March 2016

There are 6 blog entries for March 2016.

A woman reading a book by the water

Artists and writers have been drawn to homes in La Jolla for a very long time. After its establishment in 1894, La Jolla’s Green Dragon Art Colony brought writers, musicians, painters and architects from all over the country to the Jewel. It appears that gorgeous weather and tranquil surroundings are still making talented artists and writers gravitate toward La Jolla real estate.

The Jewel resonates with authors in a way that few other places can. In fact, it is believed that L. Frank Baum, author of the “Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” modeled some of his story settings after places in La Jolla.

Over the years, screenwriters, novelists and children’s book authors have penned stories from La Jolla that have captured the world’s attention and made us fall

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A home's front door ajar with antique keys inserted

La Jolla Alta real estate is seated in an ideal location on the southern slopes of Mt. Soledad that offers picturesque canyon, bay and city lights views. The scenic community is near Pacific Beach and Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park, a lovely 79-acre park with a playground and a mile-long hiking trail. La Jolla Alta is known for its spacious homes and generous properties and is undoubtedly worthy of a closer look.

Living in La Jolla Alta homes

La Jolla Alta holds several smaller communities that are adorned with exquisite homes surrounded by beautiful landscaping. There are approximately 600 homes seated within the communities of Crystal Bay, Emerald Cove, El Dorado and Ventana, each of which enjoys access to a wealth of noteworthy amenities.

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Alvarado House in Del Mar
“Alvarado House” by SD Dirk is licensed under CC BY 2.0

One of the oldest structures in Del Mar is the historic Alvarado House. According to articles in both the Del Mar Times and The San Diego Union-Tribune, the Del Mar Historical Society aims to have the historic home relocated from its current placement at the Del Mar Fairgrounds to a new location within the city's planned civic center along Camino Del Mar.

History of the Alvarado House

The Del Mar Historical Society has maintained the Alvarado House and shared its story with the public since the mid 1980’s. Their website states that the historic home was built in 1885, the same year that the town was founded by Jacob Taylor. According to the Del Mar Times, the 600-square-foot home was

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View of purple flowers and oceanfront at La Jolla Shores

“La Jolla Shore” by Tim is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The latest edition of Emerging Trends in Real Estate, which predicts the factors that will shape the real estate market’s future, declared that San Diego’s real estate market was one to watch. In addition, a recent news story reported that San Diego's housing market is "on the rise." Some of the attributes that the San Diego market as a whole is displaying are also visible in the La Jolla real estate market, which is one of the top luxury markets in the country.

San Diego is a market to watch

Emerging Trends in Real Estate placed the San Diego real estate market at #16 on their list of “U.S. Markets to Watch.” This was a move up from its placement at #20 last year. The report stated that

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Come From Away La Jolla

Photo courtesy of La Jolla Playhouse

La Jolla real estate has made headlines again, thanks to a luxury home with remarkable architecture that has been drawing a great deal of attention since it was listed. Reporters also penned stories about the recent announcement that a musical that debuted in La Jolla will be performed on Broadway next year. The unveiling of the latest addition to Murals of La Jolla's collection has also drawn the attention of local news sources.

'Come From Away' is going to Broadway

This month, newspapers on both coasts reported that “Come From Away,” a musical that debuted at the La Jolla Playhouse, is headed to Broadway. Audiences in the Big Apple will have the opportunity to enjoy this play next spring, but theatergoers

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Image of main living space with waterfront view inside 6005 Camino de la Costa real estate

La Jolla real estate is highly sought-after for many reasons. Luxury homes in La Jolla often boast remarkable architecture, high-end refinements and impressive panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean or San Diego’s city lights. Some offer both, thereby furthering their appeal.

Throughout the La Jolla real estate market, buyers will find coveted treasures, especially along Camino de la Costa, a gently winding coastal road punctuated by exquisite luxury homes. The lovely stretch of road holds remarkable upscale homes with charming histories that are seldom found anywhere else.

One of the Jewel's finest gems is found on Camino de la Costa

One such home is 6005 Camino de la Costa, which rests just steps from Sun Gold Point. For nearly a decade, the

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