Sunset Mesa has a long list of desirable qualities that draws people to this unique bluff on the southern end of Malibu. There are endless ocean views, cool ocean breezes, and miles of sidewalks. The commute to Santa Monica, or anywhere on the west side, is a short 10 to 15 minutes away.
This tract of 500 homes was created between 1962 and 1965 and offered a large choice of floor plans. Remodels over the years have given the once homogeneous neighborhood a bit more variety. The Sunset Mesa CC&R’s protect ocean views and have been the main reason why this neighborhood hasn’t undergone the mansionization seen down the road in the Palisades. Trees are vigorously trimmed and utility lines have been placed underground to keep the views as open as possible.
The neighborhood of Sunset Mesa is part of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School Disctrict, and most residents here take advantage of a school bus that will shuttle the kids up to Webster Elementary School and Malibu High School.
Sunset Mesa is on a gentle, hillside slope above the Pacific Coast Highway about 1 mile south of Topanga Canyon. Almost every home has some sort of ocean view, many of which are truly stunning. The handful of lots that don’t have a view are priced considerably lower, about 20% less valuable than the ocean view ones.
Sunset Mesa is an excellent choice if you want to live in a neighborhood where kids are able to safely walk around by themselves, people watch out for each other, and if a dog gets out, someone will likely know just who it belongs to.
Prices in Sunset Mesa range from about $1.4m to $2.5m depending on views. Home size range from 2400 sq.ft. to 3500 sq.ft.