Moving Best Practices: La Mesa​

La Mesa Offers a Small Town Experience Right Outside of San Diego

​La Mesa is a terrific city, and it offers all the benefits of a moderately sized community combined with its proximity to San Diego. La Mesa is home to nearly 60,000 residents. Those residents enjoy the community's quality schools and a large variety of festivals and similar events. La Mesa is also centrally located, so you can easily drive to San Diego (only 10 miles away), the beach, or up into the mountains for a scenic hike or drive.

La Mesa's elementary and middle schools are part of the La Mesa-Spring Valley school district. The school district operates seventeen elementary schools as well as four middle schools. La Mesa's high schools are in the Grossmont Union high school district. The high schools near La Mesa are Grossmont High School and Helix High School, a charter school located in La Mesa. Students at Helix High School routinely score significantly higher on California's statewide measures of academic performance.

Perhaps the heart of La Mesa, the La Mesa Village is host to many events that the community enjoys. The Village is five square blocks in the middle of the city, and it features many buildings from 1912 (when the city was incorporated) and even earlier. The biggest event is undoubtedly the Octoberfest, which has grown into a three day festival that attracts over 200,000 people each year. Attendees can enjoy live music, theater, and of course German food and beer among many activities. Other major events include a 1950's era car show and an antique street fair. In addition to those, the Village hosts annual Christmas and Flag Day celebrations.

The Village is also home to the city's farmer's market, which meets every Friday afternoon and offers local produce, flowers, and other farm goods. La Mesa boasts 14 public parks for you to enjoy, located all throughout the city.

La Mesa provides quite a bit of opportunity for businesses, particularly in the retail industry. The city features a large shopping mall, the Grossmont Center. The Center's anchor stores include Macy's, Sports Authority, Wal-Mart, and Target. The La Mesa Village is also a terrific location for retailers, as its five blocks offer plenty of space while the historic buildings and regular events attract plenty of foot traffic.

La Mesa also benefits from its central location. If you wish to enjoy San Diego's nightlife or simply want to catch the Chargers or Padres, the city is just a 20 minute drive away. For those looking to swim, surf, or just relax on the beach, La Mesa is really just 12 miles away from the Pacific Ocean. And if you're looking to learn why La Mesa is called "the Jewel of the Hills", you only need to take a short drive to Mount Helix to get a spectacular view of the area.

​Moving to La Mesa

​When the time comes to move, there a number of things you'll want to make sure you take care of. You will need to close your account with the utility providers at your former residence, and you'll need to contact the companies that provide utilities to your new place. If you have homeowner's or renter's insurance, be sure to talk to your agent and see if you need to make any changes to your plan. You should also make certain that you've collected all of your important financial, medical, legal, and even school documents so they don't get lost in the moving shuffle. You will also need to let these government agencies know that you're moving: the post office, the IRS, the state tax assessor, Social Security, and California's vehicle registration.

You also need to consider the logistics of the move itself. Of your various belongings, what do want to take with you, what do you want to sell or donate, and what do you plan on throwing away? This is even more important for big items like furniture and appliances. Because if you're planning on purchasing something essential like a bed, you'll want it delivered in time for you to move in. It's also important to give yourself plenty of time to disassemble anything that needs it. You should use this planning time in the weeks before your move to get quotes from moving companies. You can get a quote from Best Priced Moving here. The quotes also generally contain lists of what you want moved, and this can help you in your planning.

Hiring a moving company can save you a great deal of time, effort, and stress. When you're moving, you're already pressed for time. Best Priced Moving strives to make sure that your move is as easy as possible, and that you are completely satisfied with the service you receive. We provide a comprehensive move checklist that makes sure you're fully prepared for your move. And Best Priced Moving always lets you know about costs upfront, so there are never any surprise charges at the end.

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