La Mesa is located in Greater San Diego
. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 55,986, an increase of 3,075 since 1990.
La Mesa has 14 parks, a golf course, a municipal pool, a senior center, and a community center. La Mesa was officially incorporated as a City on February 16, 1912.
Accommodations in La Mesa include Comfort Inn - La Mesa, Days Inn, E-Z 8 Motels Inc and Holiday Inn Express.
La Mesa is part of the San Diego, California metro area.