RIVIERA

American Riviera

The Riviera is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Santa Barbara, and home to almost 2,000 properties in a 2 mile stretch of hills set above the city. Just minutes from downtown yet quiet and secluded, the Riviera features breathtaking views of the mountains, ocean, Channel Islands and the Mesa that make you feel like you have all of Santa Barbara to yourself.

Tranquility & Unsurpassed Views

Named after the equally beautiful French and Italian hillsides along the Mediterranean Sea, this picturesque parcel of land between Mission and Sycamore Canyons is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the area for its unsurpassed views, tranquility and close proximity to Santa Barbara’s city life. Winding lanes, stone walls and lush, tropical vegetation frame a wide range of homes and architectural styles, and the two neighborhoods – Upper and Lower – feature properties extending up to the 800 foot ridge line.

Just minutes from downtown and the 101, the Riviera is secluded yet accessible, and offers a gateway to the mountains with Rattlesnake Canyon and Parma Park just a short drive away. And access to the city’s stellar restaurant and theater scene, as well as the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara Harbor and nearby beaches, makes it easy to see why the Riviera is such a popular neighborhood.

Riviera is also home to Belmond El Encanto one of the world’s luxury resorts where many visitors choose as their stay while visiting Santa Barbara. Nearby hiking trails and public parks are variety of natural amenities that many locals and residents enjoy on a weekly bases to appreciate this region. Nearby Santa Barbara Mission is one of the historical attractions of this area visited by many visitors every year. Santa Barbara Mission, is a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order near present-day Santa BarbaraCalifornia.