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109 Apartments for rent in La Mesa, CA

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Last updated May 30 at 03:30am
La Mesa
13 Units Available
Seta
7346 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,035
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,215
1123 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,966
1369 sqft
Great location for commuters, just off of I-8 and close to 70th Street train station. Residents enjoy units with patio or balcony, granite counters and garbage disposal. Community includes pool, parking, playground and BBQ grill.
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Last updated May 30 at 03:30am
La Mesa
24 Units Available
The District
8727 Fletcher Pkwy, La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,866
656 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,111
1122 sqft
Peaceful community just steps from the Grossmont Trolley Station and close to Grossmont Shopping Center, Interstate 8 and Highway 125. Units have French doors, double sinks and modern kitchens.
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Last updated May 30 at 03:30am
La Mesa
5 Units Available
Trolley Palm
4302 Palm Ave, La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,715
776 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
911 sqft
We are excited to announce, we are under new ownership and new management! Come check out our newly upgraded apartment homes. You will love living here. Call us today to schedule a tour of your new home!
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Last updated May 29 at 10:36pm
La Mesa
13 Units Available
eaves La Mesa
5679 Amaya Dr, La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,635
647 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,017
968 sqft
Near Parkway Middle School, Northmont Park and Highway 125. Modern community with on-site amenities such as a pool, gym and basketball court. Balconies and patios on suites. In-unit laundry and updated appliances throughout.
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Last updated May 30 at 03:30am
La Mesa
8 Units Available
Central Park La Mesa
5636 Amaya Dr, La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,859
631 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,967
956 sqft
Close to Highway 125 and Northmount Park. Peaceful community living includes a pool, playground, and media room. Homes feature stainless steel kitchen appliances, furniture, and a fireplace.
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La Mesa
8 Units Available
Adagio
5427 Lake Murray Blvd, La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,816
631 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,920
867 sqft
Located close to Grossmont Center, San Diego State University and Regional Park. Luxury rentals feature newly remodeled kitchens and private patio/balcony. Community has resort-style pool, playground and clubhouse.
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Last updated May 30 at 03:30am
La Mesa
7 Units Available
Cove La Mesa
7400 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,700
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,050
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,395
1025 sqft
Contemporary apartments with walk-in closets and ceiling fans. Enjoy an on-site pool and fitness center. Right beside I-8. Near Mission Trails Golf Course. Minutes from San Diego State University.
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Last updated May 30 at 03:30am
La Mesa
1 Unit Available
Villa Capri
4508 3rd St, La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,070
1250 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Fully-equipped kitchens have microwaves and garbage disposal. Spacious walk-in closets and extra storage. Hang out in the recreation room or at the BBQ area. Located near freeway and bus route.
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Last updated May 30 at 06:59am
La Mesa
3 Units Available
Elán Avante Apartment Homes
8515 Chloe Ave, La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,695
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
925 sqft
Gated community minutes away from Grossmont Center. Spacious apartments homes with designer amenities, private balconies and fully equipped kitchens. Full-time emergency maintenance and friendly on-site staff. Launch facility, open parking and available carports.
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Last updated May 30 at 03:30am
La Mesa
4 Units Available
Shasta Lane
5560 Shasta Ln, La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,735
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,095
975 sqft
Modern apartments have electronic thermostats and high-speed internet. Complex has a resort-style pool and spa. Located near Mission Trails Regional Park. Several public transit options nearby.
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Last updated May 30 at 03:30am
La Mesa
2 Units Available
Echo Pointe
4300 Echo Ct, La Mesa, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,011
849 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,378
1200 sqft
LUXURY & STYLE IN THE PERFECT LOCATION At Echo Pointe, we pride ourselves on offering apartments that you’ll be proud to call home.
Last updated May 30 at 07:24am
La Mesa
1 Unit Available
4170 Massachusetts Ave
4170 Massachusetts Avenue, La Mesa, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,650
1395 sqft
Don't let the address fool you! Entry and driveway is off Blackton. This home has Flooring throughout the first floor, white kitchen Cabinets, Quartz counters, Stainless steel appliances. Large master suite with dual vanities.
Last updated May 30 at 07:24am
La Mesa
1 Unit Available
4515 4th Street
4515 4th Street, La Mesa, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,095
1017 sqft
This well-appointed 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is located in Downtown La Mesa in the Village near shopping, dining, entertainment and transportation. The kitchen includes a dishwasher, microwave range, stove and refrigerator.
Last updated May 30 at 08:40am
La Mesa
1 Unit Available
4370 Rosebud Lane
4370 Rosebud Lane, La Mesa, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
800 sqft
Beautiful Spacious 2Bdm 1Ba unit in the heart of La Mesa in sunny San Diego, this unit is a part of 8 units building.Great location, location, location! only mins from Hwy8, Hwy94, Hwy125 and University Ave.
Last updated May 30 at 08:40am
La Mesa
1 Unit Available
6093 Horton Drive
6093 Horton Drive, La Mesa, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
800 sqft
2bd/1bth duplex with own private backyard and detached single car garage. Copy this link to your browser to schedule a showing at your convenience. https://homes.rently.
Last updated May 29 at 10:06am
La Mesa
1 Unit Available
6095 Avenorra Ave.
6095 Avenorra Drive, La Mesa, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,895
4 bedrooms, 2 baths, Fireplace, Pool, Detached Poolroom. MUST SEE!!! - 6095 Avenorra Ave. is located in La Mesa. This single-family home features; 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, large open kitchen with fridge, stove, oven, microwave, and a dishwasher.
Last updated May 29 at 10:06am
La Mesa
1 Unit Available
5084 Guava Ave Unit 111
5084 Guava Avenue, La Mesa, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,095
1503 sqft
5084 Guava Ave Unit 111 Available 06/01/20 3 Bedroom La Mesa Townhome Coming Soon!!! - Gorgeous & Updated Two Story Cape Cod Townhome! In a beautiful community pool & spa in a prime La Mesa location! Beautiful wood laminate floors and upgraded
Last updated May 29 at 10:06am
La Mesa
1 Unit Available
7324 Orien Ave
7324 Orien Avenue, La Mesa, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,895
2377 sqft
7324 Orien Ave Available 07/09/20 4BR 3BA La Mesa Home - Views of Downtown and Ocean, AC, Solar, 2 Car Garage, Pet Friendly, Herb Garden.
Last updated May 29 at 10:06am
La Mesa
1 Unit Available
4675 Munroe St. #B
4675 Munroe Street, La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,595
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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4675 Munroe St. #B Available 06/01/20 Beautiful 1 Bed/1Bath in La Mesa with Amazing Views! - Beautifully updated 1 bedroom with large yard and views. Very Open Layout. Like new paint and flooring. Private back entrance. Upgraded bathroom.
Last updated May 29 at 10:06am
La Mesa
1 Unit Available
4628 Date Ave.
4628 Date Ave, La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,850
741 sqft
Victorian Apartment Fully Remodeled 1st floor 1 bedroom 1 bath Apartment - Victorian Apartment in the Historic District of La Mesa. Beautiful & fully remodeled with modern furnishings 1st floor 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment.
Last updated May 29 at 10:06am
La Mesa
1 Unit Available
6075 Kelton Ave
6075 Kelton Avenue, La Mesa, CA
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,500
900 sqft
6075 Kelton Ave Available 06/01/20 Newly Remodeled 3 Bed/2Bath in La Mesa!! - 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Single Family House. Open layout with Nice Hardwood/Carpet. Brand New Kitchen and Bathrooms.
Last updated May 29 at 10:06am
La Mesa
1 Unit Available
4900 Rosehedge Drive #202
4900 Rose Hedge Drive, La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,550
870 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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1 Bedroom La Mesa Condo! - Relaxing Condo Complex. This unit features A/C , big balcony, double vanity in masterbedroom with plenty of closet space.
Last updated May 29 at 10:06am
La Mesa
1 Unit Available
5661 Lake Park Way #5
5661 Lake Park Way, La Mesa, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
966 sqft
5661 Lake Park Way #5 Available 07/15/20 Large Condo with Garage close to Lake Murray! - Enjoy the convenient location of this spacious condo! Close to Lake Murray, Mission Trails Regional Park, Shopping and Schools, this is the perfect
Last updated May 29 at 10:06am
La Mesa
1 Unit Available
9320 Earl St #45
9320 Earl Street, La Mesa, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,600
700 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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9320 Earl St #45 Available 06/08/20 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Single Story Condo; Ground Floor unit - Single story condo, ground floor unit at the Grossmont Villas complex in La Mesa. Conveniently located off Severin and Amaya Dr.

Median Rent in La Mesa

Last updated May 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in La Mesa is $1,440, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,868.
Studio
$1,300
1 Bed
$1,440
2 Beds
$1,868
3+ Beds
$2,690
City GuideLa Mesa
La Mesa is the hometown of such legends as Dennis Hopper, Eddie Vedder and Dave Mustaine.

La Mesa is a city on the move, and not just because of its proximity to the San Andreas fault! This city has been growing in recent years and has topped 57,000 residents. This is largely due to the economic management of the city and the high priority that the city council places on economic development. In addition to being a business-friendly community, the city is also focused on making the community one that attracts individuals looking for a nice place to raise a family or just live a great life. There are numerous festivals and fairs throughout the year and an outstanding parks and recreation department.

Moving to La Mesa

Moving here is a snap. It's large enough to offer every amenity but still small enough not to go overboard on the documentation to rent a place. You will need proof of income, and letters of reference from past landlords always help. They will run a credit check but it's nothing to sweat. If you have pets, make sure you have documentation from your vet that they are healthy and have the required vaccinations; a reference letter about their character doesn't hurt either!

What it will cost
We are talking about southern California here, so don't expect Midwest-cheap when it comes to your rent. Funny thing is that by California standards it really is pretty inexpensive. If you are from elsewhere in the state, you will likely be surprised at what you get for a mild groan. Two to three bedrooms is fairly standard but there are some all bills paid executive suites as well.

Neighborhoods

Small places like this don't do the whole neighborhood thing the way you expect from larger places like Los Angeles. Here they are more city designations for voting and real estate matters.

Calavo Gardens and Grandview:This is an older and more established section of La Mesa. Many residents have likely lived here for five or more years. This is where you will find doctors, lawyers, executives and professors at the peak of their careers. It's a more expensive area overall but there are a fair number of rentals available and you can normally get a pretty good deal on them. $$$$$

Mount Helix:While many of the homes here are older, there are also newer townhouses and apartment buildings in this area as well. This is an upper income area, but to put it into perspective, you will find lawyers here that are junior partners. There are also quite a few doctors and IT people in this neighborhood.$$$$

Lemon:This area is primarily comprised of older large homes that were converted into smaller apartments. The conversion was well done and the homes are great, with all the modern touches you could want. You will find a lot of government workers here, as well as some active duty military, but mostly local city government workers. $$$

Gateside and Lake Murray:College students especially love this section of La Mesa. Interestingly, the rents are still reasonable even though many areas popular with college students are the opposite. The noise level in this part of town gets a bit high but nothing that shutting your windows can't fix. $$$

University:This is about middle of the road for La Mesa. It's about average on rents, average on income and average on people. Most of the people living here are middle income professionals with children. The schools are great and that is a big attraction. There are quite a few vacancies here so if you have kids be sure to give it a look. If you are single and looking for someplace with action, keep looking. This is a nice quiet neighborhood.$$$

Cowles Mountain:If you are looking for a great place to raise a family and happen to be an IT professional, this is the neighborhood for you. Many people who live here are in the tech industry. There are also quite a few other professionals, namely doctors and lawyers, who are just starting out and and trying to pay off those pesky student loans. Plenty of vacancies here: the rate is the highest in La Mesa. You should have your pick of places so enjoy the hunt.$$

City Center:Older homes dominate this part of La Mesa. This is a hotbed of retired professionals, as well as young families just starting out. It's quiet, safe and the schools are good. Plenty of rentals here and most fall in the 2-3 bedroom range so you shouldn't have trouble finding a place that fits you and your family.$

Living in La Mesa

Lots to Do, Lots to See Living here is a treat, especially if you like hot summers and cool winters. Don't expect a white Christmas in La Mesa, but with a December average high temperature of over 76 degrees, don't be surprised if you can hit the beach! This incredible weather leads to the average person spending a great deal of time out of doors. There are several urban hiking and walking groups in La Mesa with divisions for every age and fitness level. There is also the public swimming pool, though many homes and apartment buildings have their own swimming pools. There are also several parks, such as the Aztec Park, that make great places for picnics and spending an afternoon with the family.

History has an important place in La Mesa, and in 2012 the city celebrated its centennial. There is also the Historical Society and several local historical attractions such as the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum and the Horseless Carriage Foundation. A popular shopping location in the city is the La Mesa Antique Mall on Palm Avenue. This mall showcases local antiques and crafts created locally.

Make New Friends, Eat Good Food
We need to discuss the social scene in La Mesa. It's a good one. Whenever someone relocates there are certain things that they need to start feeling at home in their new community. Most people need to find a place for Mexican and Asian food as well as a good pizza place and somewhere to get a great burger. You just don't feel like you belong until these particular ducks are in a row.

In La Mesa, Mexican food is on every corner. However, the best Mexican food is at Casa De Pico on Grossmont Center Drive. Everything there is great but their Shrimp Cobb Salad and Enchiladas Rancheras are outstanding. The salsa is made fresh daily. It's really great food and good prices.

There are two outstanding choices for Asian cuisine: Arigato, a Japanese place over on Baltimore, and Tamarind for Thai food on University. The Kao Pad Poo at Tamarind is excellent for anyone who loves both Thai food and crab. At Arigato, the sushi reigns supreme! Both places serve great food at terrific prices with quality service.

For absolutely the best pizza ever, you have to try D'Amatos Pizza on La Mesa Boulevard. This is old-world style pizza and it's incredible. They also have pasta, Calzone and specialty sandwiches. It's the pizza that is important. They deliver, which is nice and unusual for a family-owned place.

Burgers are very important. You need to know where to get one in your new community. The best place in La Mesa is BJ's on Grossmont Center Drive. The Classic is your regular burger, but if you are in the mood to branch out there are also a few other options, like the bacon, blue cheese and jalapeno burgers. They are served with fries, as they should be. There is a full menu here and the baby back ribs are the best you will find around. The meat is fall-off-the-bone tender and the sauce is addictive.

If you are looking for something different, like really different, head over to The Riviera Supper Club and Turquoise Room on University. This is a do-it-yourself steakhouse. You have a few drinks, grill your own meat and have a blast doing it! This might not be for everyone but you should probably try it; it will give you something interesting to post on Facebook.

June 2020 La Mesa Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2020 La Mesa Rent Report. La Mesa rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the La Mesa rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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June 2020 La Mesa Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2020 La Mesa Rent Report. La Mesa rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the La Mesa rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

La Mesa rent trends were flat over the past month

Over the past month La Mesa rents have remained steady. Currently, median rents in La Mesa stand at $1,440 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,869 for a two-bedroom. La Mesa's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.7%, as well as the national average of 0.8%.

    Rents rising across the San Diego Metro

    While rents have remained steady in the city of La Mesa throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in 7 of of the largest 10 cities in the San Diego metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • National City has seen rents fall by 1.6% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,324.
    • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,548; the city has also seen rent growth of 3.0% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to La Mesa

    Rent growth in La Mesa has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, La Mesa is less affordable for renters.

    • Other cities across the state have seen rents slightly increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 0.7% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.2% in San Jose.
    • La Mesa's median two-bedroom rent of $1,869 is above the national average of $1,194. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.8% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in La Mesa.
    • While rents in La Mesa remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.3%), Austin (+1.3%), and Seattle (+1.2%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,104, $1,461, and $1,688 respectively.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in La Mesa than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,104, where La Mesa is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    San Diego
    $1,580
    $2,050
    -0.2%
    0.8%
    Chula Vista
    $1,650
    $2,140
    -0.3%
    -0.5%
    Oceanside
    $1,810
    $2,350
    -0.1%
    2%
    Escondido
    $1,450
    $1,880
    0
    0.5%
    Carlsbad
    $1,960
    $2,550
    -0.3%
    3%
    El Cajon
    $1,270
    $1,650
    0
    -0.3%
    Vista
    $1,440
    $1,870
    -0.1%
    0.3%
    San Marcos
    $1,560
    $2,020
    -0.4%
    0.9%
    Encinitas
    $1,930
    $2,500
    -0.1%
    1.9%
    National City
    $1,020
    $1,320
    0
    -1.6%
    La Mesa
    $1,440
    $1,870
    0
    0.4%
    Spring Valley
    $1,360
    $1,760
    -0.1%
    -1.1%
    Coronado
    $2,960
    $3,840
    -0.2%
    1.1%
    Solana Beach
    $2,280
    $2,950
    -0.4%
    2.4%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

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    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much is rent in La Mesa?
    In La Mesa, the median rent is $1,300 for a studio, $1,440 for a 1-bedroom, $1,868 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,690 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in La Mesa, check out our monthly La Mesa Rent Report.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around La Mesa?
    Some of the colleges located in the La Mesa area include University of California-San Diego, Cuyamaca College, San Diego City College, Palomar College, and San Diego Mesa College. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to La Mesa?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to La Mesa from include San Diego, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, and Vista.

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