Santa Barbara, California 

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Population

90,254

+4.1% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.1%

Median Income

$65,916

Median Home Price

$1,390,400

Median Age

37.9

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.7 / 8.2

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Santa Barbara, California

Small-city complex/College town - Central California coast, 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles. August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Santa Barbara, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Santa Barbara, CA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Year-round climate
Coastline
Small-town atmosphere
Cons
Cost of living
Home prices
Economy


What Bert Has To Say About Santa Maria-Santa Barbara 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

City: Santa Barbara
Zip Codes: 93101 93105 93103 93110 93109
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 238 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Santa Barbara is 4.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Barbara jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Barbara's cost of living is 123.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Santa Barbara's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Santa Barbara county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 64.5% to 32.6%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Santa Barbara's population is 90,254 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Santa Barbara is Real Estate: $1,390,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.2%.

SCHOOLS
Santa Barbara public schools spend $10,508 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.8 students per teacher in Santa Barbara. More Education



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Housing Market in Santa Barbara

It's a good time to buy in Santa Barbara. Home Appreciation is up 19.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Santa Barbara is $1,390,400.

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Reviews for Santa Barbara   51 Reviews
ONCE BEAUTIFUL, NOW RUINED - 10/19/2021
I moved to Santa Barbara around 23 years ago to study at Brooks, which like most of the Santa Barbara that I knew—has been destroyed. Homelessness, drugs, gangs, high... Read More

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Beautiful and friendly - 3/24/2021
I fell in love with Santa Barbara about thirty years ago and finally moved here a few years ago. Because of the price of homes, it is an expensive place to live. The... Read More

A once great town goes downhill - 3/13/2021
If you like high crime, paying a $4,500 a month mortgage and crazy high taxes, this is the place for you. It’s too bad because it wasn’t always like this. When I moved... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
93101 93105 93103 93110 93109

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