Santa Barbara is a popular resort and beach destination situated on a south-facing section of coastline, the longest such section on the West Coast of the United States. Santa Barbara lies between the Santa Ynez Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara’s climate is often described as Mediterranean, thus the city being known as The American Riviera.
Featuring a yacht harbor and a local airport, popular beach locations with sand and water sports, trendy restaurants, fine dining and shopping, Santa Barbara is a dream destination for all. Recently Santa Barbara has even become a destination port for the large cruise ships for the passengers to enjoy the downtown area from the beach, and along State Street which is the central shopping and resort district.
Santa Barbara has an estimated population of 92,000 and is surrounded by the newly expanding city of Goleta. Other nearby popular beach towns includes the college town of Isla Vista near the University of California, Summerland and Carpinteria.
Santa Barbara properties are located in various sections of town with beach locations, view properties, downtown locations and uptown homes and resorts. Some of the finest estates in the World can be found in Montecito and Hope Ranch.