A beachy haven of laid-back luxury and vibrant coastal living.

Welcome to the Mesa

Welcome to the Mesa, a coastal neighborhood where the beachy vibes merge harmoniously with a walkable, laid-back atmosphere. Step into a realm where the sun-kissed shores are just moments away, inviting you to embrace a lifestyle that embodies the essence of relaxed luxury. The Mesa exudes a captivating charm, drawing you into its vibrant streets adorned with palm trees and ocean breezes.
This enchanting neighborhood offers the perfect blend of convenience and tranquility. Stroll along the charming streets, taking in the sights and sounds of this idyllic coastal haven. The welcoming ambiance and coastal aesthetic of the Mesa will transport you to a world of coastal bliss, where leisure and refinement intertwine effortlessly.

What to Love

  • Shoreline Park offers endless recreational opportunities for kids and adults
  • Easy access to multiple stunning beaches 
  • Neighborhood's proximity to parks, beaches, shops, and the renowned Washington School District

Local Lifestyle

The Mesa presents a lifestyle that effortlessly combines convenience with the unmistakable allure of coastal living. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Shoreline Park, where grassy areas, picnic spots, and a playground for children await. This scenic park spans the bluffs of the Mesa, treating visitors to breathtaking ocean views and a sense of tranquility that soothes the soul. Enjoy leisurely walks or invigorating runs along Shoreline Drive, reveling in the stunning vistas that stretch before you.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Embark on a culinary adventure on the Mesa, where an array of delightful dining and entertainment options await. Explore the unique offerings of Lazy Acres, a gem among grocery stores. From the moment you step inside, you'll be captivated by its charm and warmth. Indulge in a plethora of high-quality products and discover a juice bar that offers a variety of invigorating flavors. Lazy Acres is more than just a grocery store; it's an experience that caters to your desires for quality and taste.
For a vegan paradise, head to Mesa Verde, a renowned establishment that will astound your taste buds. Beyond its delicious vegan fare, Mesa Verde boasts an impressive selection of coffee and treats like "The Cookie!" As you sip on their expertly crafted coffees, each sip will transport you to a world of flavor.
Experience the culinary wonders of Mesa Cafe, a family-owned restaurant open for breakfast and lunch. Indulge in mouthwatering dishes while enjoying the cozy atmosphere, and don't miss their full bar for a refreshing beverage to accompany your meal. For a change of pace, visit Alcazar, a tapas bar that brings a touch of novelty to the Mesa. With its remarkable cocktail selection and enticing menu of delectable tapas, Alcazar promises an unforgettable dining experience that tantalizes the senses.

Things to Do

The Mesa offers a myriad of activities to keep you entertained and captivated. Explore the wonders of Shoreline Park, spanning the bluffs with its grassy areas, picnic tables, and a playground for children. Whether seeking a serene spot to soak up the ocean views or engage in outdoor activities, Shoreline Park caters to your every whim.
If you're up for a challenge, consider participating in Nite Moves, a thrilling aquarun. This event features a 1K ocean swim at Leadbetter Beach followed by a 5K run along Shoreline Drive and back to the beach. It's a perfect opportunity to showcase your endurance while reveling in the mesmerizing coastal scenery.
SB City College on the Mesa is an esteemed educational institution and a hub of community events. Don't miss the annual Kite Festival, a lively celebration of vibrant colors filling the sky. And when the Fourth of July arrives, find a great vantage point on the Mesa to enjoy the mesmerizing fireworks display.
Escape into nature with a hike along the bluffs of the Mesa at Douglas Preserve. This beautiful and easily accessible trail is perfect for families, dogs, and anyone seeking a scenic walk immersed in nature's embrace.


Overview for Mesa, CA

14,949 people live in Mesa, where the median age is 43.8 and the average individual income is $35,561. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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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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Home Street Middle
6th - 8th
CDS Bishop Elementary
K - 5th
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9th - 12th
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Keith B. Bright High (Juvenile Hall)
6th - 12th
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Bishop Elementary
K - 5th

Demographics and Employment Data for Mesa, CA

Mesa has 5,980 households, with an average household size of 2.44. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mesa do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,949 people call Mesa home. The population density is 14.84 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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