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La Mesa Apartments
Last updated February 26 2024 at 3:01 AM

La Mesa, CA
321 Apartments for Rent

La Mesa Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 59,249
Population Density: 6,514.7 people/sq mile

What locals are saying

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

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Weather

La Mesa Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in La Mesa is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in La Mesa is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in La Mesa is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in La Mesa


Elementary Schools

8 /10
La Mesa Arts Academy
Public
4-8
Public
4-8
1,085 Students
10 Reviews
1,085
Students
10 Reviews
6 /10
Lemon Avenue Elementary School
Public
K-6
Public
K-6
618 Students
21 Reviews
618
Students
21 Reviews
6 /10
La Mesa Dale Elementary School
Public
K-6
Public
K-6
476 Students
18 Reviews
476
Students
18 Reviews

Middle Schools

8 /10
La Mesa Arts Academy
Public
4-8
Public
4-8
1,085 Students
10 Reviews
1,085
Students
10 Reviews
6 /10
Parkway Middle School
Public
7-8
Public
7-8
823 Students
9 Reviews
823
Students
9 Reviews
5 /10
Vista La Mesa Academy
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
632 Students
14 Reviews
632
Students
14 Reviews

High Schools

10 /10
Helix High School
Charter
9-12
Charter
9-12
2,428 Students
15 Reviews
2,428
Students
15 Reviews
5 /10
Learning Choice Academy
Charter
K-12
Charter
K-12
566 Students
20 Reviews
566
Students
20 Reviews

What Renters Say about La Mesa


Apartment List has released the results for La Mesa from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
84%
Weather
76%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
59%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
59%
Safety and Crime Rate
59%
Social Life
52%
Public Transit
45%
Commute Time
45%
Pet Friendliness
32%
State and Local Taxes
19%
Affordability
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Average rent in La Mesa, California

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in La Mesa is $2,460, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,060. Rent rates updated 4 days ago
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Find an apartment for rent in La Mesa, CA


Searching for an apartment for rent in La Mesa, CA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 321 available rental units listed on Apartment List in La Mesa. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in La Mesa is $1,895 for a studio, $2,460 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $3,060 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of La Mesa apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next La Mesa, CA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in La Mesa?

In La Mesa, the average rent is $1,895 for a studio, $2,460 for a 1-bedroom, $3,060 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,533 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in La Mesa, check out our monthly La Mesa Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in La Mesa?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in La Mesa by using the cheap apartments filter.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in La Mesa?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find La Mesa apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in La Mesa?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in La Mesa.

How can I find off-campus housing in La Mesa?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around La Mesa. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include San Diego City College, University of California-San Diego, Chapman University, Vanguard University of Southern California, and University of San Diego.