La Mesa, California 

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Population

60,089

14% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.2%

Median Income

$54,630

Avg. Home Price

$566,000

Best Places to Live in La Mesa, California

Large coastal city complex - Southern California coast, 120 miles south of Los Angeles and 20 miles north of Mexican border
Pros
-Year-round climate
-Recreation
-Attractive suburbs
Cons
-Air quality
-Rapid cost increases
-Growth and sprawl

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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.


QUICK FACTS

City: La Mesa
Zip Codes: 91942 91941
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 28 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in La Mesa is 5.2% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. La Mesa jobs have increased by 2.22%. Learn More...
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. Learn More... or Compare La Mesa's Cost of Living
POPULATION
La Mesa's population is 60,089 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 13.52%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 49 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in La Mesa is $566,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.75%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in La Mesa

It's a good time to buy in La Mesa. Home Appreciation is up 8.8% in the last 12 months. Browse La Mesa Real Estate.

The median home price in La Mesa is $566,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for La Mesa   7 Reviews
Housing And Health Care Quality - 7/10/2015
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revival...I hope - 8/9/2014
Lived in San Diego since '91 purchased here in La Mesa as a place to invest, raise family, call... Read More

Great Place to Live - 5/28/2011
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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ZIP CODES IN LA MESA, CALIFORNIA
91942 91941
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