La Mesa is a San Diego suburb that attracts families looking for affordability in a city known for its higher housing costs. Residents enjoy the comfortable atmosphere and feeling of home they get in La Mesa. And living there means you’re just 15 minutes from downtown San Diego and the city's beautiful beaches.
Often when prospective homeowners consider buying in San Diego, La Mesa flies under the radar. It’s worth taking a look, though, at what’s known as “The Jewel of the Hills.”
There are a wide variety of architectural styles throughout the city of La Mesa. Depending on where you go in the suburb, you might see Spanish-style influences, Craftsman bungalows, Art Deco, late Victorian, Prairie, or Tudor. There are several homes in La Mesa that have a Historic Landmark designation.
San Diego is known for its diverse mix of neighborhoods—each of which has a style and personality all its own.