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Area Description

The city of La Mesa is known as the "Jewel of the Hills" since its early beginnings. It is located a short drive from downtown San Diego, the mountains and the beaches. More than 55,000 people now call this desirable city their home.

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   La Mesa is famous for Oktoberfest, Farmer's Market, Car Show, Flag Day Parade, Christmas in the Village and many art galleries and antique shops. The La Mesa area boasts many outdoor activities including fishing, boating, biking and running at Lake Murray, panoramic views from Mt. Helix, and hiking Cowles Mountain and nearby Mission Gorge Trails. Local merchants and business owners bask in year-round sunshine as they showcase their goods and services outside for shoppers to see. This unique downtown business community boasts dozens of antique shops and many streets of indoor and outdoor dining. Merchants in other areas of the city, including the Grossmont Center regional mall, Fletcher Parkway and Lake Murray Boulevard, offer a variety of restaurants, big box and family-owned retail stores and many recreational parks for locals and visitors to enjoy.

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We have the Metropolitan Transit System, as well as buses that travel to many surrounding areas. The Rides4Neighbors program offers safe, reliable, personalized transportation to adults over 60, or disabled adults, who cannot drive. Rides are provided by our volunteer drivers who truly care about each and every individual they transport.

Medical Facilities


Sharp Grossmont Hospital, located in La Mesa, is the largest health care facility in East San Diego County and is known for outstanding programs in heart care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, stroke care and women's health. The emergency room is one of the nation's most technologically advanced intensive care and emergency facilities. Sharp Grossmont is a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  47.0  58.5  70.0  2.4 "
 Feb  48.0  58.5  69.0  2.5 "
 Mar  50.0  60.5  71.0  2.4 "
 Apr  53.0  63.5  74.0  0.9 "
 May  57.0  66.0  75.0  0.2 "
 Jun  60.0  69.5  79.0  0.1 "
 Jul  63.0  73.5  84.0  0.0 "
 Aug  65.0  75.5  86.0  0.0 "
 Sep  63.0  74.0  85.0  0.2 "
 Oct  58.0  68.5  79.0  0.7 "
 Nov  51.0  62.5  74.0  1.5 "
 Dec  46.0  57.5  69.0  1.9 "


Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the low 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Fall temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Winter temperatures are cool with averages in the upper 50's and highs in the upper 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 40's.

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Cost of Living for La Mesa, CA

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Senior Assistance in La Mesa, CA

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