La Mesa Real Estate 

La Mesa, a city located in East San Diego County, is situated between El Cajon, Rancho San Diego, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, and San Carlos. Originally founded in 1869, and incorporate in 1912, La Mesa is home to nearly 60,000 residents. La Mesa (Spanish for “The Table”) earned its unique name for its hilly terrain which resembles a table.  The entire city has a total of just over 9 sq. Mi.

La Mesa Real Estate is highly desirable as the city is only 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Slightly warmer that Downtown San Diego and Coastal areas, La Mesa has an average high in the 80’s during summer months. Similar to that of El Cajon, La Mesa receives between 12”-14” of rainfall annually.

People often want to buy a La Mesa Home due to the cities unique established neighborhoods such as Grossmont, Mt. Helix, etc. Of the nearly 60,000 residents, 72% are white, 21% Hispanic or Latino, and 8% are African American. Nearly 30% of households have kids under the age of 18. The majority of La Mesa residents are 18-24, occupying 30% of the city’s population. 25-44yr olds come in a close second at 26% of the population. The median La Mesa household income is 55,000, which is $10,000 more then it was in 2000.

People are often intrigued by La Mesa homes due to the abundance of schools. 13 Elementary Schools, 3 Middle Schools, and 2 High Schools call La Mesa home. Helix High School and Grossmont High School have won numerous CIF championships in Baseball, Football, Swim, and Golf.


St. Martin's Academy

Rolando Elementary School

La Mesa Dale Elementary School

Maryland Avenue Elementary School

RHR DFAF Private Charter School

Murdock Elementary School

Murray Manor Elementary School

Northmont Elementary School

Lemon Avenue Elementary School

Vista La Mesa Academy

Liberty Charter School

San Diego Jewish Academy

Christ Lutheran School



Parkway Middle School

La Mesa Middle School

Vista La Mesa Academy



Helix High School

Grossmont High School


Annually in October, La Mesa holds an Oktoberfest which is attended by over 200,000 people over a 3 day period. In addition to Oktoberfest, events such as the Farmer’s Market, Flag Parade, and 50’s Car Shows make this an active East County city.

 La Mesa is well known for its exceptional athletes. Helix High School generated a #1 NFL pick and a #2 NFL pick in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Both Alex Smith and Reggie Bush have gone on to enjoy spectacular careers in the NFL.

The city itself is home to all types of real estate. The majority of homes are in the upper middle class range. La Mesa Real Estate also consists of large executive estates in the area of Mt. Helix which offers view from the Pacific Ocean clear to Mexico.

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