SANTA BARBARA 

AREA INFORMATION

OUR TAKE ON LIVING IN SANTA BARBARA AND THE LIFESTYLE THAT SANTA BARBARA AFFORDS

 

The Santa Barbara area (also known as the South Coast or Southern Santa Barbara County) is generally known to consist of Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch and Goleta. Cities to the North of us, from 35 to 75 minutes drive, include Lompoc, Santa Maria, Buellton and Santa Ynez. The nearest cities to the South of us are Oxnard, Ventura and Ojai about 40 miles South and East.  Los Angeles is about 100 miles South, which guarantees our tourism industry. There are about 100,000 people in the City of Santa Barbara, and another 100,000 in the South Coast, so we are a comfortable community of 200,000 nestled between the mountains and the sea. 

Long considered one of California's most beautiful communities, Santa Barbara occupies a narrow plain that slopes southward from the rugged Santa Ynez Mountains to palm-fringed Pacific beaches. The weather is truly world class and usually warm throughout the year. There is an abundance of Spanish-Mediterranean architecture with red-tiled roofs and white walls. There is a wide selection of things to see and do in Santa Barbara, such as the Mission, Museum of Art, Lobero Theatre, the Courthouse, Bird Refuge, Zoo, ocean and harbor activities, parks, Cabrillo Blvd. bikepaths, Paseo Nuevo shopping plaza, botanic garden, ocean view hiking trails, etc. Out of towners are often shocked at the high prices in the Santa Barbara area. But remember, you're not just buying a building of wood and stucco, but rather a lifestyle and weather envied the world over. Santa Barbara has unimaginable beauty with its location between the mountains and the sea. Cultural opportunities abound and the people are laid-back.

Long considered one of California's most beautiful communities, Santa Barbara occupies a narrow plain that slopes southward from the rugged Santa Ynez Mountains to palm-fringed Pacific beaches. The weather is truly world class and usually warm throughout the year. There is an abundance of Spanish-Mediterranean architecture with red-tiled roofs and white walls. There is a wide selection of things to see and do in Santa Barbara, such as the Mission, Museum of Art, Lobero Theatre, the Courthouse, Bird Refuge, Zoo, ocean and harbor activities, parks, Cabrillo Blvd. bikepaths, Paseo Nuevo shopping plaza, botanic garden, ocean view hiking trails, etc. Out of towners are often shocked at the high prices in the Santa Barbara area. But remember, you're not just buying a building of wood and stucco, but rather a lifestyle and weather envied the world over. Santa Barbara has unimaginable beauty with its location between the mountains and the sea. Cultural opportunities abound and the people are laid-back.

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