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La Mesa is a city of about 60,000 residents in the California county of San Diego. It is appropriately nicknamed "Jewel of the Hills" for its charm a midst the beautiful geographic surroundings.

Only about 10 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, La Mesa boasts a beautiful, temperate climate year-round.

While much of the city is homey suburbs, those hoping to rent apartments still have plenty of options within the city limits, mostly in prominent locations throughout the city. The city has many apartment complexes that are less than a few years old. Most of the apartments are roomey and moderately priced. Most apartment complexes boast full-service gyms and a pool.

Those living in apartments should be warned that La Mesa doesn't have very effective public transportation and most locals rely on their own personal vehicles to get around time. Unless one's apartment is centrally located, apartment-dwellers should probably plan on getting their own transportation.

One of the greatest aspects of La Mesa is the diversity of events that the small city provides. For instance, a popular weekly activity is the Friday afternoon Farmer's Market that is held in La Mesa's Village.

Some notable annual events held in La Mesa include La Mesa's popular Oktoberfest celebration. Each October, La Mesa receives about 200,000 visitors just for their event. Other interesting celebrations and events include La Mesa's Back to the 50's Car Show, Christmas in the Village, and the Flag Day Parade.

A favorite city location of La Mesa is its new urban park. Located downtown nearby some of the cities biggest business buildings and most popular apartment complexes, is the Walkway of the Stars. This lovely area of the city is dedicated to the many volunteers that service the city.
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