La Jolla

La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park offer fantastic beach views as well as wildlife sightings of sea lions.

Welcome to La Jolla

Hotels

  • Lodge at Torrey Pines (5-star hotel)
  • Grande Colonial (4-star hotel)
  • La Valencia Hotel (4-star hotel)
  • Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa (4-star hotel)

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​​​​​​​Parks and Nature

  • La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park offer fantastic beach views as well as wildlife sightings of sea lions. The Torrey Pines State Reserve offers a hike through cliffs towards a fantastic beach view. Stop by Windansea beach or take a kayak tour of La Jolla Cove to enjoy some of the most memorable sights San Diego has to offer.


Restaurants

  • La Jolla offers many wonderful dining options, with a variety of different cuisines. Catania offers Italian food and wood-fired pizzas with spectacular views of the ocean from their rooftop dining. The Marine Room offers fresh seafood and French cuisine along with oceanfront views. Puesto La Jolla offers an artisan take on tacos, bowls, and salads along with lots of other traditional Mexican food options.
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  • Team Favorites:
    • Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
    • George’s at the Cove
    • Piatti
    • The Med
    • Duke’s La Jolla


​​​​​​​Shopping

  • The Westfield UTC Mall contains a renovated supply of luxury options such as Tiffany & Co. and Hermes, as well as some other popular stores such as Lululemon, Anthropology, and Sephora. 
  • The Shops at La Jolla Village contain beauty stores and salons as well as many restaurants and food options.


Nightlife

  • There is no shortage of things to do in La Jolla at night. Catch a sunset over at the beach and then stroll around the Village. Stop by The Comedy Store and catch a comedy show, or visit The Lot for a luxury cinematic experience. Partake in some live music and get cocktails at a nearby bar or tavern.


​​​​​​​Schools

  • Montessori School of La Jolla (Private, grades pre K-K)
  • Beth Montessori at Bethel (Private, grades pre K-K)
  • The Gillispie School (Private, grades pre K-6)
  • The Children’s School (Private, grades pre K-8)
  • San Diego French American School (Private, grades pre K-8)
  • La Jolla Country Day (Private, grades pre K-12)
  • Bird Rock Elementary School (Public, grades K-5)
  • La Jolla Elementary School (Public, grades K-5)
  • Torrey Pines Elementary School (Public, grades K-5)
  • The Evans School (Private, grades K-6)
  • Stella Maris Academy (Private, grades K-8)
  • All Hallows Academy (Private, grades K-8)
  • Muirlands Middle School (Public, grades 6-8)
  • The Bishop’s School (Private, grades 6-12)
  • The Preuss School (Private, grades 6-12)
  • La Jolla High School (Public, grades 9-12)
  • Southern California Yeshiva High School (Private, grades 9-12)

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Overview for La Jolla, CA

37,474 people live in La Jolla, where the median age is 45 and the average individual income is $86,671. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

37,474

Total Population

45 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$86,671

Average individual Income

Around La Jolla, CA

There's plenty to do around La Jolla, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

70
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
73
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
32
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Chesa Kusina, Pallet to Palate, and Tranquil Tree Yoga.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.59 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.96 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.07 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.34 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.6 miles 39 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for La Jolla, CA

La Jolla has 16,299 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in La Jolla do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 37,474 people call La Jolla home. The population density is 7,114.893 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

37,474

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

45

Median Age

50.95 / 49.05%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
16,299

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$86,671

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
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Schools in La Jolla, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby La Jolla. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Montessori Institute Of San Diego Child House
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
La Jolla Country Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
La Jolla Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Torrey Pines Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
The Gillispie School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Stella Maris Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
All Hallows Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
San Diego French American School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
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