La Mesa homes and architecture-- what to look for and where

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With a population of over 58,000, La Mesa has thousands of single family homes, and many unique styles of architecture. If you're looking for a "consistent" subdivision, where they all look pretty much the same, you won't find much of that in your La Mesa real estate search.  But if you like eclectic architecture, La Mesa is a great choice! When you consider that the bulk of La Mesa homes were built from the 1940s to the 1970s, you'll enjoy a tempting array of choices, depending on which part of town you're home shopping in.

Another charming downtown La Mesa home
Another charming downtown La Mesa home

1920s-- and before! You'll find plenty of Craftsman style homes, especially near La Mesa Village and downtown. Also, you'll see many Spanish/Mediterranean homes from this era throughout Mount Helix, which is partially in the city of La Mesa and partially in the county. (General rule of thumb: if it's on septic it's in the county; if it's on sewer it's in the city.) Mt Helix is located on the northeast side of the City, and borders El Cajon, Fletcher Hills and Horizon Hills.

La Mesa homes
La Mesa homes--Spanish style

1940s homes-- you'll find many of these homes in west La Mesa. Throughout the 40s and 50s hardwood floors throughout the house was standard, so make sure to ask. You might find a hidden treasure under that carpet!

The nifty fifties--  Remember those fantastic pink-and-black tile bathrooms?  Or the bright aqua/fuchsia combination? If the house hasn't been flipped or "granitized" they're still out there. You'll find homes like this in downtown La Mesa, north La Mesa, and west La Mesa. You might also want to look in Brookside, a fun neighborhood where all the streets have golf names-- Par, Birdie, Niblick, etc. They are mainly 3 bedroom and either 1 or 2 bath homes, with 1 car garages. Brookside is located in southeast La Mesa.

La Mesa cottage with solar
La Mesa cottage--lots of greenery and solar too

Tree City USA-- go for the green! La Mesa has been designated a Tree City USA for 34 years. If you like a lot of greenery, you'll especially enjoy neighborhoods like Fletcher Hills (northeast side), Windsor Hills (behind and above La Mesa Village) and Mt Helix. With windy roads and lots of trees-- and views!-- theses peaceful neighborhoods are filled with everything from Mediterranean to modern, cottages to ocean-view homes.

La Mesa homes have amazing style and design. Come enjoy the scenery!

If you'd like more info on specific La Mesa homes, just give me a holler via cell, text or email.

2015 Barb Fischer San Diego La Mesa

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Barb Fischer

La Mesa, CA San Diego, CA


Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Barb, interesting blend of home around San Diego.  I think the Craftsman homes are timeless and never go out of favor.

May 06, 2015 11:05 AM