La Mesa Real Estate & Homes for Sale in California
Located in eastern San Diego County and founded in 1869, La Mesa is a charming and historic city that is as committed to preserving its past as it is to preserving its beautiful natural surroundings.
La Mesa, called "Jewel of the Hills," has 14 parks offering year-round recreation with tennis courts, ball fields, basketball courts, playgrounds, grass areas, picnic areas and horseshoe pits. Golfers can work on their games at the local nine-hole course. Residents and visitors can stroll past historic buildings and grand architecture while perusing quaint shops and boutiques in La Mesa Village. There are a variety of outdoor cafes, restaurant, pubs and coffeehouses here, too. Community events are held at La Mesa Village, including a weekly outdoor farmers market, the Thursday Night Car Show, the Flag Day Parade, Oktoberfest and a variety of holiday programs. Other historic buildings can be found in the Date Avenue Historic District.
Young scholars attend the award-winning schools of La Mesa-Spring Valley School District while high school students attend Grossmont High School in the Grossmont Union High School District. The Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District has two nearby campuses offering AA degrees, transferable classes and community learning courses. San Diego State University and University of California-San Diego offer undergraduate, graduate degrees and extended education classes. La Mesa offers an easy commute to downtown San Diego. A commitment to the past, present and future makes La Mesa a wonderful place to call home.
La Mesa City Guide