Lying east of La Jolla Boulevard, Upper Hermosa is the place for families who want to live in a traditional neighborhood of well-established homes, beautiful grounds, and excellent walkability. Like Lower Hermosa on its western boundary, this enclave lives up to its name, which means beautiful in Spanish. The design of its upscale homes provides a pleasant mix of classic, ranch, Mediterranean, and Cape Cod, with most houses situated on large lots graced with mature trees and lush, impeccably maintained landscaping. Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean come with the homes built along the streets that incline toward Upper Hermosa’s surrounding slopes.
This peaceful community enjoys an informal ambiance, and its relatively level, tree-lined sidewalks invite residents to get to know each other just by walking or cycling through the neighborhood.
In the 1960s, homeowners purchased surrounding vacant land, setting it aside as open space never to be developed. This area protects Lower Hermosa’s character and privacy and offers a close-by opportunity to enjoy native vegetation and wildlife.
Home prices are mainly dependent on the extent and quality of the view; however, they generally fall between Bird Rock’s affordable properties and Lower Hermosa’s expensive estates.
Entirely residential, serene, family-friendly Upper Hermosa is convenient to all that fabulous La Jolla has to offer.