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Kevin Schmidtchen

Realtor
Village Properties

1250 Coast Village
Montecito, CA 93108

kevinschmidtchen@yahoo.com
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(805) 689-6877

The Mesa

The Mesa

Mesa, a Spanish word meaning “table”, has been applied to the flat bench of elevated land fronting the ocean along Santa Barbara’s southwestern border since the mission days.  Stretching from the Santa Barbara City College on the east and extending two and one-half miles to Arroyo Burro County Beach (or “Hendry’s/The Pit” to locals), the Mesa is an extremely desirable neighborhood and has often been voted the “Best Neighborhood” in a local paper’s poll.

Residents of the Mesa cherish their accessibility to the beach and to two of Santa Barbara’s most wonderful open spaces.  Shoreline Park, a magnificent 15-acre bluff-top strip of lawn, bike and pedestrian trails, picnic tables and jungle gyms, is regarded by many as the finest park in Santa Barbara.  At the southwestern tip of the Mesa, the Douglas Family Preserve (known to locals as the “Wilcox property”) is a stunning 70-acre recreation area left in its natural state, conserved as a peaceful retreat for all to enjoy forever.

Mesa residents also appreciate the convenience of the shopping centers at the intersection of Meigs Road and Cliff Drive and the excellent schools that serve the community.  Mesa residents also enjoy the distinct weather that occurs on the Mesa: city weather records show that the Mesa’s winter temperatures are 10 to 12 degrees warmer than downtown, and 10 to 12 degrees cooler in the summer.  Half of the Mesa is relatively flat while the other half sits on a hillside (a smaller and less steep version of the Riviera neighborhood).  The downtown can be leisurely reached with a 5-8 minute bike ride.

The Mesa Real Estate values average around $900,000 to $1.5 million.  The Mesa view homes and ocean front estates start at around $1 million and can go up to $3-4 million.

If you are interested in real estate here in Santa Barbara, Montecito and our surrounding areas, as well as any other aspects of life here, please don’t hesitate to contact Kevin Schmidtchen at Sotheby’s Int’l Realty.

The Mesa Real Estate & Homes For Sale

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$3,750,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: 3,205
 
$2,249,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 4,452
 
$1,625,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Sq. Ft.: N/A
 
$1,495,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,752
 
$1,395,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,610
 
Open House: Aug 29, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1114 Del Sol Ave, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93109
$1,350,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,392
 
$1,275,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,823
 
$1,190,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,682
 
$1,150,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,223
 
Open House: Aug 30, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
821 Weldon Rd, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93109
$1,125,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,797
 
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