Nestled between the gentle peaks of the Santa Ynez Mountains and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is justifiably famous for its exceptional beauty, red tiled roofs, thriving arts community and miles of palm lined beaches.
Residents and tourists alike are mesmerized by Santa Barbara’s stunning scenic backdrop of mountains and sea, lush landscaping and Mediterranean climate. Santa Barbara’s unique east-west coastline (the only one from Alaska to Cape Horn) shelters the area, bringing on average 300 days of sunshine in tropical conditions and enabling an exciting and rich diversity of flora to thrive.
Santa Barbara is home to some 90,000 residents and still exudes the warmth and relaxation of a small town, yet has the major attractions of a metropolis. For a city of its size, Santa Barbara enjoys an extraordinary cultural wealth, including five museums, three grand old theaters showcasing the performing arts in classical style and the lectures and other events of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
It is truly one of the best places in the world in which to live. Children are blessed to grow up here, given the excellent public and private schools, abundance of beaches and parks, and seemingly infinite number of activities available to them. “Santa Barbarians,” as we happily call ourselves, are a lucky bunch.
Santa Barbara Neighborhoods
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