Santa Barbara Area Information
Santa Barbara is made up of distinct neighborhoods that fit a wide variety of lifestyles. From chic urban townhouses and elegant country homes to close knit urban neighborhoods and suburban living, Santa Barbara truly offers something for everybody. Once you live in Santa Barbara it is hard to call any place else home.
DOWNTOWN--In Downtown Santa Barbara you will find no shortage of distinctive shopping, fine dining, museums and theater, all within walking distance. Downtown features Andalusian-style red tiled roofed homes, Craftsman cottages and upscale townhouses.
UPPER EAST SIDE--The Upper East reflects Santa Barbara’s Golden Age when living between the Mission and Downtown was the place to be. This area has a pleasing mixture of architectural styles; from Victorian, to Mediterranean to Craftsman. The Mission and Rose Garden are favorites of visitors and residents.
THE RIVIERA--On the hillside above Downtown and the Upper East, the Riviera offers stunning views of the city, harbor and Channel Islands. Located above APS the Riviera features a harmonious blend of Spanish Colonial, English Tudor, French Normandy and Craftsman architectures with lush landscaping.
THE WESTSIDE--Nestled between the 101, Santa Barbara City College and Ellings Park; is a mix of vintage Craftsman, Victorian & Spanish style cottages. Convenient to downtown Santa Barbara with all the shopping, dining and entertainment it has to offer.
THE MESA--Located on a seaside hill overlooking downtown and the harbor The Mesa is a lovely, eclectic community, with close proximity to beaches, Santa Barbara City College, and nature preserves. The Mesa has an easy going atmosphere with locally owned restaurants and shops.
SAN ROQUE--Located just west of downtown San Roque teams with lovely homes, beautiful parks, quaint cafes and small town feel. Quiet neighborhoods with easy convenience to upscale shopping and restaurants, San Roque is a much sought after alternative to downtown living.
MISSION CANYON/LAS CANOAS--So close to town yet so far away--Mission Canyon and Las Canoas is the place to be if you desire secluded living with easy access to Downtown. Located just over Mission Ridge you will find a pleasant mix of rustic cabins and Mediterranean villas with hiking trails just outside your door.
MONTECITO--The residences in Montecito range from gracious villas on multiple acres, canyon estates, beachfront compounds, equestrian properties to humble cottages. Lush gardens, trail heads leading to ocean vistas, boutique shopping and premium resorts are just a few things that make Montecito unique.
SUMMERLAND--Located to the East of Montecito, Summerland is the beach town that time forgot. Clinging to the cliff side, Summerland offers an eclectic blend of beach bungalows and updated Craftsman homes many with ocean and island views; also home of the Nugget and Summerland Café.
HOPE RANCH--Home of La Cumbre Country Club, and Laguna Blanca School, Hope Ranch offers an extensive system of bridle paths and private beach access to its residents. Its palm-lined streets are home to residences nestled on view top bluffs and sprawling ranch style homes.
GOLETA--To the west, Goleta, home of the University of Santa Barbara has come into its own as a separate city from Santa Barbara, with great schools, suburban living and plenty of parks. Goleta is home to technology firms and renowned for its organic farms. Don’t miss its acclaimed annual Lemon Festival.
CARPINTERIA--The southern gateway to Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria is a quaint seaside town that is becoming a destination in its own right. “Carp” offers beautiful beaches, an energized downtown, Polo Fields and the world Famous Avocado Festival, all with a small town ambiance.