Santa Barbara is often referred to as the American Riviera. There is a rich spanish influence in Santa Barbara that can be felt throughout the city. The Santa Barbara Mission and El Presidio de Santa Barbara are a must-see when visiting the area. Santa Barbara has a unique culture and is expressed through the many celebrations and events throughout the year. Local favorites include Fiesta, Summer Solstice, Earth Day, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and The Harbor Festival.
Montecito is known for being a Hollywood escape for the rich and famous. It is a great space for many to come vacation, retire, and live. Montecito is special in that it has an Upper and Lower Village. Both the Upper and Lower Village offer residents upscale restaurants and boutiques. Montecito residents truly get the best of both worlds as the mountains meet the ocean.
GoletaLocated just 12 miles west of Santa Barbara, Goleta sits between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Goleta is home to University of California, Santa Barbara which has contributed to the development of the area. Goleta was once comprised of mostly orchards and working ranches but has now developed into a home for technology and industrial business. Goleta is the home of some of the best schools in Santa Barbara County.
Santa YnezThe Santa Ynez Valley is made up of six charming towns. Each town contributes to the unique character of the Santa Ynez Valley. Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, and Solvang fill the Santa Ynez Valley with hotels, events, wine tasting, restaurants, shopping, and recreation to name a few. Equestrian estates, horse ranches, vineyards, and single family homes make the valley
CarpinteriaThe quaint beach town of Carpinteria is diverse in its real estate offerings. Whether you’re looking for a simple home or a beachfront estate there is something for everyone. Carpinteria State Beach is known as the “world’s safest beach” as the gentle waves make the perfect backdrop for a family beach day. Carpinteria is also known for its agriculture, specifically flowers and avocados. Carpinteria hosts the annual Avocado Festival which is a local favorite.
SummerlandSummerland means the halfway point between heaven and earth. The town of Summerland lives up to its name as it truly is a seaside haven. Summerland is known for its local boutiques, restaurants, and antique shops.
Hope RanchHope Ranch is the unique and secluded halfway point between Montecito and Goleta. Rich in community and laden in palm-trees, Hope Ranch is the perfect Santa Barbara enclave to raise a family. The Ranch is home to Laguna Blanca school, and has its own private beach club.
The RivieraThe Riviera encompasses the mountains east of Santa Barbara. Cradling the Santa Barbara down-town, it is mere minutes from the Santa Barbara High-school, middle school, and the famed Santa Barbara Bowl.