Are you on the hunt for that next dream home in the La Jolla area? If so, you’ll find that there are a number of communities and neighborhoods around La Jolla, each with their own amenities and character. Below we’ll explore a few communities that are within a short distance to La Jolla or San Diego that you should definitely consider as you begin your real estate search.
Encinitas: Enjoy Quiet Coastal Beauty in This Town of “Little Oaks”
Found about a dozen miles up the coast from La Jolla is the vibrant beach city of Encinitas. This community is similar to La Jolla in many ways, with a mix of real estate options ranging from beachside condos to large luxurious houses. Many of the local residents live in Encinitas – which has a population of about 60,000 residents – as they enjoy the slower pace of a smaller city while still having the cultural amenities, restaurants and shops found in a city of this size. The natural beauty of the area is also a major draw, as the area is home to the San Diego Botanic Gardens as well as a great mix of coastal bluffs and sandy beaches that are perfect sunset strolls.
Bay Park: A Peaceful San Diego Suburb with Breathtaking Views
Travel just east of Mission Bay and you’ll find yourself in the community of Bay Park, a hilly San Diego suburb with incredible views of the bay and of various other local communities such as Old Town and Linda Vista. The area is popular with professionals and others who enjoy the short commute into the city’s core while still keeping the beach within arm’s reach, and with families as there are a number of quality schools within walking distance. With at least a few dozen homes on the market at any given time you’re sure to find a few suitable options in Bay Park.
Cardiff-by-the-Sea: the Classic Southern California Beach Town
Nestled along the coastline just west of Encinitas is the lovely community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, named after the Welsh city in 1911 by one of the area’s first residents. This small beach town has a population of about 12,000 and is perfect for those who want to enjoy a quieter community that has excellent beaches and a pounding surf. Cardiff-by-the-Sea is very popular with professional surfers, and on any given day you’ll be able to cruise by “The Reef” to see a few of them riding the waves. Nature lovers will also enjoy the town’s 900-acre ecological reserve. You’ll find a mix of houses and condos on the market here – be sure to explore our property listings to see some of the incredible views.
The communities listed above are just a few of the welcoming areas in and around La Jolla. For more information about real estate opportunities in the area, contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties at (858) 405-4004 or by email on our contact form and we’ll be happy to assist.