Just 12 miles East of the Pacific Ocean lies the city of La Mesa, known as the “Jewel of the Hills”. Originally the land was part Mission San Diego de Alcal and was founded as a community in 1869 and incorporated in 1912.
La Mesa encompasses Rolando, Fetcher Hills, The Village, Lake Murray and Mt. Helix. The community is known for its seasonal festivities and its downtown “Village”. It’s a strong community feel focus’ on inclusion, sustainability and health. The community boasts walking paths, a partnership with AARP’s Livable Communities initiative, and its Live Well project geared toward creating a healthier environment.
It is one thing to understand the history of a place and another to truly experience all it has to offer. Take a day to catch up on the neighbor news at the Brew Spot, enjoy lunch on the patio at Sheldon’s Service Station, and have a sustainable, organic delectable meal at The Farmer’s Table. Get out and explore the city by climbing the Secrete Stairs, throw a ball at the dog park at Harry Griffin Park and tour the old train depot at the La Mesa Depot Museum.