Perched on the north side of Mount Soledad overlooking the Village of La Jolla and the San Diego coastline, Hidden Valley is a centrally located, yet secluded neighborhood that offers easy access to all the perks of La Jolla’s coastal community.
Located less than two miles from the shops, galleries, and restaurants in the Village of La Jolla – with immediate access to two major freeways (I-5 and Route 52) – Hidden Valley combines convenience with serene beauty and a majestic landscape. The steep, winding roads of Hidden Valley wander through secluded hillside homes that offer dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean during the day, and a sea of alluring lights from northern coastal cities of San Diego County at night. Additionally, residents are just a couple miles from picturesque La Jolla Shores Beach and La Jolla Cove Beach.
Mount Soledad has been made famous by the Mount Soledad Cross that sits at the peak of the mountain, 822 feet above sea level. The large concrete cross was first built in 1913 and has become a stable of the mountain, despite being the subject of much controversy regarding the display of religious symbols on government property. Mount Soledad is also the last home of the famous children’s author, Dr. Seuss. His widow, Audrey Geisel still resides in the mountaintop mansion complete with an observation tower.
Because of its hillside location and the quiet, tranquil neighborhood streets, Hidden Valley is also a popular cycling destination. In addition to the panoramic views of the beautiful Southern California shoreline, Hidden Valley is home to the prestigious Children’s School, and is just minutes from a number of other schools including La Jolla High School, La Jolla Elementary School, Evans School, and Gillespie School. Hidden Valley also has direct access to the University of California San Diego campus, as well as Torrey Pines State Park. The hillside community is surrounded by dozens of religious institutions, including Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church located on the southern side of the mountain.
Elevated above the hubbub of La Jolla with direct access to all of the coastal amenities, the community of Hidden Valley proves that solitude and convenience are not mutually exclusive.