Zillow and Collapsing Hillside Real Estate in La Jolla

Typical La Jolla morning here today, endless sunshine, warm temps, and a few helicopters circling overhead. Yes, helicopters are normal, with them buzzing about doing Cops-style stuff, hanging out over traffic accidents, etc. That’s why I didn’t think much this morning — other than the noise — about two helicopters circling endlessly not far south of where I live.

Anyway, I trundled of to the office, only to discover that a hillside on Mount Soledad — the major piece of La Jolla urban geography — had collapsed. Something like 2,500 homes are without power, the road is blocked by 25 feet of dirt, and the land is still shifting.

Photos here, story here, and video here. Zillow afficionadoes can, of course, engage in real estate schadenfreude, and Google Map follows.


  1. Life imitating art here …see la jolla landslides at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Signs_of_Rain
    Great author worth a read

  2. sharron lewis says:

    Do you know why there are so many helicopters flying over La Jolla these days? It’s so annoying to those of us who live here — the constant noise. I’ve been trying to figure out what it’s all about.