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    7346 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
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    7400 Parkway Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
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    5560 Shasta Lane, La Mesa, CA 91942
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    4242 Spring St., La Mesa, CA 91941
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    4949 Baltimore Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
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    5636 Amaya Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
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    5636 Amaya Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
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    4508 Third Street, La Mesa, CA 91941
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    5427 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942
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    4341 Spring Street, La Mesa, CA 91941
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    7346 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
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    7480-7487 Mohawk St, La Mesa, CA 91942
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    5427 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942
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    5720 Jackson Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
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    5575 Shasta Lane, La Mesa, CA 91942
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    3753 Fairway Dr, La Mesa, CA 91941
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    5350 Baltimore Dr. #49, La Mesa, CA 91942
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    8585 La Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 91942
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    3917 Conrad Dr, Spring Valley, CA 91977
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    9209 KENWOOD DRIVE, SPRING VALLEY, CA 91977
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    100 Citronica Lane, Lemon Grove, CA 91945
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    2950 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, CA 92020
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    2675 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, CA 92020
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    6575 Jaffe Ct, San Diego, CA 92119
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    6575 Jaffe Ct, San Diego, CA 92119
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Average rent in La Mesa, CA

$2,313/mo La Mesa, CA average rental price, November 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in La Mesa, CA is $2,313.

La Mesa, CA apartment rent ranges

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Getting around in La Mesa, CA

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Very Walkable
33 /100
Some Transit
34 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 79, Transit Score®: 33, Bike Score®: 34

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in La Mesa, CA last updated?

Prices and availability in La Mesa, CA were last updated on 2 Dec 2022.

What are the best apartments in La Mesa, CA?

The best apartments in La Mesa, CA are: SETA, Cove La Mesa, Shasta Lane Apartments, Chateau Spring Terrace Apartments and Jefferson La Mesa.

What is the average rent in La Mesa, CA?

The average rent in La Mesa, CA is $2,313. Start your search for apartments in La Mesa, CA now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in La Mesa, CA?

The price range for a studio apartment in La Mesa, CA is between $1,795 and $3,655. View all studio apartments in La Mesa, CA.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in La Mesa, CA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in La Mesa, CA is between $2,085 and $5,285. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in La Mesa, CA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in La Mesa, CA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in La Mesa, CA is between $1,830 and $5,867. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in La Mesa, CA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in La Mesa, CA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in La Mesa, CA is between $1,890 and $5,474. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in La Mesa, CA.

What type of rental buildings are in La Mesa, CA?

In La Mesa 57% of the housing is rented out compared to 43% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 20% of La Mesa’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 59% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 20% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in La Mesa, CA?

The average age of rental buildings in La Mesa is 42 years old, with 13% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 3 stories, of which 94% are garden-style apartment communities, 2% are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in La Mesa, CA?

Rental apartments in La Mesa come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 3% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 50% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 41% of all rentals in La Mesa. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in La Mesa, CA

La Mesa is a small California town that’s the perfect place for families and young professionals looking to live in a slower-paced, more affordable area without missing out on the fun and amenities of a big city. Located a mere 10 miles from downtown San Diego, this sunny suburb boasts a strong sense of community and a vibrant social scene. Although the cost of living in La Mesa is higher than the national average — which is typical for coastal Californian communities — it is slightly lower than the state average, making it one of the most affordable places to rent in the area. With its pleasant Mediterranean climate year-round, La Mesa has something to offer to everyone, whether you enjoy exploring hiking trails, shopping or trying new cuisines. La Mesa’s diverse population enjoys coming together on numerous street festivals and volunteering opportunities. It is a favorite renting choice for young families and retirees alike, thanks to an excellent school system and a safe living environment.

Renting in La Mesa, CA

La Mesa includes a significant community of renters, with both single-family homes and apartment setups. Thanks to its relatively small size, grocery stores, dining venues and green spaces are typically reachable by foot. Some of the most popular neighborhoods to rent in La Mesa include La Mesa Village, Estridge and Fletcher Hills. Rolondo Knolls also offers some budget-friendly rental options. A notable feature about renting in La Mesa is that the town follows the laws of the State of California, which is a very tenant-friendly state, rather than its own city chart. Some specific issues regarding landlords and renters are addressed in city ordinances.

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La Mesa, CA demographics

La Mesa, CA has a population of 60,208 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,992 of La Mesa’s residents are women and 28,216 are men. The median age of those who live in La Mesa, CA is 35.8.

Shopping in La Mesa, CA

La Mesa offers plenty of shopping opportunities. La Mesa Village, for example, only covers five blocks but is famous for its antique stores and locally owned boutiques. Besides, La Mesa is home to several well-equipped shopping malls, so renters can have their needs covered without driving to nearby San Diego. The most popular shopping venues for renters are the La Mesa Springs shopping center and the Grossmont center. They both feature well-known retailers such as Macy's and Target, as well as specialty stores, wellness and fitness facilities, a movie theater and multiple dining options. La Mesa also hosts a weekly Farmer’s Market so you can try locally-grown goods and healthy food options while enjoying the work of local artisans.

La Mesa, CA households

  • 13,681 Family
    9,842 Non-family
  • 6,304 Children
    17,219 No Children
  • 23,523Total Number of Households
  • 2.53Average People Per Household
  • $71,287Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 23,523 households in La Mesa, CA. 13,681 are family households and 9,842 are non-family households. There are 6,304 households with children in La Mesa and 17,219 households without children. On average, about 2.53 people live in a household in La Mesa, CA.

Transportation in La Mesa, CA

La Mesa is not very walkable, so renters often use their cars to get around. The local government of La Mesa has been making a conscious effort to make the city a more pedestrian- and bike-friendly community. The aim is to provide bike lanes and sidewalks connecting the main interest points throughout the town. Still, La Mesa renters have access to several public transportation options. A trolley connects the main attractions within the city limits, while seven bus routes connect La Mesa to key areas across San Diego County. Although San Diego is a short 20-minute drive away without traffic, the commute times are significantly longer during rush hours since many people choose to rent in La Mesa for its relatively affordable prices but commute to the city for work or school.

La Mesa, CA education statistics

The level of education of the population of La Mesa, CA is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 22% completed some high school, 33% partially completed college, 9% have an Associate Degree, 22% have a Bachelor Degree, and 11% have a Graduate Degree.

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