The City of La Mesa is has a wonderful balance of old and new. Its’ city center was established 100 years ago and has a mixture of old charm with new function. There are all the amenities that one would expect in a city with a vibrant historical downtown area that offers the modern convenience of a trolley line. One can enjoy the Farmer’s Market or take in the Classic Car and Bike Show. There is even a little known public stairway system for people to get quick access to downtown from the hill area properties. La Mesa also boasts the iconic “Mt Helix” that offers homes with incredible views.