La Jolla gives the impression that it is a separate incorporated city, even though it is part of the City of San Diego. It’s well known for its high-end shopping and dining, with upscale boutiques, stores, and gourmet restaurants in downtown La Jolla.
The community's border starts at Pacific Beach to the south and extends along the Pacific Ocean shore north to include Torrey Pines State Reserve ending at Del Mar, California. Well-known areas include: Bird Rock, Windansea Beach, La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Farms, Torrey Pines, and Mount Soledad.
What Staff are Saying:
- Staff reported they liked this community’s accessibility to coffee houses and cafes; it has good K-12 schools; and its access to grocery stores, pharmacies and farmers markets.
- Staff felt this community was lacking in nightlife, free parking, and bike friendliness.
- “I like being close to work and not having a long commute. I also like being within walking distance of Trader Joe's, Peet's Coffee, movie theaters, ATMs, etc.”
- “Ability to walk to work”
- “Avoid freeways”
- “Proximity to beach and Torrey Pines State Park. Availability of UCSD shuttle buses”
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