LA MESA

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Median Price $375,000
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La Mesa Real Estate
 
La Mesa lies directly to the east of the City of San Diego. The city incorporated in 1912 with a population of 700. The area has grown from a sleepy agricultural community into a thriving city of 60,000 residents who enjoy its rolling hills and gorgeous views. The area includes The Grossmont Center, a major regional mall, and the La Mesa Springs shopping center.

Real estate offerings in La Mesa consist primarily of single-family detached homes, which range in price from the high $300,000s to $3.5 million. Many homes offer scenic mountain, city or bay views. Homes in Vista La Mesa, La Mesa Park and Lake Murray Village range in price from $300,000s to $500,000s, while large estate properties in Mount Helix, Explorer Ridge Estates and Eastridge Estates range up to $1 million and more. College Hill homes are priced from the mid $400,000s to the low $600,000s. Homes in La Mesa Highlands and Spring Valley Terrace are priced in the $600,000s and those in Calavo Gardens and Rancho San Diego are priced from the low $700,000s.

Mount Helix is the most upscale of La Mesa’s subdivisions. Hilltop estates in Mount Helix offer spectacular views across the surrounding valleys. Many of these are custom homes with large lots affording great space and privacy. Dating from the early 1900s, the homes in Mount Helix are influenced by early California architecture and include a mix of Spanish style and ranch residences, as well as brand new custom craftsman and Mediterranean homes. Mt. Helix Foothills and Mt. Helix Homelands, both older developments, offer homes in the $500,000 range while the newest custom estates begin at the million-dollar mark.

Rolando, an area of La Mesa that has experienced a renaissance, is one of the more affordable areas in San Diego. Enriched by the addition of the new community center on University Avenue, Rolando includes Rolando Knolls, Rolando Glen, Dennstedt Heights, Parkman Estates, College Avenue Tract, and Seminole Terrace.

More affordable still is the Grossmont area. With its close proximity to Grossmont College and San Diego State University, as well as the Grossmont Center shopping area, this subdivision offers a number of apartments, townhomes, and condominiums that are ideal for first time homebuyers. Of course, as with all San Diego real estate, there are exceptions: Grossmont Park homes are close to $1 million.