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La Mesa, CA

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One of the jewels of southern California, La Mesa is located in the heart of San Diego County and benefits from a large list of community programs that turn a place to live into a place to call home. From crime-stopping neighborhood watch groups to easily accessible municipal facilities and outreach programs, La Mesa is a city on the right track and is the recipient of numerous awards, being named as The Best Walkable City and lauded for Excellence in Public Works, Infrastructure, and Transportation.

La Mesa Apartments


Alterra Apartments
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Pravada Apartments
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Casa La Mesa
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Heatherwood Garden
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Key City Stats

The average age of La Mesa, CA is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.65%
  • 6.82%
  • 6.8%
  • Female
  • 9.29%
  • 5.6%
  • 7.25%
is average rent in La Mesa, CA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 1.43%
  • 1.19%
  • 2.39%
of units are available for rent in La Mesa
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 657
  • 119
  • 499
Getting Around in La Mesa, CA

Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in La Mesa is:
20 to 24 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 9.56%
  • 14.71%
  • 1.58%

Jewel of the Hills

First used by Spanish missionaries as part of the Mission San Diego de Alcala before its incorporation as a city in 1912, La Mesa is a highly desirable community in which to live and work. Whether you’re moving here to start a job, raise a family, or both, you will love living in a city with great jobs, schools, community organizations, and other attractions that celebrate the rich history of the region. The local La Mesa Historical Society offers guided tours of the city, highlighting famous local stops such as the Clifford Sawyer House, the Mary Garfield House, and the McKinney House Museum.

Parks and Recreation

Prepare to fall in love with La Mesa’s fabulously beautiful parks as you bask in the southern California sun. La Mesita Park offers two full-sized soccer fields for ball and net enjoyment. Visitors can also grind a rail or two or bring a racquet and play a game on one of four lighted tennis courts. If you’re tired after a long day of soccer and skating, get a boost of energy and have lunch in the park’s picnic area offering covered pavilions, as well as a lush, green lawns. Once you’re back on your feet, join Walk and Talk La Mesa for a fun, social walk through the city where you may just meet new friends, neighbors or game league teammate. No matter your skill level or interest, you’re sure to stay fit, healthy, and happy in La Mesa.

Fairs, Food, and Ford

Whether you prefer to go alone or with a group of friends, La Mesa’s great community events have something to suit everyone's tastes. Every Thursday evening in June and August you can drool over classic cars at the Back to the 50s Car Show in La Mesa Village. When you are sick of drooling over mint condition ’57 Chevys, why not drool over fresh farm goods and stock your new apartment with local, fresh produce at the La Mesa Farmers’ Market at the Civic Center every Friday afternoon. With more than 100 antiques and collectibles dealers, music, and food, you should not miss the Antique Street Faire along La Mesa Boulevard each May.