The city was founded in 1869 and incorporated in February 16, 1912 and has been home to many notable people such as NBA player Bill Walton, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder, and Megadeath founder Dave Mustaine. The name La Mesa means plateau or table and the city has a semi-arid steppe climate with hot dry summers and warm winters. According to the 2010 United States Census, La Mesa was home to 57,065 residents and had a population density of 6,259.6 people per square mile. The latest estimates of the median household income from San Diego Association of Governments in 2005, revealed that the median household income was $55,609. The city is popular with visitors as they are drawn to Le Mesa by the art galleries and antique shops the Village.
With beautiful open spaces, wonderful community events, gainful employment opportunities and countless other perks, La Mesa is a perfect place to settle down.
Le Mesa’s civic motto is “Jewel of the Hills” and it works hard to live up to that motto. It is conveniently located near adjacent to the giant of a city, San Diego. As such, it is near every employment, entertainment and educational opportunity you could want. Nearby attractions include Mt. Helix, Cowles Mountain and the Mission Gorge Trails. The city has beautiful parks like the “Walkway of the Stars,” this pedestrian path has been turned into a wonderful urban park to honor the city’s outstanding civic volunteers. The major shopping mall in the area is the Grossmont Center which opened in 1961 and is still in operation today. The weekly farmers market at La Messa Village happens every Friday throughout the year. The city also hosts a variety of special events that foster feelings of community pride and togetherness. These events include Oktoberfest, the Flag Day Parade, Christmas in the Village and the Antique Street Fair.
With beautiful open spaces, wonderful community events, gainful employment opportunities and countless other perks, La Mesa is a perfect place to settle down. Homes for sale range from small starter homes up through historic and luxury homes. Other housing options include rental properties like houses, apartments and duplexes as well as town houses and condominiums for sale or lease. Contact friendly local real estate agents for assistance in finding the home of your dreams in sunny La Mesa, California. Read less –