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Pros

-Small-town atmosphere
-Coastline
-Year-round climate

Cons

-Home prices
-Economy
-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.


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Quick Facts About Santa Barbara


    ECONOMY
    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.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Barbara County's cost of living is 67.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Santa Barbara County's population is 423,594 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.07 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Santa Barbara County is $490,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 16.00 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    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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