A bedroom community founded in 1888, La Mesa once was one of Southern California's boom towns. Referred to as the Pasadena of San Diego, it was an operating base for the construction of a railroad. Today, this community of hillsides offers custom homes with various vantage points and views of east and western areas of the city and county. Most are tract developments, but there is a selection of older homes.

Community attractions include the Mount Helix cross, where Easter Sunrise services are held annually, and an Oktoberfest celebration. La Mesa is close to Grossmont Community College and San Diego State University, and has recreational centers for children and adults. There are fourteen parks, a public swimming pool, a golf course, a fitness facility, a senior center, a farmers market, and a roller-skating rink.

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East County Inland
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