Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Conditions

  • Median sales price

    $688,800
    -8.54%
    change since last quarter
  • # Active listings

    53
    30-day change

Santa Barbara Schools and Demographics

 
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Education near Santa Barbara, CA

City County
High School Graduates 80.69 78.11
College Degree - 2 year 6.79 7.56
College Degree - 4 year 23.64 17.33
Graduate Degree 15.2 10.96
Expenditures per Student 7,422 5,434
Students per Teacher 17.5 19.4

Elementary Schools near Santa Barbara, CA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Adams Elementary School KG - 06 564 19.4 93105
Adelante Charter School KG - 06 213 18.2 93103
Cleveland Elementary School KG - 06 408 17.2 93103
Cold Spring Elementary School KG - 06 165 11.3 93108
El Camino Elementary School KG - 06 317 15.2 93111
Foothill Elementary School KG - 06 440 16.7 93111
Franklin Elementary School KG - 06 500 20 93103
Harding University Partnership School KG - 06 477 19.3 93101
Hollister Elementary School KG - 06 431 17 93111
Hope Elementary School KG - 06 298 17.4 93110
McKinley Elementary School KG - 06 409 18.7 93109
Monroe Elementary School KG - 06 485 18.5 93109
Monte Vista Elementary School KG - 06 359 16.2 93110
Montecito Union School KG - 06 412 10.6 93108
Mountain View Elementary School KG - 06 357 16.2 93111
Peabody Charter School KG - 06 748 19.8 93105
Roosevelt Elementary School KG - 06 573 20.7 93101
Santa Barbara Community Academy KG - 06 277 19.1 93101
Vieja Valley Elementary School KG - 07 342 18.6 93110
Washington Elementary School KG - 06 606 21 93109

Middle Schools near Santa Barbara, CA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
La Colina Junior High School 07 - 08 844 19.9 93110
La Cumbre Junior High School 07 - 08 542 15.9 93101
Santa Barbara Junior High School 07 - 08 836 17.3 93103

High Schools near Santa Barbara, CA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
San Marcos Senior High School 08 - 12 1,870 19.6 93110
Santa Barbara Senior High School 09 - 12 2,168 20.1 93103

Ungraded Schools near Santa Barbara, CA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
* Alta Vista Alternative High 09 - 12 103 93101
* La Cuesta Continuation High School 10 - 12 107 11.5 93101
* Santa Barbara County Community School 08 - 12 298 19.7 93101
* Summit High School, II 10 - 12 4 93101
San Marcos Bridge School 09 - 09 39 20.5 93110
Santa Barbara Alternative School 09 - 10 93103
Santa Barbara County Special Education School KG - 12 253 2.6 93110
Summit High School 11 - 11 1 4 93101

Private Schools near Santa Barbara, CA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
El Montecito School PK - 6 121 7.5 93103
Marymount of Santa Barbara PK - 8 211 7.1 93103
Notre Dame School PK - 8 159 16.6 93101
San Roque School KG - 12 132 4.5 93105
Santa Barbara Christian School KG - 8 77 8 93105

Colleges near Santa Barbara, CA

Tuition URL ZIP
Antioch University-Santa Barbara Branch www.antiochsb.edu 93101
Avalon Beauty College 93103
Brooks Institute of Photography $22200 www.brooks.edu 93103
Fielding Graduate University www.fielding.edu 93105
Santa Barbara Business College www.sbbcollege.com 93111
Santa Barbara City College $686 www.sbcc.edu 93109
Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine www.sbcom.edu 93101
University of California-Santa Barbara $7062 www.ucsb.edu 93106
Westmont College $26240 www.westmont.edu 93108

Demographics near Santa Barbara, CA

City County
Neighborhood Type
Population 88,410 423,895
Population Density 4,541 155
Median Age 36.9 33.7
People per Household 2.5 2.9
Median Household Income 56,884 55,760
Average Income per Capita 32,784 26,595

Santa Barbara Homes for Sale

Santa Barbara, California, is the county seat of Santa Barbara County. Often referred to as the "American Riviera", Santa Barbara boasts a mild, Mediterranean climate and is a popular tourist and resort destination. Santa Barbara has a population of about 88,000, making it the second largest city in the county. Santa Barbara is situated on the Pacific coast, on a section of coastline that trends east-west. The city is bordered by the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The city covers 42 square miles, 22.5 of which is water. It is located about 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Santa Barbara Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Santa Barbara has a strong architectural style, with much of the city designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. Most of the homes in Santa Barbara are California bungalows, built primarily in the early 20th century. Many Victorian homes can be found in the Upper East section of town. There are city ordinances prohibiting billboards and regulating other outdoor advertising, so the city remains virtually free of that visual clutter. Santa Barbara home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, they also rank high on a national scale. Santa Barbara is a college town, and as such there are a large number of students living in the area as well as the cultural amenities that a university brings to a community. In addition Santa Barbara has a large population of residents who work in art and media, which adds to the city's general character and charm.

Santa Barbara Neighborhoods

Santa Barbara is divided into many neighborhoods, each with its own history, architecture and culture. The neighborhoods can be defined as:
  • The Mesa
  • Mission Canyon
  • The Riviera
  • The Westside
  • The Eastside
  • The Waterfront
  • Lower State Street
  • Upper State Street
  • San Roque
  • Samarkand
  • Hope Ranch
  • Noleta
  • Goleta
  • Downtown Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Economy and Employment Opportunities

Being a tourist destination, Santa Barbara's local economy is greatly influenced by the hospitality industry. In addition, there are several aerospace and defense companies located here that make up a large portion of the city's employment. The top employers in Santa Barbara are:

Santa Barbara Attractions

With its year round temperate climate, beach location and rich history, there is no shortage of recreational activities in Santa Barbara. Some of the things locals and visitors can enjoy include:

Santa Barbara Transportation and Commuting

US Route 101 runs through Santa Barbara, connecting the city with San Francisco to the north and Los Angeles to the south. Local bus service and electric shuttles are provided by the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District. Regional bus service is provided by Ventura Intercity Service Transit Authority and the Clean Air Express bus. The city maintains an extensive route of bike paths for cyclists. Amtrak offers rail service through the Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner lines. The nearest airports are Santa Barbara Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

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Sotheby's International Realty
1436 State St
Santa Barbara, CA
805-963-1391
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Distinctive Real Estate
730 Anacapa St
SANTA BARBARA, CA
805-565-0246
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Keller Williams
1435 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara, CA
805-456-3600
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Goodwin&Thyne Properties
2000 State St
SANTA BARBARA, CA
805-895-7309
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Goodwin & Thyne Properties
2000 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA
805-899-1100
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Casa Realty
526 N Milpas St
SANTA BARBARA, CA
805-965-1684
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Sterling Properties
2600 De LaVina St Ste A
SANTA BARBARA, CA
805-845-9999
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John Villar & Associates
315 Meigs Road
Santa Barbara, CA
805-966-9084
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Coast & Valley Properties
114 Canon Dr
SANTA BARBARA, CA
805-563-2337
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Celmayster & Associates
3700 State St
Santa Barbara, CA
805-898-4364
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