La Mesa


Week busy for cities with road, building projects

The municipalities are busy this week with plenty of construction updates.


Casa Verde in La Mesa on Normal sold

Casa Verde Apartments, the 21-unit, multifamily property at 7629-7633 Normal Ave., La Mesa 91941, has been sold for $3.58 million, or $170,476/unit.


Apartment on Schoolridge in La Mesa sold

Schoolridge Apartments, an eight-unit apartment property at 4290 Schoolridge Lane, La Mesa 91941, has been sold for $1.45 million.


State allocates $12M for county transportation projects


Grossmont Hospital District finalizes bond sales

La Mesa news archive

Visitor Information

Though its name in Spanish means “the table,” La Mesa’s official city motto is “Jewel of the Hills.” Both descriptions apply, as many areas of the 9.1-square-mile city are flat but surrounded by gentle to steep hillsides.

If you’re up to it, a great way to get nice views of the area is to climb the secret stairs, a public stairway in the residential neighborhood above downtown La Mesa. The bottom is at Windsor and Canterbury drives, with three levels of stairways ascending to Beverly Drive – 445 stairs in all.

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Business Information

Stretching along both sides of Interstate 8 about 15 miles east of downtown San Diego, La Mesa is an incorporated city of 57,065, according to the 2010 census, up from 54,749 a decade earlier.

The East County Regional Center is about five miles farther east, convenient for attorneys and others who use the services of San Diego Superior Court, Sheriff, Probation, District Attorney and other county offices.

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La Mesa Businesses

Hornbrook Center for Dentistry

7777 Alvarado Blvd., Ste. 210
La Mesa, CA
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dentistry
  • Dentists

CBC Solutions

5333 Wellesley St.
La Mesa, CA
  • Computer Sales & Services
  • Computer Services
  • Computers
  • Consultants - Internet
  • Information Technology
  • Internet Service and/or Providers
  • Internet Services
  • Telecommunication Networks
  • Telecommunications
  • Telecommunications Sales & Services
  • Telecommunications Services
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La Mesa in Photos

Spotlight on La Mesa

Once dotted with groves of lemon trees and settled by Spanish missionaries, La Mesa has grown into a sprawling suburb that is now home to nearly 58,000 people. Although it's just east of San Diego, the hilly, arid climate is strikingly different from other parts of the county. The sun is usually shining when it's overcast along the coast.

Homes for Sale

Offered at $449,000

Movie Theaters

5500 Grossmont Center Dr.
La Mesa, CA, 91942

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

La Mesa Videos

Solar installation in La Mesa with Sullivan Solar

March 20, 2013 -- Reporter James Palen goes onsite for a look at a solar installation at a La Mesa home, and takes a look at the various and expanding options for potential residential solar customers. Sullivan Solar explains what people thinking of going solar can expect and how they can make the change to an affordable one.

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