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La Mesa, CA, known as “The Jewel of the Hills” was established in 1912. In its early days, this small Southern Californian town was in the movie-making business. Throughout much growth, both in population and industry, La Mesa's sophisticated yet quaint image has only risen over the years. For more information on choosing a home or condominium in La Mesa or La Mesa real estate, read on below the listings here.

Included below are homes for sale and real estate in La Mesa, San Diego CA.

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Living in La Mesa CA

More details about La Mesa California - all the great things about this cute San Diego County area!

La Mesa is a suburb of San Diego with a population of 59,556. La Mesa is in San Diego County. Living in La Mesa offers residents an urban-suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In La Mesa, there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

La Mesa means “the table” or “the plateau” in Spanish. The name is related to the area's geography and is part of a larger area that was settled by Spanish missionaries. Its nickname is “the Jewell of the Hills” and most who grow up there say it lives up to that reputation.

Located nine miles to the east of Downtown San Diego, La Mesa is anything but your typical Southern California suburbia. With stunning natural scenery, a beautiful climate, and a host of unique and authentic stores, this town is only 20 minutes from San Diego. Learn more about what La Mesa has to offer below.

Schools in La Mesa

The public schools in La Mesa are highly rated. Part of the San Diego school district and the La Mesa-Spring Valley school district, there are dozens of preschools, elementary, middle and a few high schools in and around La Mesa. Some of the top-rated include the La Mesa Arts Academy,  Murdock Elementary, La Mesa Dale Elementary and Lemon Ave Elementary. 

Things to Do in La Mesa

Take a stroll through The Village, and you will likely feel transported back in time, to the days when sharing an ice cream float with your sweetie made for a perfect day! Small businesses are plentiful in and around La Mesa, as are gorgeous city parks and family-oriented events.

Mount Helix

Beautiful vistas abound at the top of Mount Helix, one of the highest points in San Diego County. Hikers can see San Diego, Tijuana, and El Cajon from the top, or enjoy theater performances and power yoga at an amphitheater further down the mountain. Mount Helix also offers one of the best views of the sunset on the entire West Coast, so come for the exercise and to see the natural world of Southern California. - Don't forget to visit Helix Brewing while you're at it!

Lake Murray

A large reservoir surrounded by parkland, Lake Murray is a favorite recreation site for those living in and around San Diego. The lake is surrounded by paved trails, making it the perfect place for an evening walk or jog. One of the few locations in Southern California where you can fish for trout and largemouth bass, the park also offers kayak rentals and is open to private boating, allowing for a calmer on-the-water experience than you would find on the Pacific Ocean.

There are also at least 21 parks and sports fields, so there are plenty of places for families to take kids to play. The La Mesa Recreation Department has a number of classes for both children and adults, including aquatics and sports classes.

Of course, there are shops, restaurants, fast food options and more right in La Mesa but you're never more than about 15 minutes to neighboring towns and cities. The Carlton Oaks Country Club is a great place to tee off, and the Lamplighters Community Theatre brings the big stage to the small town. 

What do the locals say? 

"La Mesa is an excellent neighborhood to raise a family. There are plenty of fun parks and good schools in the district. Every Friday there is a very impressive Farmer's Market along La Mesa Blvd that bring the whole neighborhood together. There is a surprising amount of health food vendors there, but everything I sampled from each booth was delicious! If you aren't much into street vendors, lining the street is a wide variety of restaurants, little shops, and antique stores. With such a low crime rate, La Mesa is a wonderful place that brings people together and reminds them what good food and time well spent is all about." -

La Mesa Real Estate

Only about 42% of residents own their homes in La Mesa seeing it's a very affordable rental market. But you'll find bungalows, craftsman-type homes, a few condos and newer homes as well as established neighborhoods with mature trees and landscaping. For more information on La Mesa homes for sale and all properties in San Diego, contact me at any time. 

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