Also known as “The Jewel of the Hills,” La Mesa is a small, family-friendly community located in eastern San Diego County about nine miles east of downtown San Diego. With plenty of attractions and a walkable, easily accessible downtown, La Mesa is a popular choice for families and young professionals looking to settle down in San Diego.
The area is home to several family-friendly attractions, including Mt. Helix, Mission Trails Regional Park, the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, Lake Murray, and a variety of different parks and recreational areas. There are also several highly rated schools in the area, including Grossmont College and San Diego State University. La Mesa is also a wonderful area for seniors, offering a variety of senior-friendly activities such as monthly events and recreational activities.