La Mesa is a community of about 57,000 people in San Diego Country and about 10 miles inland from the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Because it is further inland than some of the other populous areas of the city, La Mesa typically has warmer temperatures, is less effected by the marine layer and often has warmer temperatures in the winter time. It is also a bit hotter than other areas in the summer. The geography of the area is slightly more hilly than communities to the south and west, which tends to alter the development towards more upscale homes with more picturesque views and landscaping.
La Mesa is a community with a plethora of beautiful homes, most of which you will find nestled on the hill sides. The chaparral environment provides a wonderful atmosphere with diverse bird and plant life which can be enjoyed within large backyards or through wide open windows. Some homes in the area are probably several decades old or older. They may have been built at a time when less emphasis was placed on energy efficiency and maintaining environmental integrity, which means it may be a good idea to update the home to more efficient and modern standards. Of course, almost all homes that old would also greatly benefit from a remodel of their kitchen or bathrooms.
Homes in La Mesa could also benefit from adding an outdoor living room. The environment of La Mesa would be particularly suitable for an outdoor living room that allows members of the family and guests to fully experience the outdoor atmosphere of the community. There are very few things more enjoyable and beautiful that watching the sun set across the city of San Diego from a hill side. An outdoor room can also be used for parties, barbeques and any other outdoor social gathering that has you and your family fully enjoying the natural wonders that La Mesa has to offer.