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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 $3-5 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 Village Properties.
The Mesa Real Estate & Homes For Sale
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The oceanfront along the Santa Barbara coastline is referred to as roughly the 20 miles that stretch from Goleta and Santa Barbara to Montecito and Carpinteria. This entire coastline is blessed with some of the world's most scenic, clean and safe beaches, as well as some of the most spectacular estate properties. As a surprise to many, most of our coast and beaches in the Santa Barbara area face south/southwest as opposed to the west, as most of the California beaches do. This prominent... Continue Reading >
Significant Real Estate Sales On The Mesa – La Vista Del Oceano, La Coronilla, Harbor Hills, Ricardo
So far in 2015, we have once again seen a very steady active real estate market on The Mesa here in Santa Barbara. One big difference compared to the last few years has been the amount of luxury higher end sales that we have been seeing at the "Top of the Mesa", specifically the newer homes all along the La Vista del Oceano corridor. In this area we have pushed the price point of high end Mesa all the way to the $3.5-5 million... Continue Reading >
The first 6 months of real estate activity on The Mesa here in Santa Barbara continued to simply replicate what we have been seeing over the last 3-4 years. The Mesa is a very desired area to live in here in Santa Barbara and during the springtime, The Mesa really showcases itself with all the wonderful weather, beach walks, strolls along Shoreline Park etc. As far as demand and value, both of these continued on their upward trends here in the... Continue Reading >
The Santa Barbara Highlands Condo complex is one of the largest complexes we have here in the Santa Barbara area. Because of its size, it also sees a good amount of real estate sales each year simply due to this fact. For many, this ends up being a wonderful first option to purchase real estate in Santa Barbara as the prices in the SB Highlands are also some of the most affordable options. Here is an excerpt of the Amenities from the Home... Continue Reading >
Two of the most popular and quintessential family neighborhoods in the Santa Barbara area are San Roque and The Mesa. For many buyers, they often find themselves deciding between the 2 as a tough decision on where to buy. Both areas offer wonderful living, have schools with very good reputations and tend to have the majority of their real estate fall in the $850K to $1.5 million price point. The Mesa though has a higher top end market as many... Continue Reading >
Santa Barbara once again in 2014 has seen a fabulous year for anyone who owns real estate in our area. After the down market from 2008 until about May 2012, Santa Barbara has simply been on a steady rise with regards to values. The latter half of 2012 and the entire 2013 had very strong gains which then continued through most of 2014. Around August of last year, we started to see a little leveling of prices, but overall a very strong year.... Continue Reading >
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... Continue Reading >