East of downtown San Diego by about nine miles, in San Diego County, is the city of La Mesa, California. La Mesa envelops just over nine square miles in the 91942 and 92120 zip codes and is known, with good reason, as “The jewel of the hills.” La Mesa, under a thick canopy of mature trees and surrounded by stunning mountain views, is home to a population of 59,177 residents.

La Mesa is imbued with a strong sense of community spirit, fostered by a park dedicated to area volunteers, an array of events including farmer’s markets, parades, Oktoberfest, classic car shows, free summer concerts, antique street fairs, and the holiday festivities of Christmas in the Village.

Homes in the area express diversity in architecture with an emphasis on Spanish and ranch style homes. Houses hold average values of around $448,123, supported by average an annual household income of about $57,227.

Students in La Mesa receive their educations via Spring Valley School District and Grossmont Union High School District. Combining public, private, charter, alternative schools, and academies; there are 15 elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools in La Mesa. There’s also a branch of the San Diego County Public Library System situated in La Mesa.

Grossmont Transit Center is the San Diego Trolley Station, which, in combination with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, provides public transportation throughout La Mesa and surrounding areas. San Diego International Airport offers international air travel.

La Mesa enjoys 261 days a year when the sun shines on the city. Summer temperatures reach about 83 degrees, winter lows are around 44 degrees, and the area receives approximately 13 inches of rain.

Rich in arts and culture, La Mesa has spawned professional athletes, actors, master chefs, authors, and musicians. The area is peppered with restaurants, museums, galleries, shops, spas, golf courses, and a wide array of things to do.

Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give Maggie Clemens a call today at 619-800-1145 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.