La Jolla California
La Jolla, California, is a seaside resort community within the City of San Diego. Pronounced "La-Hoy-Ya", which is Spanish for "The Jewel", La Jolla is often referred to as the "Jewel by the Sea." La Jolla borders Pacific Beach to the south and extends north to Torrey Pines State Reserve and Del Mar, California to the north. La Jolla California encompasses neighborhoods like Bird Rock, Wind 'N Sea, The Village, La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Farms, and Torrey Pines. La Jolla is reminiscent of a southern European village with the flair of Beverly Hills. Much of La Jolla's natural charm stems from the presence of Mount Soledad, the narrow curvy roads that follow its contours, and the hundreds of unique homes that are nestled on its slopes, many boasting spectacular ocean views from its heights. La Jolla's population is a little over 25,000 residents. La Jolla is noted for its natural beauty stemming from its rugged coastline dotted with sandy beaches; unique village atmosphere comprised of quaint shops, designer boutiques, art galleries and a variety of nouveau-style restaurants; interesting residences ranging from historic cottages to modern architectural masterpieces and mansions; and by the presence of several higher-education and research institutions, such as University of California, San Diego, Salk Institute and the Torrey Pines Golf Course.