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-Small-town atmosphere
-Year-round climate


-Home prices
-Cost of living

What Bert Has To Say About Santa Barbara-Santa Maria Metro Area

The three major cities in Santa Barbara County, two named in the metro area, and the other one, Lompoc, no longer in the name, offer a highly contrasting set of places to live. Coastal Santa Barbara is the center of the “California Riviera”—an area of mild climate, beautiful coastline, Mediterranean architecture, laid-back ambience, and affluence. The University of California at Santa Barbara, about 10 miles north, brings a college town element without dominating town life.


Quick Facts About Santa Barbara

    The unemployment rate in Santa Barbara County is 5.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Barbara County jobs have Increased by 0.20 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Barbara County's cost of living is 67.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Santa Barbara County's population is 423,594 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.07 percent.
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Santa Barbara County is $490,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 16.00 percent.
    Santa Barbara County public schools spend $10,070 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.4 students per teacher in Santa Barbara County.

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re: review - 5/14/2013
I went to Santa Barbara last year and loved it. However, I was only there a week. I would like to know some of the nice places to go as for as Night Life, for folks... (read more)
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