Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA

Mesa Neighborhood Guide Santa Barbara, CA

About

Mesa is a popular residential neighborhood in Santa Barbara, California, known for its scenic natural beauty and beach access. It's located on a terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is bordered by Shoreline Drive, Cliff Drive, and Carrillo Hill. Residents enjoy easy access to Shoreline Park, a beautiful oceanfront park, and Leadbetter Beach, a picturesque sandy beach known for surfing. Mesa also hosts a variety of shops and restaurants, with the Mesa Shopping Center serving as a major hub.

What You Will Love About Mesa, Santa Barbara, California

  • The breathtaking views and proximity to the ocean, with multiple parks and beaches within walking distance.
  • The warm, laid-back community feel and a variety of popular shops and restaurants.
  • Easy access to major roads and highways, providing convenient commutes to downtown Santa Barbara and beyond.

What’s Nearby

Mesa is close to downtown Santa Barbara, making it easy for residents to access the city's cultural, dining, and shopping amenities. It's also near the Santa Barbara City College campus and Santa Barbara Harbor. Additionally, the Santa Barbara Zoo and East Beach are just a short drive away.

Lifestyle

Life in Mesa is relaxed and centered around the outdoors, with the ocean and natural beauty serving as regular parts of daily life. It's ideal for those who enjoy surfing, beach activities, or simply appreciating nature. The neighborhood also boasts a strong sense of community with regular local events.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 212 restaurants, 37 grocery stores, and 33 parks within a mile of the Mesa neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Vons

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    2010 Cliff Dr

  • GROCERY
    Mesa Produce

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    2036 Cliff Dr

  • GROCERY
    Westside Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store, Liquor Store

    0.9 miles

    735 W Micheltorena St

  • GROCERY
    Guadalajara Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.0 mile

    601 W De La Guerra St

  • GROCERY
    Foodland Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store

    1.0 mile

    1501 San Andres St

  • GROCERY
    Little Corner Store

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.3 miles

    701 Bath St

Mesa Apartments and Rentals

71 Rental properties in Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA.

  • 125 Bath St #B2 property

    $6,000

    125 Bath St #B2

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1260 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 209 Bath St property

    $15,000

    209 Bath St

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    2207 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 819 Garden St property

    $15,000

    819 Garden St

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1 Unit Available

  • 924 Garden St property

    $11,500

    924 Garden St

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1471 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 331 E Victoria St property

    $1,995

    331 E Victoria St

    Studio • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available

  • 821 Weldon Rd property

    $9,900

    821 Weldon Rd

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    1807 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
9.8%
87.1%
utilities
8.7%
39.8%
food
2.8%
16.9%
transportation
2.3%
33.1%
healthcare
7.5%
21.1%

Mesa Demographics

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Mesa Reviews

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  • Area Has Kids Play Outside

    Yes

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Near Schools

    Yes

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Area Has Potholes

    No

    Say 1 of 1 renters

  • Quiet Area

    Yes

    Say 1 of 1 renters

Mesa Transportation

walk bike and transit

Car-Dependent

45/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Bikeable

55/100
Bike Score®

MTD Transit Center

Other

1020 Chapala St

Source: foursquare.com

Mesa Schools

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Lower WestNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California----
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Channel ViewNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California$2,150--
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LagunaNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California----
EastsideNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California$1,895
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HopeNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California----
West BeachNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California$2,595--
Upper EastNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California$1,500--
East BeachNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California----
Lower RivieraNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California$2,095--
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