La Jolla, Calif.
This town has beauty and brains all rolled into one.
Not only does La Jolla, Calif., boast a beautiful slice of beach, but it also has an active intellectual community -- thanks in part to the universities and research facilities based there, says Arlene Sacks, Realtor with Willis Allen Real Estate.
"It's a well-rounded place," she says.
And residents have a wide variety of interests. The town hosts everything from marathons and bike races to auto shows and theater, she says. In addition to "the beauty of the place," Sacks says, "There's a lot that goes on."
The condo: $368,000
Built in 1957, this one-bedroom, one-bath condo has been totally remodeled, says Sacks. With 738 square feet, it has hardwood floors, large banks of windows and plenty of natural light.
The kitchen features a smooth-top range, black granite counters, hardwood cabinets and tile floors. Both the kitchen and living room open to the enclosed sunroom. And the community has a pool.
Listed by: Willis Allen Real Estate.