Santa Barbara

Off the coast, are a group of five islands which serve to buffer harsh seas and weather.

Welcome to Santa Barbara

A world class premier destination to live

 


Santa Barbara is the American Riviera. The seascape. The weather. The architecture. The geography. The culture.

Living here simply does not get better.

Located about 90 miles north of Los Angeles, along the coast. Geographically Santa Barbara nestles into a curved coastline which faces south ~ not west ~ and to its back, a line of dramatic coastal mountains. Off the coast, are a group of five islands which serve to buffer harsh seas and weather.

Our year round weather is due in part to this very unique geography of islands, south facing beaches and a coastal range of mountains to the north.

Santa Barbara’s regional airport accesses larger air hubs and is also home to Stearns Wharf and a wonderful boat harbor with a small working fleet of fishing vessels. The collection of islands off the coast also provide wonderful boating adventures and the channel waterways between island and mainland are home to abundant sea life including a migratory route for whales going to and from Baja California and their homes to the far north.

Early History: In the late 18th century the Spanish arrived to the area as part of their California exploration and settlements. They built the Presidio in Santa Barbara, the Mission Santa Barbara and the Mission Santa Inez farther west in the Santa Ynez Valley.

As part of this process the Spanish deeded large land grants to families who helped with their settlements and for the next century, the area was ranched and farmed. The “go west” idea that encompassed much of the United States during the 1800′s brought other settlers, drawn to the area by its beauty and weather. The harbor enabled building supplies to be brought, including redwood, and over the years the City of Santa Barbara was built and developed.

A large earthquake occurred during the late 1920′s that proved to be pivotal event, forever changing the architectural look of Santa Barbara. Many of the buildings and much of the infra structure of Santa Barbara was destroyed. A group of individuals and architects decided, that in the rebirth, a Spanish / Mediterranean architecture would prevail in the rebuilding of the town and now today, the wonderful tile roof architecture is prevalent throughout Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara is also a university town. The University of Santa Barbara has helped spawn a lively tech business environment for the community as well as providing a cultural and intellectual base of activities.

From downtown, you are just minutes away from another world famous enclave ~ Montecito ~ or a short drive to the gorgeous Santa Barbara wine country of Santa Ynez Valley. The Valley, with its breath-taking vistas, is home to renowned vineyards and equestrian farms. (See Santa Ynez page)

The regions beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, tile roof architecture and colorful culture make the town a world class premier destination to live, work and play.

Santa Barbara is the jewel of United States West Coast!

Overview for Santa Barbara, CA

103,431 people live in Santa Barbara, where the median age is 39.6 and the average individual income is $52,238.4. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

103,431

Total Population

39.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$52,238.4

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara has 42,389 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Santa Barbara do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 103,431 people call Santa Barbara home. The population density is 2,125.03 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

103,431

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39.6

Median Age

49.44 / 50.56%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
42,389

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$52,238.4

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Santa Barbara, CA

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Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Santa Barbara. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Cachuma Elementary And Middle School
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available
Eureka School Of Santa Barbara
PRIVATE
10th - 12th
No rating available
The Knox School Of Santa Barbara
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Harding University Partnership
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Alta Vista Alternative Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 9th
No rating available
Sunrise Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
Santa Barbara Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Santa Barbara Community Academy
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Monte Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
El Montecito School San Roque
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Bishop Garcia Diego High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Alta Vista Alternative High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Olive Grove Charter - Santa Barbara
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5

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