About La Mesa
Beautiful La Mesa, California was founded in 1869 and incorporated as a city in 1912. Today, it is home to a population of nearly 55,000 and well known for several famous athletes and musicians such as Reggie Bush and Eddie Vedder. With its many hills, trees, and bright blue sky, it is no wonder that La Mesa claims to be the "jewel of the hills". Here, in La Mesa, community is important, and the local government offers the people many services and much needed amenities. The city puts out its own newsletter to keep the residents up to date and on the same page. Other community efforts include the well-run farmers' market, holiday parades, and different workshops. Family is a priority in La Mesa, so much so that family fun ranks high on the list at the local community center. Classes and programs for all ages are offered in an effort to keep family together and moving, pursuing enjoyment and closeness as well. For visitors, La Mesa is conveniently located near San Diego State University, the University of San Diego, and the University of California San Diego. Other nearby attractions include the Laguna Mountains, the Pacific Ocean, Mission Bay, and the Mexican border. Even with staying directly in La Mesa, visitors will enjoy the Thursday night car show and other local events as well as the great sense of community and the people of this beautiful "jewel of the hills"