La Mesa, San Diego

Located 9 miles east of downtown San Diego, La Mesa, known as the “Jewel of the Hills,” is home to nearly 60,000 people, 14 parks, and absolutely amazing weather. This up and coming neighborhood has large lots, reasonably priced homes and even secret staircases for neighborhood foot traffic.

An active, vibrant community, La Mesa hosts many events including a weekly classic car show over the summer, free concerts in Harry Griffen Park, and Oktoberfest, which attracts over 100,000 people every year.


Notable Businesses:

Cucina Basilico, A wonderful Italian restaurant where everything is made from scratch.

Farmer’s Table, a newer farm-to-fork neighborhood eatery.

Smokin' Blane’s BBQ, a hidden gem that is only open Monday through Friday for lunch, but it’s worth planning for!


Schools:

La Mesa Dale Elementary School, rated 7/10 on GreatSchools.

Lemon Avenue Elementary School, rated 7/10 on GreatSchools.

Maryland Avenue Elementary School, rated 7/10 on GreatSchools.

Murdoch Elementary School, rated 9/10 on GreatSchools.

Murray Manor Elementary School, rated 8/10 on GreatSchools.

Northmont Elementary School, rated 6/10 on GreatSchools.

Rolando Elementary School, rated 7/10 on Great Schools.

Parkway Middle School, rated 8/10 on GreatSchools.

Helix High School, rated 8/10 on GreatSchools.


Attractions:

Flag Day Parade

Holidays in the Village

Back to the 50’s Car Show

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