What better way to wake up in the morning than to the sound of waves rolling in from the Pacific and crashing along the beautiful California coastline. This feature is one of many that Santa Barbara has to offer, as this picture-perfect beach town possesses all the stunning natural elements associated with the southern California coast without the hustle and bustle of its nearby neighbor, Los Angeles. And with a diverse mixture of single-levels, townhomes, condominiums, Spanish-style homes and more, there are plenty of inviting options to accommodate buyers looking in the area.
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California living certainly isn't cheap, but it's well worth the investment when measured against what you're receiving in return: a sun-drenched Pacific climate with low humidity and winter temperatures that dip to a mere 50 or 60 degrees. Santa Barbara takes full advantage of this environment as well, with plenty of options for its residents. The city has four miles of beaches, including Leadbetter, East Beach, Shoreline Park, West Beach and other sections. Rental companies provide gear for snorkeling, biking, in-line skating, surfing, jet skiing, scuba diving and other activities. The Harbor offers Stearns Wharf, world-class dining, wine tasting and bars with outdoor seating, all among scenic views. The city also has 57 parks, further enhancing the town's overall natural beauty, which is literally world-renowned.
Santa Barbara has a variety of neighborhoods, each with its own unique history and style. Mission Canyon consists of rustic and wooded, hilly areas that are popular among hikers. The Riviera includes hillsides that face the ocean. The neighborhood also has winding streets with intricate stonework dating back to the early 20th century. San Roque is located further inland and is separated from the sea by a low range of hills. It is known to be very popular with trick-or-treaters during Halloween. Other neighborhoods include Upper State Street, Samarkand, the Eastside, the Westside, the Mesa and others. Santa Barbara is known for hosting a rich cultural scene as well. The city is a focal point for classical music lovers, having a symphony orchestra and part-time opera company. In addition to other venues such as the Lobero Theatre, Granada Theater and the Santa Barbara Bowl, the Arlington Theatre hosts events such as the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. For the best in sun, surf, inviting culture and a high quality of life, Santa Barbara, California, is your destination. For more information on properties available in the area, visit our website and browse current listings.