A picturesque coastal neighborhood located in the southern part of the city.

Welcome to Mesa

The Mesa in Santa Barbara is a picturesque coastal neighborhood located in the southern part of the city. It is known for its stunning ocean views, charming beach cottages, and relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. The Mesa offers easy access to popular beaches like Leadbetter Beach and Arroyo Burro Beach, making it a popular destination for sunbathing, picnicking, and water sports.
Visitors and residents alike enjoy the neighborhood's beautiful parks, including Shoreline Park, which features a scenic cliffside promenade. The Mesa also boasts a range of dining options, and shops, and is a favored spot for watching breathtaking sunsets over the Pacific Ocean.

Commute Times

Downtown Santa Barbara 9m by car
Montecito 11m by car
Goleta 15m by car


East to West - Santa Barbara City College to Arroyo Burro County Beach
North to South - West Carrillo St to the Pacific Ocean
Nearby Neighborhoods - Downtown Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch, Riviera

Overview for Mesa, CA

11,291 people live in Mesa, where the median age is 43.6 and the average individual income is $62,155. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

43.6 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Around Mesa, CA

There's plenty to do around Mesa, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Walkable
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Somewhat Bikeable
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Some Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Golden Line Coffee Bar, Gipsy Hill Bakery, and Violette Bakeshop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.93 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.31 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.31 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.88 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.17 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.75 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Mesa, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Mesa. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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K - 6th
K - 6th
Olive Grove Charter - Santa Barbara
K - 12th
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