Part of “Old La Jolla,” Lower Hermosa is one of the region’s most exclusive neighborhoods. This secluded, entirely residential enclave of approximately 500 homes lies north of Bird Rock and south of the world famous WindanSea Beach. It is bordered on the east by La Jolla Boulevard and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. The location’s unparalleled panoramic views of the coastline earn it the name hermosa, which of course means beautiful in Spanish.
Built mainly between the 1920s and the 1980s, the community boasts elegant, classically designed homes and wide, palm-lined streets and sidewalks. Because the absence of a commercial district keeps traffic down, strolling, jogging, or biking in the area is a delight. Lower Hermosa is also perfect for swimming, surfing, and fishing. It is truly vintage La Jolla.
Camino de la Costa, locally known as the Street of Dreams, runs along the shore and is lined with spectacular residences. Other homes perch on bluffs that rise gently above the Pacific. Because each showpiece residence is custom built, the architecture is eclectic. However, nothing is jarring or out of place. Instead the mix creates an interesting, extremely attractive blend of housing styles.
With its impressive homes built along scenic cliffs and sandy beaches, Lower Hermosa offers the best of La Jolla.