfills this for me. The beaches are easily accessible for everyone and kept clean. La Jolla basically anything you can think of, from restaurants with cuisine from all around the world, to sports club, to salons...etc. The only thing that tends to be a little far are concerts; either they are in downtown San Diego (usually +18) or they are in Chula Vista (30 mins away). Oh and I almost forgot the weekly farmers market that is held every Sunday all year long!
I really love La Jolla neighborhood. There are a lot of good places to eat, spend time and have fun here!. The beach is just beautiful and so are the views. It is true that the traffic time may exceed sometime during the day but it is not that bad and it keeps going. I am so glad that I made the decision of moving in here during my first college year. As an international student, my parents couldn't be more relaxed about the fact that I was very far away from home and nobody by my side. La Jolla is just perfect!