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La Mesa
La Mesa
California
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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities

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La Mesa is a city in Southern California, located 9 miles (14 km) east of Downtown San Diego in San Diego County. The population was 57,065 at the 2010 census, up from 54,749 at the 2000 census. Its civic motto is "the Jewel of the Hills."

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I have lived more than 20 years in LaMesa, Ca. And I find it to be very age friendly and everyone so welcoming.
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There are many seniors' centers and 55+ living. There are many pre-schools. There are even refugees living here and have equal opportunity in education and working. Besides Uber there are any disabled (mental) transports working at Kohls there are those that work until pass retirement. There are many festivals and parks to visit here as well. Life here is pretty chill from relaxing to down town full of drinking and live music. There are beach community and mountain ones as well. Kinda have it all.
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Rents are going up rapidly. I moved here in 2014 with rent at $1200 prt month. Rent is now at $1600 per month. There are 91 units in my apartment complex. Everytime they raise the rent about 20 people leave the complex. I will see a few ot the on the streets. I have seen several people evicted each year. Pay for non technical jobs are not earning raises.
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There are many seniors' centers and 55+ living. There are many pre-schools. There are even refugees living here and have equal opportunity in education and working. Besides Uber there are any disabled (mental) transports working at Kohls there are those that work until pass retirement. There are many festivals and parks to visit here as well. Life here is pretty chill from relaxing to down town full of drinking and live music. There are beach community and mountain ones as well. Kinda have it all.
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Rents are going up rapidly. I moved here in 2014 with rent at $1200 prt month. Rent is now at $1600 per month. There are 91 units in my apartment complex. Everytime they raise the rent about 20 people leave the complex. I will see a few ot the on the streets. I have seen several people evicted each year. Pay for non technical jobs are not earning raises.

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How did California earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. California has a state sales tax of 7.25%. Of particular interest is that California does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. California has an effective property tax rate of 0.79%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how California earned its state tax grade of C.

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