The beautiful coastal community of La Jolla is a resort area located in San Diego County, California along the Pacific Coast. La Jolla is a resort community that´s a vacationers and tourist paradise for people all over the world. It’s located approximately 12 miles from downtown San Diego and complete with beautiful beaches, scenic surrounding and local attractions, making owning La Jolla real estate an attractive investment. As one of San Diego’s most quaint beachfront communities with a total population around 29,000. La Jolla has become one of California’s most popular and well known resort towns. Within the 13.46 miles that make up La Jolla are rugged coastline, sandy beaches, hideaway caves, surrounding mountains as well as world class shopping and restaurants. La Jolla is a fabulous place to visit and an even better place to call home. La Jolla received its name after “la joya”, the Spanish word for jewel and although this is thought to only be legend, the residents of La Jolla think the description could not be closer to that of a rare and precious jewel. Boasting one of the most pleasant climates in the world (averaging in the low 70s) and some of the most famous beaches, La Jolla has become Southern California’s riviera. Carved out of La Jolla’s sandstone cliffs by centuries of wave impact and designated a underwater nature preserve, La Jolla Cove offers excellent swimming, beachcombing, and scuba diving. Windansea Beach is one of the top surfing breaks in California and was made popular by Tom Wolfe in his book The Pump House Gang. If you prefer to exercise on land, the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, La Jolla Country Club and renowned Torrey Pines Golf Club make La Jolla a sports heaven for any golfer or tennis player too. La Jolla is also home to some of the finest cultural centers in the United States, including the Museum of Contemporary Art and the La Jolla Playhouse, established by native Gregory Peck. The playhouse is located on the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), which is ranked second in the nation in biomedical and biomedical engineering programs making La Jolla a leading center for biomedical research. Just 7 miles to San Diego’s Downtown Gas Lamp District and its International Airport, La Jolla is definitely a jewel and to own a home in such a prime real estate location is a treasure.