About the Area
The La Jolla Village, often referred to as “The Village” is the downtown coastal area and birthplace of La Jolla, where tourists flock from around the world. This neighborhood is both business and residential. La Jolla Village is a world renowned place were you will find fine dining, art galleries, shops, cafes, site-seeing, schools, jewelry stores, schoolsl, La Jolla Women’s Club, cafes, high end boutiques, a Sunday farmer’s market, movie theatres, The La Valencia Hotel, seals lounging in the sun, and more! The Village was one of the first residential areas developed in the early 1900’s when La Jolla was first conceived. Torrey Pines Road was only two lanes that led to the ocean and Virginia Way and Park Row were the streets where residences were first built. Homes in The Village come in all shapes, sizes, and prices. Homes that were once little beach cottages have now been rebuilt into grand homes in Cape Code, Spanish, Mediterranean and Tudor style, although these beach cottage type homes still exist! A majority of the residences in the Village are condos, from cozy to luxury ocean front. Homes in the Village are more expensive than comparables in other La Jolla Neighborhoods because of its location. The Village is a delightful place to live, and envy- worth to the world. Residents who live in The Village have everything they need-close proximity to the 5 freeway, beautiful beaches, and an endless amount of activities to enjoy! Children who live here will attend La Jolla Elementary, Muirlands Middle school and La Jolla High School, and can walk or bike to school. There are also many great private schools in La Jolla. 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. Bishop’s School is actually located in the Village, on La Jolla Boulevard and is one of the best private schools in the country.