There are conflicting explanations for where the area got the name La Jolla, one widely cited theory is that it is a corruption of the Spanish phrase “la joya” which means “the jewel.” The community also bears the nickname Jewel City. Among the first inhabitants of the area were the Kumeyaay people. The community was mapped as pueblo land divided into 60 lots during the era of Mexican control of the lands. When California became a state La Jolla was incorporated as part of the city of San Diego in 1850. Developer Charles Dean bought a number of the pueblo lots and began sub-dividing them in 1870. In the 1880s developers Frank T. Botsford and George W. Heald joined in the developing the area. In the 1890s the railroad arrived in La Jolla connecting it to the rest of the city of San Diego and growth continued by leaps and bounds. Today this lively neighborhood is known for its affluent nature, and natural beauty.
This lively neighborhood is known for its affluent nature, and natural beauty.
The city is home to educational institutions such as University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Salk Institute, the headquarters of National University and the Scripps Research Institute. The community features a series of 11 murals by artists such as Julian Opie, John Baldessari and others. La Jolla has many attractions such as the Torrey Pines Golf Course, WindanSea Beach and a grand variety of boutiques, upscale restaurants and lodgings, jewelry stores, galleries and more. Homes for sale in the neighborhood are primarily of upper-middle class or higher design. Other housing options include upscale apartments, condominiums and town houses. Contact a local real estate agents today for help in your search for a place to call home in the lovely, bustling community of La Jolla. Read less –
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