La Mesa is a mid-size city just a few miles east of the Pacific coastline with around 59,000 residents. The community offers a charming, all-American feel with an Antique Street Fair, “Back to the 50s” car show, Oktoberfest, Flag Day parade and Christmas in the Village. Two school districts oversee public schools in the area, including a charter high school, and there are also a few private school options. San Diego State University is just west of the city. Lake Murray and the Murray Reservoir lie just north of Downtown. The median household income is approximately $59,000.