Blooming flowers in front of oceanfront homes in La Jolla

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A wealth of real estate market data was recently released, and much of it showed rising numbers. At a glance, the information shows noteworthy listings in La Jolla and Del Mar, new homes going on the market in San Diego communities and markets across the nation reaching benchmarks.

Del Mar and La Jolla listings make the news

Today, the Los Angeles Times published a story about the three most expensive listings in San Diego, which featured a home in Del Mar and another in La Jolla. The estate in Del Mar is seated on coastal bluffs, claims 400 feet of oceanfront and is listed for $33.9 million. The La Jolla listing is an oceanfront estate that was built in 2003 and is on the market for $26.58 million. The third property…

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Native Voices at the Autry La Jolla Playhouse 

L-R: Román Zaragoza (Pima) and Duane Minard (Yurok, Piaute) in Native Voices at the Autry’s production of “They Don’t Talk Back,” by Frank Henry Kaash Kataase (Tlingit), directed by Randy Reinholz (Choctaw); photo by Craig Schwartz and courtesy of La Jolla Playhouse.

Art and architecture in La Jolla never fails to impress. This year, a chorus of new voices will perform at La Jolla Playhouse as their recently appointed resident company, Native Voices at the Autry, takes the stage. In addition, architecture in La Jolla is so distinctive and beautiful that it sometimes inspires fiction, as evidenced by an oceanfront home in La Jolla Farms that may look remarkably familiar to some moviegoers.

La Jolla Playhouse welcomes Native Voices at the Autry

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Center view of Salk Institute of Biological Sciences La Jolla

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Homes in La Jolla are seated in a place with beautiful natural surroundings and inspired man-made refinements, some of which are known the world over. Art and architecture in La Jolla can create a sense of tranquility or a feeling of optimism that moves the viewer, which is exactly what the Salk Institute’s impressive architecture and the colors in the "Demos Gracias" mural demonstrate.

Exploring the Salk Institute's architecture

Dr. Jonas Salk invented the first safe and effective polio vaccine in 1957, which dropped the average number of Polio cases in America from between 35,000 and 45,000 to hundreds by the early 1960’s. The institute's site states that after his major polio vaccine breakthrough, Salk…

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Sea lion surfacing from water

One of La Jolla's most adorable news stories this year was about a sea lion pup that was found snoozing inside The Marine Room, a fine dining restaurant in La Jolla Shores. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and the pictures that accompanied this particular news story certainly were. They captured the sea lion pup fighting to stay awake so she could gaze out the restaurant's window at the Pacific Ocean for a little while longer. These touching photos are likely one of the reasons why the wandering sea lion was the object of a significant amount of local news coverage and garnered a great deal of attention on social media networks.

Last February, a number of news sources reported that a sea lion pup was found in The Marine Room, a…

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View of oceanfront park on 18th Street in Del Mar, California
"18th Street, Del Mar, California" by Mitch Vander Vorst is licensed under CC BY 2.0

When Del Mar real estate buyers purchase properties, they are buying more than luxury homes in a beautiful seaside village. They are buying homes in a community with a rich history that stretches back more than 130 years. Sometimes, the sands of time erode memories of the past, but Del Mar’s history is honored and kept relevant through interactive and engaging community efforts.

Present day Del Mar homes are seated in a charming seaside village that stretches across two miles of sun-drenched coastline. Del Mar is known not only for its beauty, but also for its community mindedness. Within Del Mar, one will find superb beaches, parks, farmer’s markets and a community…

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Gray whale breaching

There are many benefits to purchasing La Jolla real estate and one of them is residing along Southern California’s serene shoreline. Homes in La Jolla are surrounded by lovely natural surroundings that buyers can enjoy whenever they like, including the Pacific Ocean. Never waning in beauty, the Pacific Ocean offer gorgeous views and incredible experiences with family, friends and marine life.

In recent weeks, the media has covered a number of stories about La Jolla’s marine life, including whale-watching excursions with ocean experts from the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Whale-watching with Birch Aquarium ocean experts

La Jolla Light recently published information about La Jollas’s whale-watching tours. The Birch…

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Garden with blooming flowers and a stone pathway

La Jolla real estate is special for many reasons. Of them, architectural design is one of the most prominent. Many homes in La Jolla feature indoor and outdoor living areas that artfully flow together to create exquisite spaces. As a result, there are a number of properties in La Jolla that boast charming courtyards and tranquil gardens that take full advantage of the Jewel’s remarkable weather and beautiful surroundings. A select few of La Jolla’s private gardens are toured annually during an event hosted by the La Jolla Historical Society, which allows the public to admire their natural beauty.

La Jolla Historical Society's Secret Garden Tour

According to La Jolla Light, the “Secret Garden Tour” has been held annually since 1998 and is expected…

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Words La Jolla Mesa over background of green leaves and yellow flowers

It’s hard to imagine a better climate than that of La Jolla, which is known for sunny days and mild temperatures. This is but one of the many reasons why La Jolla Mesa real estate is so desirable. Homes in the upscale community feature exquisite architecture and spacious properties in a sun-drenched location that offers impressive views of Mission Bay and San Diego's city lights.

La Jolla Mesa real estate belongs to a lovely community seated on the southern slopes of Mt. Soledad. The beautiful expanse is punctuated by remarkable luxury homes on generous properties that often boast tranquil courtyards and charming gardens. The luxury community envelops La Jolla Mesa Drive and Rutgers Road, an area that is near Bird Rock, Pacific Beach and Mission Bay.…

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