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Overview of La Jolla

Located 14 miles north of San Diego, the seaside city of La Jolla, Calif., is a great place to call home. With a unique atmosphere combining SoCal fun and the classic elegance of a fancy resort, La Jolla is one of the country's most affluent communities. Search for La Jolla apartments for rent, and join approximately 29,000 residents who live a very high quality of life on the Pacific coast.

Living in La Jolla, CA

Frank Botsford purchased coastal land north of San Diego in 1886 and was so overcome with its magnificence that he named it La Jolla after the Spanish word for "the jewel." Tourism became the economic base of the community in the early 20th century, as architecture ranging from the elegant Hacienda style to mid-century ranch housing was constructed in town.

Today, La Jolla is no longer the sleepy village it once was. Known as one of the most beautiful places in California, La Jolla features designer homes, noteworthy residents and quiet neighborhood streets. The city has many lucrative business and educational opportunities available at the University of California, San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, among others. Local residents enjoy the best aspects of high culture and luxury with gourmet food, shimmering ocean views and pristine landscapes. Apartments in La Jolla are home to people of all ages who enjoy the beautiful weather and relaxed lifestyle of southern California.

La Jolla Attractions and Special Events

As La Jolla is primarily a seaside community, most of the city's attractions revolve around the ocean. Beaches aside, the Birch Aquarium allows visitors to experience the depths of the ocean up close. The aquarium has exhibits on live coral reefs, seahorses, kelp forests, climate change, living tide pools, boundless energy and the favorite Shark Reef and Hall of Fishes. La Jolla is home to a branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and its exquisite exhibits. Visitors can take a guided tour or peruse the gallery at their own pace. The city also hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year, including the La Jolla Festival of the Arts and La Jolla Art & Wine Festival.

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