About La Mesa
From the 1912 burgeoning community of 700 citrus farmers, the City of La Mesa has emerged as a suburban neighborhood renowned for its “small town” character. Complete with a historic downtown Village , family-friendly neighborhoods, good schools and recreational activities.
Leaders in Education
La Mesa is home to two high-performing independent school districts in the area as well as several independent private and charter schools. The La Mesa-Spring Valley School District operates most of the elementary and middle schools in the city, while the Grossmont Union High School District operates Helix High School.
Walkway of the Stars
In the heart of the business district this urban mini-park is adorned with murals painted on the sides of the buildings celebrating volunteers who have accumulated more than 10,000 hours of service. Their commitments memorializing the spirit of La Mesa’s tradition of a giving community.
May 31, 2014 – this annual patriotic celebration winds along La Mesa Blvd.
For more than 40 years, this annual 3-day Oktoberfest celebration is the largest Oktoberfest west of the Mississippi. Welcoming locals and visitors alike – this family friendly event is one of a kind with food, live entertainment and games for the kids.
Back to the 50s Car show
For a succession of Thursday nights from mid-June until the end of August, this car show draws friends, family and car enthusiasts alike to walk along the boulevard, and take in the local fair.
Christmas in the Village
For one weekend in December the La Mesa Village is transformed into a Victorian holiday wonderland with strolling minstrels, carolers, street entertainers and booths selling unique gifts and crafts.
Antique Street Fair
Renowned for its feel of a mid-west flea market with live music, food and entertainment, this annual event is a day full of Antique Dealers displaying their wares to treasure hunting participants.
With a strong commitment to outdoor living, La Mesa has 14 beautiful parks highlighted by La Mesita Park and Junior Seau Sports Complex with a skate park, tennis courts, and lighted football/soccer fields.
Mission Trails Regional Park encompasses nearly 5,800 acres of both natural and developed recreational acres. Its rugged hills, valleys and open areas represent a San Diego prior to the landing of Cabrillo in San Diego Bay in 1542.
It is one of the largest regional urban parks in the U.S. and home to Lake Murray (Reservoir) which is a popular spot for bicycling, jogging, picnicking and fishing.