Welcome to La Mesa CA Homes for Sale & lifestyle! Referred to as “the Jewel of the Hills,” La Mesa a city in Southern California located 9 miles east of Downtown San Diego in San Diego County, CA. La Mesa is bordered by the city on the west and north, Spring Valley and Lemon Grove on the south, and El Cajon on the east. Offering convenient freeway access to the I-8, SR 94, and SR 125, La Mesa is just a short drive from downtown San Diego, the mountains, and some of the best beaches in Southern California! As of 2016, the population of La Mesa is approximately 60,000 people. The city boasts near perfect weather with a semi-arid climate, allowing for a variety of year-round outdoor recreational activities. Most of the city’s annual rainfall happens between November and March.
Once a sleepy San Diego suburb, the quaint little town has recently experienced a major makeover starting with the La Mesa Walkway of the Stars, which is a tribute to all of the volunteers who worked over 10,000 hours to service La Mesa, to the Downtown Village Streetscape project, transforming the downtown area with wider sidewalks, new lamp posts, new trees, flowers and shrubs. Directly around downtown, you’ll find cute, unique houses, sidewalks, and a host of friendly neighbors. Major annual events held in downtown La Mesa include the Flag Day Parade, Oktoberfest, Back to the ‘50s Car Show, Antiques in the Village, and Christmas in the Village. Read more about La Mesa CA Homes for sale & lifestyle…
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La Mesa’s historical center is La Mesa Village, which includes many of the original buildings as they were when the city was first incorporated in 1912. La Mesa Blvd. features a variety of unique shops, several antique stores, and an assortment of eateries – all within a five-block radius. Throughout the entire holiday season, La Mesa Village is transformed into a holiday wonderland when the neighborhood is beautifully lit and decorated.
The La Mesa CA real estate market offers a variety of residential options to choose from including condos, townhomes, and single family homes. Many homes in this “Jewel of the Hills” community are situated on hilltop lots with awesome views of the San Diego skyline, Coronado Bridge, Point Loma, and the Pacific Ocean beyond. La Mesa CA homes for sale are within 4 Zip codes: 91941, 91942, 91943, and 91944, and have a median sales price of $$550K, with properties spending an average of 22 days on the market.
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La Mesa has a variety distinct neighborhoods, which include Alzeda/Hess/Vita/Melva, Amarillo/Nagel, Avocado Village, Eucalyptus Heights, Explorer Road Link, Fury, Grossmont Summit, Helix, Jackson/Lemon, Joel Lane, Kumeyaay, La Mesa, La Mesa West, Lemon, Marengo Ave, Mariposa Park, Mesa Del Sol, Mount Helix South, Mount Nebo, Mt Helix, Mt. Helix/Anaheim Dr., North La Mesa – El Paso, Northmont, Old La Mesa, Panorama, Rasonia La Mesa, Rosebud Lane, Russell Road/Mt Helix, Serramar, Severin Manor, Shadow Road,Top of The Hill, Tropico Dr – Rodgers Rd, Urban Drive La Mesa, Village, Vista La Mesa, West El Paso St La Mesa, and the West La Mesa/College Area.
Parks & Outdoor Recreation
All throughout the family-oriented community of La Mesa, you’ll find lots of trees, greenery, hills, and parks. Mt. Helix Park is recognized as one of San Diego County’s most stunning landmarks, where people come for the spectacular views, for a walk to the top along the Yawkey Trail or simply to enjoy the beautiful rock formations and native landscape. The park features an annual Easter sunrise service, Christmas caroling event and is home to the heART of Mt. Helix gala which celebrates the community’s rich music and artistic heritage.
Also in La Mesa is Harry Griffen Park, which features a 360 seat amphitheater, horseshoe pits, amphitheater, walking/jogging path, off-leash dog run, children’s playground, shaded picnic areas, and reservable picnic areas, and an amphitheater used for concerts, plays and other outdoor seasonal events including free summer concerts every Sunday. Lake Murray is located within the boundary of Mission Trails Regional Park, which lies between San Diego and neighboring La Mesa and Santee. Mission Trails Regional Park encompasses 7,220 acres of both natural and developed recreational areas. The park features 60 miles of hiking trails, boating on Lake Murray, camping at Kumeyaay Lake, and a visitor center.
Schools & Education
La Mesa has two school districts: La Mesa-Spring Valley School District operates most of the elementary and middle schools and Grossmont Union High School District operates Helix High School and the Gateway day schools. Elementary schools in La Mesa include Rolando Elementary School, La Mesa Dale Elementary School, Maryland Avenue Elementary School, RHR DFAF Private Charter School, Murdock Elementary School, Murray Manor Elementary School, Northmont Elementary School, Lemon Avenue Elementary School, Vista La Mesa Academy, St. Martin’s Academy (private), Liberty Charter School (private), San Diego Jewish Academy (private), Christ Lutheran School (private), Innovation Center La Mesa – Julian Charter School (charter), and La Mesa Arts Academy (4th – 8th Grade).
La Mesa middle schools include Parkway Middle School, La Mesa Arts Academy (4-8 Grade), and Vista La Mesa Academy. High schools in La Mesa include Helix High School and Grossmont High School. There are 32 colleges within 50 miles of La Mesa. The nearest college is Grossmont College located 3.3 miles from La Mesa in El Cajon. Click here for an inclusive directory of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private.
Public transportation in La Mesa is served by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. The trolley in La Mesa gives residents access to the entire metropolitan San Diego area. The nearest major airport is San Diego International Airport, offering international and domestic flights, located 16 miles from the center of La Mesa in San Diego.
With its many hills, fabulous ocean views, outstanding schools, great shopping, trolley system, and friendly, small town vibe, La Mesa is a wonderful place to live!
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