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Overview of La Mesa

Commonly referred to as the "Jewel of the Hills," La Mesa, Calif., is located in the rolling hills of San Diego County. Many residents of La Mesa apartments for rent considered it a desirable place to live because of its proximity to many commercial and residential areas and its quaint downtown village. This city is a fun spot for people of all ages, and displays its unique character through events such as its ongoing Thursday Night Car Show in the summer and seasonal farmers market. La Mesa has a population of about 58,000 residents, the U.S. Census Bureau reports. Many apartments for rent in La Mesa offer locals quick access to a variety of amenities throughout the region. Residents are close to the Mission Bay, La Jolla Shores and the Pacific Ocean, where they can enjoy breathtaking views of the water year-round.l

Living in La Mesa

There's a lot to like about La Mesa, including the rentals available in the area. Many La Mesa apartments for rent are close to neighboring cities, including El Cajon, Lemon Grove and San Diego. La Mesa's location even gives residents fast access to Mexico, which is about 25 miles south of the city.

La Mesa celebrated its centennial in 2012, but the community traces much of its development back to 1906. The city developed from an agricultural territory to a residential community after Sherman Grable purchased 100 acres in the Date Avenue area from a local land developer. Grable and Charles Park created the Park-Grable Investment Company, which turned 200 acres in central La Mesa into 1,000 lots. On February 16, 1912, the city was officially incorporated with a population of 700 residents.

La Mesa Apartments and Cost of Living

Living in La Mesa can get expensive, so consider some of these numbers before finding La Mesa apartements for rent. AreaVibes reports that the cost of living in La Mesa apartments is 24 percent greater than the national average, and the median rental rates in La Mesa are 41.9 percent greater than the national average. However, it's hard to put a price on sunshine and warm temperatures, and La Mesa has both of these year round.

Apartments in La Mesa Work and Study

According to the City of La Mesa, the city is a much sought after business location due to the region's superior transportation network that includes three major freeways and two trolley lines. If higher education brings you to look for apartments in La Mesa, San Diego State University, University of California, San Diego and San Diego Mesa College are just some of the top universities in the area.

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San Diego, CA 92123

$1,835 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Kearny Mesa)


$1,835 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
21

San Diego, CA 92120

$2,999 and up

2-3 Beds2-3 Baths

San Diego, CA (Del Cerro, Eastern San Diego)


$2,999 and up

2-3 Beds2-3 Baths
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41

El Cajon, CA 92020

$1,250 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

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3

San Diego, CA 92120

Contact for Pricing

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, San Carlos)

(3)

Contact for Pricing

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
3

San Diego, CA 92108

$1,575 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Grantville)

(3)

$1,575 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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El Cajon, CA 92019

$1,572 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

El Cajon, CA (Rancho San Diego)


$1,572 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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San Diego, CA 92108

$1,680 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Mission Valley...)

(25)

$1,680 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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735

San Diego, CA 92108

$1,869 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Mission Valley...)

(735)

$1,869 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA 92123

$1,985 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Kearny Mesa)


$1,985 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
117

San Diego, CA 92108

$1,880 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Serra Mesa)

(117)

$1,880 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
44

San Diego, CA 92108

$2,175 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Serra Mesa)

(44)

$2,175 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Lakeside, CA 92040

$1,225 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Lakeside, CA (Winter Gardens)


$1,225 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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238

San Diego, CA 92123

$2,005 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Birdland, Eastern San Diego)

(238)

$2,005 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10

San Diego, CA 92123

$1,965 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Serra Mesa)

(10)

$1,965 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
22

San Diego, CA 92123

$1,795 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Eastern San Diego, Kearny Mesa)


$1,795 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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183

San Diego, CA 92108

$2,415 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Linda Vista, Western San Diego)

(183)

$2,415 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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469

San Diego, CA 92101

$1,675 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Core-Columbia)

(469)

$1,675 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
53

San Diego, CA 92101

$2,365 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, Cortez)

(53)

$2,365 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA 92101

$1,830 and up

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, East Village)


$1,830 and up

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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73

San Diego, CA 92101

$1,795 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

San Diego, CA (Central San Diego, East Village)

(73)

$1,795 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths