People seeking a home in Southern California will find a gem of a community in La Mesa. La Mesa is just nine miles east of downtown San Diego, so it is super convenient to all the downtown area has to offer. Yet, it is its own community and offers both a quiet, neighborhood feel with all the amenities of a larger city.
The area is growing. La Mesa's population was 57,065, according to the 2010 census, rising from 54,749 in 2000. Ranked as number 10 in the list of best suburbs to live in the area, La Mesa has an urban vibe with a number of coffee shops, restaurants and parks. It's also ranked number 58 as best suburbs for millennials in the state, number 126 of most diverse suburbs in the state and number 174 in best suburbs to live in California.
The median home value in La Mesa is $455,800, so it is a little lower than other areas of San Diego. The median rent is $1,375. Fifty-eight percent of residents rent their homes with 42 percent own their homes.
The median household income for those living in La Mesa is $59,629 with the number one employer being Grossmont Hospital. Most of those who live there are young families headed by professionals.View More