Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, relaxed lifestyle, unblemished beaches and vibrant downtown scene, the city of Santa Barbara is one of the most desirable places to live in the world. With just over 90,000 residents, this unique small city is teeming with cultural life and a wide range of exceptional restaurants, nightclubs, wineries and breweries, as well as every type of shop, service and amenity you’ll need.
Many top universities and corporate headquarters call Santa Barbara home, as well as services like Cottage Hospital, all attracting prime talent to the area.
Santa Barbara is rich in both history and culture, and has lots of opportunities to explore both. Santa Barbara’s Museum of Art, Historical Museum, and Courthouse are great places to soak up local lore, and the Lobero, Arlington and Granada Theatres have a constant influx of top notch productions. The city is also rich with gardens, parks and playgrounds. Real estate in the city of Santa Barbra ranges from modest apartments to grand historic mansions, with just about everything in between.
SB is a highly walkable and bikeable city, with an infrastructure of designated bike paths that make it possible to make your daily commute on two wheels if you desire. Well-kept, tree-lined streets throughout the city are a pleasure to walk or bike, and a bike path along the beach connects Stearns Wharf to the Santa Barbara Harbor, and extends up to Shoreline Park.
Life in Santa Barbara is about enjoying life and the natural beauty that surrounds the city. The sunny, temperate, Mediterranean climate boasts over 300 sunny days a year, and makes it easy to enjoy Santa Barbara’s many beaches, bluffs and parks, as well as Los Padres National Forest, just minutes away. The unprecedented beauty and tranquility of this region attracts many visitors from all around world, for a glimpse of lifestyle in Santa Barbara.