La Mesa, California

The Location

La Mesa is located in San Diego County, California, and is home to more than 57,000 residents.

The local economy is powered by retail, professional services, healthcare, finance and hospitality.

La Mesa is served by three major freeways, two trolley lines, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and the San Diego International Airport.

Arts and Entertainment

Known for its tree-lined, family-friendly neighborhoods, safe and walkable streets, and civic pride, La Mesa is called the “Jewel of the Hills.”

Its quaint Downtown Village is home to independent boutiques, antique stores, vintage shops and a variety of restaurants, from fine dining to American comfort food.

La Mesa is also home to more than one million square feet of shopping space, including Grossmont Center. The center hosts Food Truck Thursdays, Art Al Fresco, a summer concert series and more.

Residents enjoy Southern California’s warm, sunny weather year-round with 15 parks and recreational facilities, urban walking trails, a community farmers’ market, Lake Murray, and the historic Mount Helix Park. Nearby, residents enjoy the San Diego Zoo, downtown San Diego, Balboa Park, Fashion Valley, Mission Valley and the region’s beautiful beaches.


La Mesa is served by the Grossmont Union High School District, La Mesa-Spring Valley School District and Lemon Grove School District, as well as several private schools.

Nearby institutions of higher education include Grossmont Community College, Cuyamaca College, San Diego State University, University of San Diego and University of California, San Diego.

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