One of the crown jewels of San Diego, La Jolla is a first class city with amazing seaside beauty. Along with its Downtown Village and its picturesque cove… gorgeous houses, luxurious hotels, amazing restaurants, high fashion and exotic cars fill the area. Certainly this is one of the prime locations of Southern California, just a short drive from downtown San Diego.
La Jolla’s Mediterranean climate is sunny and mild all year. The average high temperature ranges between the mid-60s and mid-70s. August and September are the warmest months while December is the coldest, where the lows range from the mid-60s down to the 50s.
La Jolla has almost no humidity and rain is also rare, averaging less than 10 inches of rainfall per year. The morning fog can be thick at times, but that’s about the worst part of the weather you’ll have to deal with!
Another active community, there are plenty of watersports and beaches. There are 18 golf courses within 10 miles and La Jolla is home to the famous Torrey Pines public golf course.
The city is surrounded on three sides by ocean bluffs and beaches. The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is here, along with the Salk Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Scripps Research Institute and many bio-engineering, medical practice and scientific research companies.
The Scripps La Jolla Hospital and Scripps Green Hospital are both here and there are 20 total hospitals within 14 miles of La Jolla including the VA San Diego Healthcare System.
Roughly 42,000 people live in La Jolla and houses here are in the upper-echelon in terms of price and luxury, with some of the highest prices in the nation. The median family income is much higher than average, $82,959 vs. the CA average of $53,025.
As of Jan 2016, the median sales home price was $1,032,500 based on 124 home sales, while the average listing price for La Jolla homes was $2,629,636 in Jan 2016 (source – Trulia.com)
Now we’ll take a look at the various retirement housing ideas in La Jolla, CA.
You may want to live in a condo in La Jolla CA with luxury retirement living at Pacific Regent if you are 62 years or older.
Live close to the UC San Diego for great learning opportunities – Find La Jolla homes for sale near UCSD here
Find a retirement home near the VA medical center in La Jolla, CA if you like to be near medical facilities.
You might also like to retire in single level detached homes or La Jolla condos with elevators or houses with a master bedroom on the first floor as shown below.
Where to retire in La Jolla, CA?
Here are Real Estate Ideas on Where to Retire in La Jolla, CA
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