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La Mesa, California, 91942
1 Bedroom$1,543 - $2,071
2 Bedrooms$2,053 - $2,671
La Mesa, California, 91942
1 Bedroom$1,333 - $2,011
2 Bedrooms$1,866 - $2,555
La Mesa, California, 91942
1 Bedroom$1,285 - $1,510
2 Bedrooms$1,725 - $1,870
La Mesa, California, 91942
1 Bedroom$1,171 - $1,453
2 Bedrooms$1,472 - $1,698
3 Bedrooms$1,674 - $1,699
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La Mesa Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 8.0% 8.4% -0.4% $10,000 to $14,999 5.9% 5.6% +0.3% $15,000 to $19,999 6.0% 5.6% +0.4% $20,000 to $24,999 6.5% 5.8% +0.7% $25,000 to $29,999 7.4% 5.7% +1.7% $30,000 to $34,999 6.9% 5.7% +1.2% $35,000 to $39,999 7.0% 5.4% +1.6% $40,000 to $44,999 6.4% 5.2% +1.2% $45,000 to $49,999 5.3% 4.6% +0.7% $50,000 to $59,999 10.5% 8.6% +1.9% $60,000 to $74,999 12.0% 10.6% +1.4% $75,000 to $99,999 9.6% 11.5% -1.9% $100,000 to $124,999 4.6% 6.8% -2.2% $125,000 to $149,999 1.6% 3.6% -2.0% $150,000 to $199,999 1.5% 3.3% -1.8% $200,000 or more 0.7% 3.6% -2.9%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 3.4% 4.8% -1.4% 10.0% to 14.9% 8.8% 9.8% -1.0% 15.0% to 19.9% 14.6% 13.6% +1.0% 20.0% to 24.9% 13.9% 13.1% +0.8% 25.0% to 29.9% 12.0% 11.0% +1.0% 30.0% to 34.9% 7.8% 8.2% -0.4% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.8% 5.9% -0.1% 40.0% to 49.9% 7.3% 8.0% -0.7% 50.0% or more 21.3% 20.2% +1.1% Not computed 5.1% 5.4% -0.3%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 12.1% 9.6% +2.5% 25 to 34 years 27.0% 29.3% -2.3% 35 to 44 years 23.5% 25.8% -2.3% 45 to 54 years 14.9% 16.5% -1.6% 55 to 64 years 6.8% 8.0% -1.2% 65 to 74 years 5.4% 5.3% +0.1% 75 to 84 years 5.7% 4.0% +1.7% 85 years and over 4.6% 1.6% +3.0%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 43.7% 30.9% +12.8% 30 to 44 minutes 28.4% 24.5% +3.9% 45 to 59 minutes 10.5% 13.8% -3.3% 60 or more minutes 17.4% 30.8% -13.4%
Source: 2000 Census
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Average Apartment Rent in La Mesa, California
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La Mesa Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in La Mesa have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In September the average rent for a 1 Bedroom La Mesa apartment cost $1,462. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom La Mesa apartment was $1,731 in September. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in September was $1,828. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the La Mesa rentals listed below.
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How is the public transportation system in La Mesa?
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, or SDMTS, is the light rail (trains are called trolleys) and bus network within the San Diego vicinity. With five bus stops in La Mesa and buses bringing passengers to nearby destinations including the local mall, nearby shopping centers, hospitals, and San Diego proper, public transportation within the city is ample. Tickets cost about $2.25 per ride with special rates available for those who qualify. Discounted daily and monthly passes are also available.
Are there big community events that people in La Mesa enjoy attending?
Every Thursday during the months of June through August, La Mesa hosts its very own Back to the 50's Car Show. Local and national classic car enthusiasts flock here every summer to showcase their pristine vintage vehicles. In October the city is home to the massive 200,000-attendee Oktoberfest featuring three nights of shopping, dancing, food and drinks, and seasonal activities. The city also hosts several other community events throughout the year such as Christmas in the Village, An Antique Street Fair, and the yearly Flag Day Parade.
What kinds of outdoor activities are either in or around La Mesa?
La Mesa is located very close to Lake Murray, which is surrounded by Lake Murray Park, and extends into Mission Trails Regional Park to the north. The lake is great for boating, fishing, swimming, and sunbathing, while the forest and trails are conducive to hiking, camping, and mountain biking. Several golf courses are scattered throughout the area, like nearby Mission Trails Golf Course. For those looking for sand and surf, Ocean Beach in San Diego is only a 20-minute drive away on Route 8.
Is La Mesa a family friendly town?
Based on safety and quality of education, La Mesa is a moderately family-friendly town. Although La Mesa's crime rate in is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America, it is actually about average compared to other communities of similar size. As far as schools are concerned, public education is primarily provided by two separate school districts. The first, La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, was rated better than only 49.4 percent of school districts in California and 20.9 percent of school districts in the country. The second, Grossmount Union High School District, was rated better than 91.6 percent of school districts in California and 95.4 percent of school districts in the nation.
Is the cost of living in La Mesa higher relative to surrounding areas or other cities?
Compared to the rest of the country, the cost of living in La Mesa is 27 percent higher than the US average. To the northeast, El Cajon is 16 percent cheaper than La Mesa. To the east, however, Casa de Oro-Mount Helix is 34 percent more expensive than La Mesa, and Spring Valley to the southeast is 2 percent more expensive than La Mesa. To the south, Lemon Grove is 20 percent cheaper than La Mesa. Therefore, the cost of living in La Mesa is higher relative to some surrounding towns, but not all.
Does La Mesa have a good school system?
Parts of La Mesa's school system are good and others are bad. Public education is provided by two separate school districts, both of which are headquarted in town. With 19 schools serving about 24,000 students, the Grossmont Union High School District was rated better than 91.6 percent of school districts in Florida and 95.4 percent of school districts in the country. The La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, however, comprises 23 schools and serves about 13,000 pupils. It was rated better than 49.4 percent of school districts in California and 20.9 percent of school districts in the country.