People who live in La Mesa apartments will enjoy walking the beautiful streets. The city, along with partners the La Mesa Wellness Task Force and the La Mesa Arts Alliance want to make it easy and beautiful to walk in La Mesa. Just getting outdoors is easy in this city of around 57,000 people.
Over 14 parks dot the landscape of the city with facilities such as ball playing fields, picnic areas, playgrounds for the kids, tennis courts and even an outdoor amphitheater. There's also a skate park and the Junior Seau Sports Complex. Most parks have walking trails, and residents of La Mesa apartments can get "Walking La Mesa" brochures with maps and groups that meet on a regular basis to walk. This "Jewel of the Hills" as the city is called, also has the most public stairways in the San Diego area, built many years ago for easier access between neighborhoods. Found in the Mt. Nebo/Windsor Hills area, the steps will take you to one of the highest elevations in the city at 830 feet.
For the history buffs who live in La Mesa apartments, there are nearly 30 homes and businesses that have been designated as historic landmarks in the city. They all feature unique architecture and have some historical significance. The public events that keep La Mesa residents occupied include a "Back to the 50's Car Show" that is a weekly gathering of classic car enthusiasts. They meet every Thursday night June through August to share their autos and their stories at La Mesa Village.
The fall is the time of the annual Oktoberfest, a three day festival that is attended by over 200,000 people. Then there's the Christmas in the Village celebration that features a Victorian atmosphere with strolling minstrels, carolers and entertainers, as well as carnival rides and Santa Claus.
Grossmont Center is a fabulous shopping venue where you can go to Target for house wares for your La Mesa apartment, as well as shop for yourself and others at specialty clothing, books and nutrition stores.
If you'd like to claim La Mesa as a place for famous people to live, you can easily do that. Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam lead singer is from La Mesa, as well as actor Dennis Hopper, football stars Reggie Bush and Alex Smith and former NBA player Bill Walton.
With the California beach, the world-renowned San Diego Zoo and Sea World under thirty minutes away, residents of La Mesa apartments enjoy calling this city their home.more...