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Pros

-Year-round climate
-Recreation
-Attractive suburbs

Cons

-Air quality
-Rapid cost increases
-Growth and sprawl


What Bert Has To Say About San Diego-Carlsbad Metro Area


San Diego’s endearing ocean-moderated Southern California climate is hard to beat and enables year-round enjoyment of the area’s many outdoor amenities and activities. The economy has typically been strong and the city is well endowed with arts and recreational amenities. This has drawn the crowds, including retirees, overseas and domestic migrants, and migrants from other parts of California. The cost of living, once a relative bargain for California coastal cities, is no longer low. Commute times have risen and air quality problems have worsened.


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Quick Facts About La Mesa


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in La Mesa is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. La Mesa jobs have Increased by 2.22 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, La Mesa's cost of living is 55.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, La Mesa's population is 60,089 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 13.52 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 49 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in La Mesa is $479,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -11.16%.
    SCHOOLS
    La Mesa public schools spend $8,785 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 28 students per teacher in La Mesa.

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  7/10/2015
Housing And Health Care Quality

I Need Correct Information I lived there Over 20 Years... (Read More)

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  8/9/2014
revival...I hope

Lived in San Diego since '91 purchased here in La Mesa as a place to invest, raise family, call... (Read More)

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  5/28/2011
Great Place to Live

La Mesa is wonderful, not too overprice, considering you are a little farther east than the actual city of San Diego, but still super close to a lot of attractions in... (Read More)

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