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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
La Jolla is a neighborhood in San Diego, California with a population of 29,090. 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 dense 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
29,090

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,501,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,537
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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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
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    74.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    86.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$145,677
National
$55,322
Families with Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    41%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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La Jolla Reviews

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La Jolla is a very pleasant neighbourhood, perhaps the most agreeable I have ever lived in. The ocean is very close and almost all around you. It has an almost tropical feeling, somewhat similar to the West Indies or Caribbean Mexico. The people are mostly nice, but you have to know them a bit first before they start being friendly. Great location and weather all year round!
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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!
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!