La Mesa, CA
La Mesa is a diverse community just nine miles south of the San Diego downtown area. The "Jewel of the Hills" as it is commonly called is full of family activities, community events, and recreational opportunities because it lies just 12 miles east of the Pacific Ocean and miles of luxurious beaches. More than 90 percent of the community has earned a high school diploma with thousands of people holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.
Many married couples and young families inhabit the vibrant area that is known for its artistic venues and ties to the Mission lifestyle that started in the neighborhood. People looking to buy real estate in the community find that there are hundreds of activities, restaurants, and recreational activities. Homes for sale include Spanish style, beach homes, cottages, single family, and family estates that average $400,000. Professional services, retail, technical services, and hospitality jobs make up the majority of employment in the neighborhood.
Because education is such a huge part of the La Mesa community, the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District strives to give all of their student's a quality education. There are 17 elementary schools, three middle schools, and two main high schools. There are also many private schools in the area. Seven higher education facilities like San Diego State University and Grossmont College are within 10 miles for easy access to college courses.
Residents often visit the Municipal Pool and Spa, Highwood Park, the Walkway of the Stars, and Collier Park when they want to get some fresh air and sunshine. La Mesita Park is one of the most popular places in the neighborhood where families gather to walk the dog, have a picnic, or play a game of Frisbee. Every Friday, people who own real estate in the area often go to the Farmer's Market for fresh produce.
The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, Lamplighters Community Theatre, and Fusion Glass Company are some of the most popular places to visit on a rainy day. For some excitement, locals love to go to San Diego Fly Rides for fun tours and to rent bicycles. Those who buy homes for sale in the community often visit Grossmont Center for their shopping needs.
There are several city walks and urban walks organized by community leaders that residents can join. The Flag Day Parade and Oktoberfest always draw large crowds of locals. Every Sunday at Six there are free concerts at Harry Griffin Park that many people attend with their families. Christmas in the Village and Movie at the Park are other popular community functions.