La Jolla Community Info
La Jolla, one of the most affluent communities in the world, deserves its title “The Jewel.” This beach community is sited along seven miles of sandy beaches and rocky coastline, and combines the atmosphere of a southern European resort with the relaxed ambience of a California beach community. In the 1890s La Jolla began as an artist colony, and it has grown dramatically from 350 residents in 1900 to over 40,000 residents today. In addition to fine restaurants, hotels (including the historic La Valencia), art galleries, and luxury boutiques, La Jolla is home to several of San Diego’s key attractions: the Birch Aquarium, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Museum of Contemporary Art, the Athenaeum, La Jolla Playhouse, the Children’s Pool, UCSD and several iconic beaches: Scripps, Windansea, Blacks, and the Shores.
NEIGHBORHOOD TRIVIA: The favorable winds that sweep over the hills and cliffs overlooking La Jolla made it a preferred site for flying sailplanes. Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, learned to fly gliders at Mt. Soledad and Torrey Pines.