Centrally located in the rolling hills of San Diego County, La Mesa is known as the Jewel of the Hills. A near perfect climate, tree-lined streets, walkable neighborhoods, easy access to retail and commercial areas, and a quaint downtown village make La Mesa a highly desirable community in which to live and work.
There is more to Jewel of the Hills than just geography. It’s about the myriad people who have called La Mesa home for the last 100 years whom we honor for their extraordinary accomplishments as well as their devotion to the community.
It’s about discovering one-of-a-kind places tucked away in tree-lined neighborhoods. It’s about finding the friendly ambience that hallmarks La Mesa as a small, picturesque city with lots of character.
The schools in La Mesa are operated by two districts: The La Mesa-Spring Valley School District operates most of the elementary and middle schools in the city, while the Grossmont Union High School District operates Helix High School and the Gateway day schools.