La Jolla Homes
The Beach-Barber Tract is a coastal neighborhood located toward the middle of La Jolla. It was named for steamship magnate Phillip Barber, who purchased the land in 1921, and for Windansea Beach, celebrated for its top-notch surfing and soothing orange sunsets.
Beach-Barber is mostly residential, but La Jolla Boulevard, its main thoroughfare, is lined with a variety of shops and restaurants. The locals are known to stop by Carino’s for a deliciously crispy thin-crust pizza, the Windansea Café for a Mediterranean-style bagel with feta, egg, tomato and basil, and Rigoberto’s for mouthwatering burritos and carne asada fries. Aside from swimming, surfing and sunbathing at the beach, outdoorsy residents can also bike or jog along the scenic La Jolla Bike Path. The La Jolla Country Club lies just to the east, while the Village neighborhood to the north is packed with countless retail, dining and entertainment options.
Beach-Barber’s La Jolla High School was ranked in the top 100 public highs schools in the nation by Newsweek, while the private Bishop’s School just outside the area’s north border is known for its high rate of entry into top U.S. colleges. The pricey but spacious homes in this area come in a wide range of styles, from English Cottage to California Ranch. Less hectic than the Village but more exciting than Upper Hermosa and Lower Hermosa to the south, the Beach-Barber Tract is the ideal choice for a life in balance.
by Gary Kent. San Diego REALTOR Gary Kent has successfully helped well over 4400 clients and their families sell their homes or other real estate throughout La Jolla and San Diego. You can find Gary on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
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8813 Villa La Jolla Drive #2001
La Jolla, CA 92037