Lying on the southeastern slopes of Mount Soledad, Soledad South offers some of the most affordable properties in La Jolla. This family-friendly neighborhood with its upscale suburban ambience consists mostly of well-maintained homes built along the slowly ascending Soledad Mountain Road. The housing stock varies from multi-million dollar properties to planned communities with either detached homes or condominiums.
This hilly enclave, which is situated east of La Jolla Alta, was built mainly between the 1950s and 1970s. Residents can enjoy views of either the Pacific Ocean, Mission and San Diego Bays, or the lights of the city.
In addition Soledad South not only boasts proximity to beaches and shopping but also provides easy freeway access from both Via Capri off La Jolla Parkway to the north and Pacific Beach to the south.
- Soledad South’s planned communities, which are especially suited to active seniors, include:
- wWindemere, a gated, sentry-guarded neighborhood built during the early 1970s which contains 303 luxury townhouses and patio homes and enjoys association amenities that include a swimming pool, tennis courts, and walking trails through a lush green space.
- wRidgegate Row, a gated, sentry-guarded neighborhood built during the late 1990s which contains single-family detached homes and enjoys association amenities that include a swimming pool, spa, and clubhouse.
- wMount Jolla, a neighborhood built during the early 1970s which contains 234 detached homes and duplexes and enjoys amenities such as a swimming pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, and an expansive open space.
The spectacular Mount Soledad Natural Park is located on the northern border of Soledad South. At 822 feet above sea level, this park provides a 360-degree panoramic view that, on a clear day, allows visitors to see homes in Mexico and mountains in Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. The park’s grassy fields and trails that wind through chaparral make it a perfect place for family excursions. Since 1954, a controversial Christian cross made of recessed concrete has sat atop Mount Soledad. Subsequent to its construction, a memorial to Korean War veterans was established at the base of the cross.
The Soledad South community is much in demand because its diverse housing stock offers affordable prices and its central location provides easy access to all of La Jolla, Pacific Beach, and downtown San Diego.