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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About La Mesa

We are close to the freeway , so commuting isn't too bad . We have great restaurants near by and some pretty good bars .

The local transportation of busses and traffic of taxi and uber. The stores are located for various types of eateries as well

I love how there are all 3 schools grades 1-12 that are walkable in my neighborhood. I also love the fact that the neighborhood is a very quiet neighborhood at night.

THERE ARE A FEW BARS AND RESTURANTS WITH IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT I WOULD LIKE TO CHECK OUT. EVERYTHING IS AT REACH WHETHER TAKING TRANSPORTSTION, GRABBING SOMETHING TO EATOR JUST DOING SOME SHOPPING. EVERYTHING IS CONVIENTLY AT YOUR REACH

In my neighborhood i like to see that everything is clean it is something unique my local favorite are the restaurants there are many and from different countries

It's easy to access stores, malls, the beach, mountains, the zoo, and many other public locations, such as parks and museums.

Who Lives Here

La Mesa Demographics

Education

High School

17%

Associate's

24%

Bachelor's

16%

Master's

7%

Doctorate

36%

Family Size

2 people

42%

3 people

26%

4 people

22%

5 people

6%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

38%

50-100k

33%

100-150k

17%

150-200k

6%

200k+

6%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

9%

20-45

40%

45-65

23%

65+

14%

Affordability

How expensive is it in La Mesa?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Nov '23$1860$2332$2795$2895
Oct '23$1860$2322$2740$3035
Sep '23$1860$2381$2722$2995
Aug '23$1860$2492$2792$3024
Jul '23$1860$2380$2931$2950
Jun '23$1860$2395$2882$2937
May '23$1400$2295$2809$2950
Apr '23$1400$2289$2750$2950
Mar '23$2050$2224$2689$2950
Feb '23$1600$2270$2690$2825
Jan '23$1600$2258$2737$2825
Dec '22$1400$2225$2620$2793

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around La Mesa

La Mesa Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

22%

15-30 Mins

40%

30-40 Mins

21%

40-60 Mins

9%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 6565

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 20 of 34 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 21 of 34 renters

Percentage: 3737

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 20 of 34 renters

Percentage: 4545

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 21 of 34 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 27 of 34 renters

Top Scores: Parks, Art, Medicine

Things To Do In La Mesa

Top Score

Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll be living the park life in La Mesa.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. 57% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

La Mesa draws a crowd for its fine art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 24% more fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't get sick of medical care here.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 57% more medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, La Mesa is a good fit.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 92% more shops than average
  3. 33% more shops than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. La Mesa gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. An average number of grocery stores
  3. 7% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in La Mesa.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 79% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 67% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in La Mesa.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 91% more gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in La Mesa.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. An average number of gas stations
  3. 38% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

La Mesa serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 59% more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in La Mesa.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

La Mesa could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 26% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

La Mesa Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 27 of 34 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 26 of 34 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 26 of 34 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 26 of 34 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 26 of 34 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 23 of 34 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 22 of 34 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 21 of 34 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 21 of 34 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 21 of 34 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 20 of 34 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 19 of 34 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 17 of 34 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 17 of 34 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 19 of 34 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 23 of 34 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 24 of 34 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 25 of 34 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 28 of 34 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 32 of 34 renters

La Mesa Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in La Mesa

9/10

Dailard Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

9/10

Green Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

9/10

Rolando Park Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

8/10

Hearst Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

8/10

Marvin Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

8/10
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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in La Mesa, CA

The city of La Mesa remains committed to serving local apartment residents, providing a variety of popular events and amenities that keep the city unique from its San Diego-area neighbors.

La Mesa apartment renters take pride in their city's efforts to develop a beautiful and alluring community, and they enjoy the fruits of those efforts at a handful of venues. These include La Mesa's 14 parks, which offer trails for joggers and bikers, playing fields and ball courts, and children's playgrounds. The parks are linked by La Mesa's urban walking trails - a network of three separate paths encompassing nearly 10 miles in all and offering varying degrees of difficulty for runners and cyclists.

Apartment residents in La Mesa also frequently visit Lake Murray, a nearby reservoir that offers a great way to cool down during California's hot summers. Those renting apartments in La Mesa can take a refreshing dip into the lake's cool waters or simply lounge alongside the water and soak in the San Diego sun.

La Mesa offers a number of community events for apartment residents looking to get involved and interact with their neighbors. The city's farmer's market provides fresh produce and locally produced food, while an annual parade has been held each year on Flag Day since 1997. The city's annual car show thrills La Mesa apartment renters and visitors from around Southern California, while thousands turn out for the annual three-night Oktoberfest celebration.

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