La Jolla is one of my favorite coastal communities in San Diego. Starting just north of Pacific Beach it runs up through Torrey Pines State Reserve and ends below Del Mar. Real estate prices are steep and the community is difficult to get into and out of during high traffic times.
High end shops in the Village, La Jolla sea caves, Scripps Institute, and spectacular views make it world famous.
Check out what Wikipedia has to say about La Jolla which is actually part of San Diego.
La Jolla (pronounced /ləˈhɔɪ.ə/ lə-HOY-ə) is an upscale, hilly seaside resort community, occupying 7 miles (11 km) of curving coastline along the Pacific Ocean in Southern California within the northern city limits of San Diego, California. The 2004 estimated population was 42,808. La Jolla is surrounded on three sides by ocean bluffs and beaches and is located 12 miles (19 km) north of Downtown San Diego, and 40 miles (64 km) south of Orange County California, The climate is mild, with an average daily temperature of 70.5 °F (21.4 °C) The economic engines of La Jolla are tourism, dining, and shopping.
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is located in La Jolla, as are the Salk Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the headquarters of National University.
Some of the unique communities within La Jolla are La Jolla Shores, Birdrock, and La Jolla Village. Home to some of the most expensive real estate in San Diego County it also offers smaller homes, condo’s and PUD’s, and homes located close in to the village.
Real estate signs are not allowed in La Jolla for the most part like Rancho Santa Fe. It is best to work with an agent that has local market knowledge as there are some areas that have geological challenges.