The Muirlands, one of our largest neighborhoods, is composed of distinctive areas such as Muirlands Village and the Old Muirlands. Muirlands Village has mainly single-story, ranch-style homes built in the 70’s, some with ocean views. Owners’ children have easy access to Muirlands Junior High and La Jolla High, and residents stroll the sidewalks and walk to the Village, especially on Sundays when they visit the local Farmers Market at La Jolla Elementary School. The Muirlands is named not after John Muir, the naturalist, but after Harold Muir, who bought 257 acres on Mount Soledad in 1926 and built the first grand estate on Muirlands Drive. Old Muirlands boasts handsome, gated estates on exceptionally large parcels and some of the most attractive, mature landscaping in southern California. The meandering streets are lined with eucalyptus trees and have a real country feel. Walkers and cyclists are found daily is this mostly level area. Many of the homes in other areas of the Muirlands are on steeper, quite streets and have northern and southern views of the ocean.