The Mesa

Deemed The Mesa, or “table” in Spanish, this elevated, ocean-lined area is named as such due to its flat, view-strewn land layout. Edging along Santa Barbara’s southwestern border, the area stretches two and a half miles long from the beautiful City College to Arroyo Burro County Beach (or Hendry’s, as locals refer to it). Considered one of the most desirable places in the county, The Mesa is home to landmarks like the 15-acre Shoreline Park strewn beside the ocean, the 70-acre Douglas Family Preserve (laden with trails, views and recreational peace) and dozens of local coffee, food and service-driven shops and stores. This pocket of real estate ranges from smaller, cozier property options to larger, more modern options, allowing residents to choose what best fits their needs.