If you’re looking for a little more space still very close to Santa Barbara’s downtown, just 12 miles up the coast, Goleta is a treasure trove of activity and opportunity. With UC Santa Barbara’s expansive, beachfront campus, it’s a bustling center of education with a population of dedicated students. Many corporate headquarters have moved to this area, creating jobs and enriching the community. As a hub of higher learning and business, Goleta is always abuzz with creative energy.

Homes in Goleta are available in every price range, from modest condos to large, expansive estates and ranches up in the hills. The vibe here is California cool, with surfing, biking and enjoying the sunny beaches at the top of the lifestyle list, but this charming city also offers amazing infrastructure – terrific schools, family-friendly parks, and lots of great shopping. Santa Barbara Airport makes it supremely easy to avoid LAX, and great amenities like Ritz Carlton’s Bacara Resort, a luxury spa, will pamper you to your heart’s content. Goleta Valley Hospital is also close by.

Just a few miles north of Santa Barbara, this region is also a destination for natural beauty and exploration, with several stunning beaches, sanctuaries, and the Santa Ynez mountains directly up Highway 154, leading right into the Santa Ynez Valley. Residents embrace the amazing weather and abundant sunshine, enjoying Goleta’s Sandpiper and Glen Annie Golf Courses, miles of biking trails, and Goleta Beach for fishing and boating.

Goleta is a community rich in amenities that offers easy, carefree living right next to world-class natural beauty. In fact, there is so much to do in Goleta, you may forget all about Santa Barbara.

Just a few minutes on the north west of Santa Barbra, Goleta is also close to many wineries in Santa Ynez, Solvang, Paseo Robles and Los Olivos.