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Last updated February 26 2021 at 1:41 AM

357 Cheap Apartments for rent in La Mesa, CA

Finding cheap apartments in La Mesa takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters ... Read Guide >
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Trolley Palm
4302 Palm Ave
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,600
776 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 26 at 01:41 AM
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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23 Units Available
The District
8727 Fletcher Pkwy
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,816
656 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,745
1122 sqft
Last updated February 26 at 01:41 AM
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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4 Units Available
The Palms of La Mesa
7481 Mohawk St
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,688
649 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,822
836 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 26 at 01:41 AM
Nestled in a mature residential community just minutes from I-8 & accessible via the San Diego Metro Transit System, The Palms of La Mesa offers you the perfect mixture of convenience & location. Located just one block from the tree lined streets and quaint shops and restaurants along El Cajon Blvd, minutes from the Grossmont Shopping Center, San Diego State University and San Diego's world famous beaches, The Palms of La Mesa puts you in close proximity to the best San Diego has to offer in a location you'll be proud to call home. With professional management, spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, two sparkling pools, on-site laundry & excellent customer service, you'll understand why The Palms of La Mesa should be your new home.
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10 Units Available
Cove La Mesa
7400 Parkway Dr
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,775
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,195
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 26 at 01:41 AM
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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2 Units Available
Echo Pointe
4300 Echo Ct
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
2 Bedrooms
$1,810
849 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 26 at 01:41 AM
LUXURY & STYLE IN THE PERFECT LOCATION At Echo Pointe, we pride ourselves on offering apartments that you’ll be proud to call home. Our two- and three-bedroom floor plans are designed to offer style as well as space, and each apartment is home to a range of amenities and other conveniences that you’ll enjoy on a daily basis. In-apartment conveniences include (but are not limited to) the following: New carpeting and beautiful plank flooring Air conditioning and ceiling fans Quartz countertops Extra storage Stove, dishwasher and refrigerator Spectacular views from select apartments You’ll love our apartments. Contact us today to schedule a tour and discover how luxury living at Echo Pointe can fit into your lifestyle.
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3 Units Available
Shasta Lane
5560 Shasta Ln
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,750
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 26 at 01:41 AM
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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3 Units Available
Central Park La Mesa
5636 Amaya Dr
La Mesa, CA | El Cajon
1 Bedroom
$1,875
631 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
956 sqft
Last updated February 26 at 01:41 AM
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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3 Units Available
Elán Mesa Lofts
7491 Collins Avenue
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
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1 Bedroom
$1,695
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 26 at 12:17 AM
Residents enjoy communal pool and impeccable landscaping. Apartments have patio or balcony, black appliances, and breakfast bar. Great location, minutes from Mission Trails Regional Park.
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2 Units Available
Elán Avante Apartment Homes
8515 Chloe Ave
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,665
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 26 at 12:13 AM
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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8 Units Available
eaves La Mesa
5679 Amaya Dr
La Mesa, CA | El Cajon
1 Bedroom
$1,824
647 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,070
968 sqft
Last updated February 25 at 01:02 PM
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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4590 Date Ave.
4590 Date Avenue
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
900 sqft
Last updated February 26 at 01:17 AM
This updated 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom downstairs apartment resides in a small, peaceful 12 unit complex and is in a great residential neighborhood, walking distance to Downtown La Mesa. Come enjoy all the Shops, Restaurants, and much more "The Village," has to offer! The updated kitchen features granite counters, cherry wood cabinets and all stainless steel appliances (stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher). The living room has a wall A/C unit to keep you cool in the coming summer months. For your convenience there is an onsite laundry room, 1 designated parking space and plenty of off street parking available as well. Don't let this amazing opportunity pass you by, give us a call today!
1 Unit Available
4427 Rosebud Lane
4427 Rosebud Lane
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
2 Bedrooms
$1,645
752 sqft
Last updated February 26 at 12:51 AM
This small apartment community is located in the heart of La Mesa. You are a short walk to schools, parks and bus lines. Just a short drive to get you into La Mesa Village for some excellent restaurants, boutiques and a trolley stop. Easy freeway access. This complex offers on-site laundry and off-street assigned parking. The courtyard area has some nice shade trees to help cool the summer days. The unit has tile floors throughout and shaded private yard. 1 Assigned ParkingSpace Walking distance to Helix High School, LMAAC & Dale PLEASE NOTE: UNIT IS STILL OCCUPIED THROUGH 2/28/21. Please call for details and to be added to the list Showings while unit is occupied is possible, however with Tenant Permission Salvador Carranza, CADRE#01746275 619-980-6076 Rental Criteria -must have gross income of at least 2.5 times the rent or more -must have minimum credit score of 550; scores of 550-650 may require higher deposit -5 years good rental history -No Evictions or debt owed to prior landlord -Pet Policy: Small Pets only. Restrictions Apply. Additional Depsoit of $250.00 required. 2 Pet Max -Application fees: $45 per adult Flying Dog Enterprises, Inc. www.flyingdogenterprises.com (619) 698-7520 BRE #01004279 Rental Terms: Rent: $1,645, Application Fee: $45, Security Deposit: $1,595, Available 3/12/21 Pet Policy: Cats allowed, Small dogs allowed Contact us to schedule a showing.
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4663 Spring Street
4663 Spring St
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,865
700 sqft
Last updated February 26 at 12:51 AM
Beautifully Done La Mesa Village Cottage!!!! LOOK NO MORE because THIS IS IT This unit is located just 1 block south of La Mesa Village. It is walking distance to ALL La Mesa Village has to offer from groceries and restaurants to entertainment and Trolley transportation. PERFECT for that professional with the ability to work remotely from home. This 1 Bedroom with BONUS room has beautiful upgrades that include newer kitchen cabinets and counter, appliances, hardwood flooring, bathroom vanity cabinet and tub surround, ceiling fans and lighting, window coverings and wall mount Heat/AC unit This 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit will not last. It is located on the North End Of Sprouts in La Mesa with Alley Access. If you are looking for a "walkable" Neighborhood, THIS IS IT!!! This is a Non-Smoking/Non-Vaping/None-e-cigarette Property! Unit is currently occupied. Showings by appointment only and with current tenant permission. Please call me for details and to schedule a viewing, you will be added to the list: Salvador Carranza, #01746275 619-980-6076 Rental Criteria -must have gross income of at least 2.5 times the rent or more -must have minimum credit score of 550; scores of 550-650 may require higher deposit -5 years good rental history -No Evictions or debt owed to prior landlord -Pet Policy: Small Pets only. Restrictions Apply. Additional Depsoit of $250.00 required. 2 Pet Max -Application fees: $45 per adult -Utilities: Water/Sewer is a monthly Flat Rate: $35/Single Occupancy, $50/Double Occupancy Flying Dog Enterprises, Inc. www.flyingdogenterprises.com (619) 698-7520 BRE #01004279 Rental Terms: Rent: $1,865, Application Fee: $45, Security Deposit: $1,815, Available 2/26/21 Pet Policy: Cats not allowed, Dogs allowed Contact us to schedule a showing.
1 Unit Available
7839 La Mesa Boulevard - 1
7839 La Mesa Boulevard
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
$1,800
600 sqft
Last updated February 25 at 09:10 PM
Charming Remodeled Townhouse with 1 Bedroom 1 bath nestled in the hills of La Mesa. Located down a quiet road but minutes from plenty of retail and access to freeway. Recent upgrades include new resilient flooring, paint, appliances and fans. The Unit has a Private Back & Side Patio and is Animal Friendly Unit (Restrictions apply). Common Laundry is in the adjacent unit. Walkable to plenty of retail including Downtown La Mesa Townhouse down quaint street nestled in the hills of La Mesa but walkable to Retail and Centrally located
1 Unit Available
7576 Parkway Drive, Unit 2P
7576 Parkway Drive
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,685
805 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 25 at 09:10 PM
Conveniently located right off the 8 on the highest point of Parkway Dr. Parkway Plaza is a quiet community offering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes with 24hr onsite management, a sparkling pool, plenty of onsite parking and common areas. We are dog friendly!
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7614 Parkway Drive, Unit 1M
7614 Parkway Drive
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,685
805 sqft
Last updated February 25 at 09:10 PM
Bright 2 bedroom unit on lower level opening onto the courtyard! features large gourmet kitchen with ample cabinets for storage, 2 large bedrooms with large mirrored closets, in suite storage and comes with 2 parking spots! Parkway Plaza is a quiet 65 unit apartment complex conveniently located at the top of Parkway Dr, less than a minute from the I-8. close to Grossmont shopping center, SDSU, parks and more! Our community features 2 24hour laundry rooms, 24 hour surveillance, sparkling pool, onsite parking, bike storage and onsite Manager
1 Unit Available
7629 Normal Avenue - 11
7629 Normal Avenue
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
810 sqft
Last updated February 25 at 09:10 PM
Casa Verde Apartments is apartment living at its best. Let our responsive management team do all they can to make you feel at home. Beautifully landscaped grounds create a wonderful living environment, and Casa Verde Apartments offers every amenity you could want, including a sparkling swimming pool, onsite laundry facility, patio with BBQ area, and gated parking. Fine dining, shopping, and entertainment are only a short distance away. Choose from our fully remodeled units including all new double pane windows for a residence that complements and enhances your lifestyle. At Casa Verde Apartments, you'll find the carefree living you've earned and the luxury you deserve!
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8281 Orchard Ave
8281 Orchard Ave
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
2 Bedrooms
$1,775
730 sqft
Last updated February 25 at 09:10 PM
Beautiful upstairs, end-unit apartment with views across La Mesa and to Mount Helix to the east. Two-bedrooms, one-bathroom. New arctic white kitchen and appliances. New bathroom with hand shower. Vertical blinds throughout with dual-pane windows. Security screen door and plenty of closet space. Each bedroom has a 7x2 closet and there are two closets in the hallway. Don't miss this rare opportunity for an upstairs, end-unit with no neighbor below! *** If you inquire about this apartment, I will respond to you via email. Check your spam folder if you do not get a quick response. *** Income verification and credit check are required. Apply online at www.Orchard8.com. First month's rent and security deposit required. (Deposit equal to 1-2 months rent depending on credit and/or pets) Eight unit apartment building on the corner of Orchard Avenue and Palm Avenue near the center of La Mesa. Close to trolley and freeways. One parking space is provided. Garages, when available, are at additional cost. Water and hot water, as well as trash pickup are included. Separate meters for electricity and natural gas. Coin-operated laundry room onsite with one washer and one dryer. Clothesline is available at the rear of the building. Apartments at 8267-8283 Orchard Avenue have a Walk Score of 87 out of 100. This location is "Very Walkable" so most errands can be accomplished on foot. The Orchard 8 Apartments are an eight minute walk from the Orange Line El Cajon - Santa Fe Depot at the La Mesa Blvd Station stop. Nearby parks include Porter Park, MacArthur Park and MacArthur Park Recreation Center. Garages are subject to availability and additional monthly fee. Notify the manager if you would like a garage. As of 2/5, a garage is available! $125/month. CA DRE#01501472
1 Unit Available
8816 La Mesa #A
8816 La Mesa Boulevard
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
2 Bedrooms
$1,875
689 sqft
Last updated February 25 at 11:01 AM
Cottage Style 2BD/1Bath Unit in La Mesa - Adorable cottage style 2BD/1Bath unit. Located in the heart of La Mesa, walking distance to stores and restaurants. Unit consist of living room, two bedrooms, laundry room and one full bath. The kitchen has its own entry kitchen door and an updated kitchen with mocha kitchen cabinetry, granite counters, wood like tile flooring and black and stainless steel appliances, refrigerator is not included. The laundry room has its own entry door which leads to the shared common grass area, perfect for summer barbecues. Unit has a one car garage for small compact cars only. Utilities – Gas, and electric paid by tenants, water and trash is paid by Landlord. Pets, sorry no cats, one small dog up to 20 LBS OK. Move in date February 22,2021 No Cats Allowed (RLNE6410380)
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3838 Costa Bella Dr. (B)
3838 Costa Bella Drive
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
Studio
$1,550
285 sqft
Last updated February 25 at 11:01 AM
Amazing Unfurnished Renovated Studio for Rent in the Private Hills of La Mesa- Flat Rate for ALL Utilities- Available Now!!!!! - This beautiful completely renovated studio sits on a quiet cul de sac in La Mesa. There is plenty of parking and an extra large private patio to enjoy the amazing San Diego weather. It comes with an nice oversized storage shed for all your extras. Inside it is a spacious open area with all brand new appliances, shelves, and countertop. There is a stove/ sink combo, mini frig, microwave, and full size washer and dryer. There is plenty of space for an eating area and living area. The closet is huge and comes with a versatile clothing rack. The bathroom is full size with lovely stand up shower, pedestal sink, and modern lighting. There is even room for a shelving unit. This property does come unfurnished. All utilities including internet are at a flat monthly rate of $125 per month. This unit is also on solar so it helps keep the rate for all the utilities so low. Pets are not accepted. Please contact the agent listed below or you can get a jumpstart in an application by going directly to duranterich.com and click unfor rent to apply now. This unit will not last long!!! Michelle Noll 619-375-1429 michelle@drpropmgt.com No Pets Allowed (RLNE6396263)
1 Unit Available
6157 Severin Dr
6157 Severin Drive
La Mesa, CA | El Cajon
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
770 sqft
Last updated February 25 at 11:00 AM
2 BR/ 1 BA 770 SQFT LA MESA DUPLEX UNIT - Renovated duplex unit in the community of La Mesa. This upstairs unit features, a kitchen with lots of counter space, and storage. The unit also features carpet and updated bathroom. Property features one garage space and private yard. The unit is located near local parks (Northmont Park), schools (Northmont Elementary School) and provides for easy access to local public transit and 125 freeway access. See a 3D Floorplan by going to the following link. https://my.matterport.com/models/izxKzDs2tw2 Terms: 1 Year Lease Tenant must carry renters insurance w/ minimum $100k liability Tenant pays: Gas and electricity Owner Pays: Water and Trash No Pets HomeTeam Property Management CalBRE Lic. #01888927 Price, terms, offerings, availability subject to change. All information deemed reliable, tenant to verify all. $45.00 non refundable application fee per applicant For all our available rentals or to submit and application, please visit: http://hometeampm.com/properties/residential/ HomeTeam Property Management adheres to all Fair Housing Laws (RLNE6195558)
1 Unit Available
6784 Alamo Way
6784 Alamo Way
La Mesa, CA | La Mesa
Studio
$1,295
480 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
Quaint Studio Apartment in La Mesa - Quaint single story studio located in La Mesa. Property within minutes to shopping, dining and freeway access. This studio has tile flooring throughout, the kitchen has an electric stove, refrigerator, garbage disposal and microwave. The property has wall heating and wall air conditioning. No laundry facility on site. Fenced front yard, gardener service provided and 2-off street parking space. Rental Insurance required upon move in. Trash, and Sewer Paid. Sorry No Pets and No Smoking allowed. Lease PLEASE DO A NEIGHBORHOOD VISIT OF THE PROPERTY FIRST, to make sure the location suits your needs, THEN give us a call at (619) 464-6444 for an appointment to view the inside of the property. Rental Requirements: Income = 2 1/2 times the rental amount (must provide proof of income) Credit = FICO scores 600+, no legal evictions (no exceptions) Positive Rental References from current and previous landlords Application Policy: We DO NOT accept/process applications and fees PRIOR to you viewing the property with one of our agents. Once you have personally viewed the property, each adult (18 yrs or older) who will be living at the property must submit a separate application. Failure to upload the required documents or payment will delay the application process. Visit www.mtmrentals.com for a complete listing of available rentals Information provided is deemed reliable, though not guaranteed. No Pets Allowed (RLNE5480474)
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Solstice Apartment Homes
7240 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA | College East
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,725
780 sqft
Last updated February 26 at 01:41 AM
At Solstice Apartment Homes, you are within minutes of San Diego State University, shopping, dining, entertainment and major freeways. Just a short distance from Downtown, major shopping malls, hip San Diego neighborhoods, hiking and beaches! Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat from the pressures of the workday world, or an ideal setting for your fun-loving lifestyle, at Solstice Apartments, we're confident you'll find the perfect place to call home! Call us 24 hours per day to speak with a leasing specialist!!
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Celsius
100 Citronica Ln
Lemon Grove, CA | Lemon Grove
1 Bedroom
$1,820
702 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,233
967 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated February 26 at 01:41 AM
Due to Covid-19 Our leasing office is closed to the Public. Please call or Email for a Vitrual Tour Experience a future-forward lifestyle that challenges the ordinary at Celsius - apartments in Lemon Grove for rent. Dwell in the hottest eco-savvy one, two or three bedroom apartment homes for rent that fuse modern design elements and a vibrant lifestyle. Enjoy amenities such as energy efficient stainless steel appliances, nine-foot ceilings, and private balconies. Celsius apartments deliver a full spectrum of smart living choices. Our smoke-free, pet-friendly community provides our residents with a state-of-the-art fitness center, lounge with 75” TV and pool table, charging stations and wi-fi in all common areas. Celsius elevates this comfortable, laid-back East County locale with a current vibe. Our apartments are walking distance from local grocers and conveniently located near the 94 and 15 freeways. Call today to schedule a tour of your new home at Celsius Apartments.
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City Guide for La Mesa, CA

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. See more

What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in La Mesa, CA

Finding cheap apartments in La Mesa takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in La Mesa by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in La Mesa in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of La Mesa.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in La Mesa. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in La Mesa.