About the Area
Upper Hermosa is located in Bird Rock, adjacent to Lower Hermosa. While these homes aren’t right on the water, residents are still extremely close and get to reap all the benefits of living by the beach. All residents have to do to walk long the coast and watch the sun set over the surf from the beaches and viewpoints in Lower Hermosa, is cross La Jolla boulevard. Homes here are less expensive than Lower Hermosa, ranging from about $2.5-$5 Millon. Upper Hermosa is a great place to raise a family. People know to drive extra slow through the streets of Upper Hermosa, as you can always find kids playing and balls rolling. Upper heroma is a tight-knit and charming community, where everyone knows their neighbors. Kids from all over San Diego come to Upper Hermosa to go trick or treating on Halloween, you will see the streets in a sea of children where every home is passing out candy. There is an Iconic Fourth of July Parade every year, which is part of the Murfey Family Legacy and it has been going for 39 years strong. Another hidden gem about the neighborhood is the bike path. It starts on Via Del Norte and meanders up to Nautilus. Here you will find smiling residents walking their dogs, biking, or playing with their kids at The Methodist Church playground. You can find ranch style, Cape Cod and Mediterranean type homes all with a classic, coastal Southern California vibe. As you climb the streets, some homes will have peak to expansive ocean views. Children who grow up here will attend Bird Rock Elementary, La Jolla High School and Muirlands Middle School and can walk or bike to 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.