About the Area
La Jolla Mesa is a smaller more exclusive, choice neighborhood of La Jolla bordering Pacific Beach and above Bird Rock on the Southwest side of Mount Soledad. Homes in La Jolla Mesa are mostly custom built beauties, in a wide array of architectures and styles and designs, sure to catch the eye of passerbyers. Homes in La Jolla Mesa range from $1.5-$6 million, with a few exceptions in the 10 million range, and on average sit on half acre lots. If a home with a view is important to you, look no further as many of the homes in the La Jolla Mesa neighborhood will have a stunning one. Residents relish in the unique southern views reaching past Mission Bay Pacific Beach and Downtown San Diego all the way to Mexico and the Coronado Islands. Because of this neighborhood’s location on Mount Soledad, residents here see more sunshine than other neighborhoods of La Jolla, which can actually get quite foggy and chilly in the winter months, as they are closer to the ocean. Even during the dreaded “May Gray” and “June Gloom” months to us spoiled San Diegans, you are sure to find sunshine in La Jolla Mesa all year long. Here, cars are the main method of transportation, and you are just a quick five minute drive from the many beaches, cafes, boutiques, surfing, dining and nightlife La Jolla and Pacific Beach have to offer. La Jolla Mesa is unique, in that there are only single family detached homes, many of which have zoning regulations for single story homes, in order to preserve the unobstructed, beautiful views. Children who grow up here will attend the public schools Bird Rock Elementary, La Jolla High School and Muirlands Middle School. There are also many great private schools in the neighborhood. Private school options for elementary school in La Jolla are All Hallows Academy, Children’s School, Evans School, Gillespie School, La Jolla Country Day, and Stella Maris. Private middle school options in La Jolla are Bishops, La Jolla Country Day and Stella Maris Academy. Private high schools in La Jolla include Bishop’s and La Jolla Country Day.