La Mesa is inhabited by almost 60,000 residents. Located in the rolling hills of eastern San Diego County, La Mesa is known as the "Jewel of the Hills." A nice climate, many tree-lined streets and walkable neighborhoods, and a quaint downtown village make La Mesa a desirable community in which to live and visit. The Village hosts a number of seasonal community events including the Oktoberfest, Christmas in the Village, Antique Street Faire, and the weekly 50’s Car Show held on Thursday nights throughout the summer. There is also a weekly Farmer’s Market held Friday afternoons throughout the year. La Mesa is also home to many shopping centers, a shopping mall, several large retailers, and movie theaters. The San Diego trolley makes several stops within the city limits.
What Staff are Saying:
- For the most part, residents seem to be happy with La Mesa, with ratings much better than average in many criteria. Residents rated access to shopping, pet and family friendly environment, friendliness of neighbors, quality of K-12 schools, and transportation, to be particularly high.
- The respondents felt that poor beach access and quality of nightlife, were drawbacks to living in the area.
- “Too many conservative religious people on the local school boards.”
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