Just before the beginning of the 20th century, La Jolla extended its railroad, which greatly increased the areas ability to grow. It was
at this time that real estate developers began to take an interest in the coastal region and began building resorts and developing
properties. The first result was the La Jolla Park Hotel which opened in 1893 and had over eighty rooms available for visitors. The hotel was not very
successful and burned down a few years later.
The first homes developed in La Jolla were along Girard Avenue and Prospect Street.
One of La Jolla's biggest contributors was Ellen Browning Scripps, who's gifts include such La Jolla landmarks as the Scripps Institue of Oceanography and the
Ellen Browning Scripps Park.
Beaches of La Jolla
La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Shores
Modern day La Jolla has over 40,000 residents spread throughout its neighborhoods (La Jolla Heights, Hidden Valley,
Country Club, Village of La Jolla, Beach-Barber Tract, Lower Hermosa, Upper Hermosa, Bird Rock, Muirlands, La Jolla Mesa,
La Jolla Alta, Soledad South, Bird Rock, Windansea,
The Village of La Jolla , La Jolla Shores,
La Jolla Farms, Torrey Pines, Mount Soledad and La Jolla Village). The
real estate in La Jolla is some of the most valued in the
country, with a vast array of
& condos. More information can be found on the
real estate blog.
La Jolla High School (Public)
The higher standards of living in La Jolla are matched by it educational facilities. Prep schools include, La Jolla Country Day School,
La Jolla High School, The Preuss School USCD and The Bishop's School. It is also home to the University of California, San Diego, which includes,
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, also UCSD is the Scripps Research Institute and the Salk Institute.
Ratt guitarists Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini attended high school in La Jolla.