The jagged cliffs of this city by the sea don't scare away residents of La Jolla apartments, or restaurant owners or visitors either! The beautiful landscape here makes it attractive to every person that drives along the pass into the city. As a seaside community with seven miles of oceanfront it has comfortable southern California weather year round. Designated as a resort town by some, it is certainly a popular destination for both vacationers and residents alike. It is bordered on three sides by ocean bluffs and beaches, and is laid out nicely with a lovely ocean drive as well as a main drive, La Jolla Blvd., along which many specialty shops and restaurants are located.
Whether you were born to shop or born to be outdoors, people who live in La Jolla apartments hardly need to leave the city for there is so much to do here. The downtown area is noted for exceptional designer jewelry and clothing, as well as posh restaurants and hotels. For art lovers, not only are there many downtown galleries featuring work from local and international artists, it is also the site of the La Jolla branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Paintings, photographic art, sculpture, works on paper and video works are displayed here.
Seven public beaches, including a children's beach, La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores, as well as Black's Beach, a de facto nude beach are available for swimming, scuba, boating and surfing. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, also located on a beach is an incredible research and training facility which also features the Birch Aquarium. Here residents of La Jolla apartments can find out more about the ground-breaking work in an interesting and interactive way.
The Torrey Pines area of La Jolla is recognized for its quality golf course where a PGA event is held each January or February and was also home of the US Open in 2008. The Torrey Pines Gliderport is a specialty private-use airport designated for use by hang gliding, paragliding, radio-controlled model sailplanes and full-scale man carrying sailplanes.
If you're seeking higher education, the University of California, San Diego is actually located in the city limits of La Jolla. National University is also headquartered in La Jolla, although it has additional campuses in San Diego and around the country.
Located just ten miles north of San Diego and within 20 minutes of the San Diego airport, the population of La Jolla is around 43,000 people. Many opportunities for getting away from your La Jolla apartments exist, with the renowned Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo, the Wild Animal Park and many additional San Diego Beaches less than 20 minutes away.