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Spotlight On: Bird Rock

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Bird Rock or Birdrock – true locals know both are acceptable!

Bird Rock is a community within La Jolla, known for its more affordable homes and popular surf spot. In fact, that’s where Bird Rock got it’s name. There’s a rock that protrudes out of the surf in resemblance of a bird. Michael Francis Hall originally named the community “Bird Rock City by the Sea” in 1906.

In addition to surfing, there are a number of other outdoor activities that make Bird Rock popular, including three parks, ample walking trails and plenty of coastline to explore. We recommend taking a bicycle ride around the neighborhood, you’ll find the paths well-maintained and uncrowded.

Pro Tip: Head over to Camino de la Coasta or “the street of dreams” to view some truly breathtaking homes and unique architecture.

Bird Rock also offers a host of dining and shopping options — 14 different restaurants or cafes alone. Many of these places have outdoor dining, it’s a very popular option for those who like to people watch! For those who like to shop, the Bird Rock shopping district was recently renovated. It features an array of unique boutiques, mom n’ pop shops, salons and convenient services.

The community of Bird Rock is also home to many local La Jolla events. The most popular are the 4th of July Parade and the Annual Picnic which features a 6 home tour of the neighborhoods top houses. Each year homeowners compete for a spot in the coveted tour — houses selected must be considered unique or stand-outs. This event draws not only La Jolla locals, but residents from all over San Diego County.

Another major highlight of the Bird Rock area is that it’s very family friendly. The schools are some of the top in all of San Diego, especially Bird Rock Elementary School, a California Distinguished School.

All of these factors combine to make Bird Rock a very desirable place to live within San Diego County.

For more on this subject read our recent blog, “Making The Most of Your Summer in La Jolla

Thinking of buying or selling a home in the La Jolla area? As consistent top producers in real estate, Linda Daniels and The Daniels Group are your La Jolla housing specialists. Our team of local experts will ensure that you have a successful real estate transaction. Call us today at (858) 361-5561 or email us anytime by clicking here.