Santa Barbara, California 

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lovely santa barbara - 5/2/2008
santa barbara california is certainly a jewel amongst cities. it's beautiful sandy beaches look out to the channel islands in the distance, with 4,000 foot coastal mountains as it's backdrop.

the city has strict ordinances about building, building design, advertising, signage. all of this is designed to keep the city looking as gorgeous as it does. downtown and residencial streets are treelined and landscaped, the streets are windy and picturesque. neighborhoods meander up into the foothills and residences of santa barbara take pride in their homes and gardens. downtown is charming and an easy stroll from beachfront hotels.

santa barbara is expensive as is most coastal united states cities, but santa barbara's temperate climate adds to its liveability, as well as it's moderate population. it takes a total of 20 minutes to drive across town. how very civilized!!

i love santa barbara, it is my home and my Read More

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lovely santa barbara - 5/2/2008
santa barbara california is certainly a jewel amongst cities. it's beautiful sandy beaches look out to the channel islands in the distance, with 4,000 foot coastal mountains as it's backdrop.

the city has strict ordinances about building, building design, advertising, signage. all of this is designed to keep the city looking as gorgeous as it does. downtown and residencial streets are treelined and landscaped, the streets are windy and picturesque. neighborhoods meander up into the foothills and residences of santa barbara take pride in their homes and gardens. downtown is charming and an easy stroll from beachfront hotels.

santa barbara is expensive as is most coastal united states cities, but santa barbara's temperate climate adds to its liveability, as well as it's moderate population. it takes a total of 20 minutes to drive across town. how very civilized!!

i love santa barbara, it is my home and my Read More

our beautiful home - 5/2/2008
santa barbara california is certainly a jewel amongst cities. it's beautiful sandy beaches look out to the channel islands in the distance, with 4,000 foot coastal mountains as it's backdrop.

the city has strict ordinances about building, building design, advertising, signage. all of this is designed to keep the city looking as gorgeous as it does. downtown and residencial streets are treelined and landscaped, the streets are windy and picturesque. neighborhoods meander up into the foothills and residences of santa barbara take pride in their homes and gardens. downtown is charming and an easy stroll from beachfront hotels.

santa barbara is expensive as is most coastal united states cities, but santa barbara's temperate climate adds to its liveability, as well as it's moderate population. it takes a total of 20 minutes to drive across town. how very civilized!!

i love santa barbara, it is my home and my Read More

our beautiful home - 5/2/2008
santa barbara california is certainly a jewel amongst cities. it's beautiful sandy beaches look out to the channel islands in the distance, with 4,000 foot coastal mountains as it's backdrop.

the city has strict ordinances about building, building design, advertising, signage. all of this is designed to keep the city looking as gorgeous as it does. downtown and residencial streets are treelined and landscaped, the streets are windy and picturesque. neighborhoods meander up into the foothills and residences of santa barbara take pride in their homes and gardens. downtown is charming and an easy stroll from beachfront hotels.

santa barbara is expensive as is most coastal united states cities, but santa barbara's temperate climate adds to its liveability, as well as it's moderate population. it takes a total of 20 minutes to drive across town. how very civilized!!

i love santa barbara, it is my home and my Read More

Outrageously expensive - 4/8/2008
Santa Barbara can't be beat in terms of climate, and as a result, housing prices here are out of the ballpark for most of us. I don't even think the recent national downturn in housing prices has happened Read More
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Housing is Overpriced - 3/4/2008
I have been living in Santa Barbara for 3 years now. There are many good things about living here besides the obvious, very beautiful surroundings - beach, mountains, climate - it's lovely. The people are very kind and there is much to do in a small-town way. I'm fortunate that I have a great job with a great salary, but rent for my 615 sq.ft. apartment is $1,350! I've been looking for 2 years to move into a better, quieter place, and unfortunately rents have gone out of control (just check Craigslist and you'll get the idea). Studio apartments with kitchenettes are renting for $1,200-$2,350 and 99% of places do not allow pets. Before you move here, take into consideration that there is a high student population, so you will be vying for living space with students who are forced to shack up in increasing numbers in a town that is very, very limited in decent, quality rentals/homes. Also, there seems to be a high population of illegal immigrants who don't mind squeezing an entire Read More

Santa Barbara CA - 3/1/2008
Santa Barbara CA - It is the American Riviera and I moved here before Oprah!

Simply put it's beautiful, not cheap, but well worth the price if you can afford it, although I wouldn't go broke trying. Personal freedom is much more beautiful than Santa Barbara.

I am the president of the www.SantaBarbaraREIA.com and can give you a good rundown on the housing market.

Drop me a line and check out www.SantaBarbaraCA.com

Thanks

Dan RingwaldRead More

Considered an international "Best Place On Earth T - 1/18/2008
Know as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara California is viewed by most that live here and visit here as the finest place in the world. With annual average temperatures between 55 and 75 degrees F. a pristine beach front coast line, a diverse culture with universities, international film festivals, a sophisticated art and business community, and abounding social and recreational activities year round, it’s no secret that those who can live here, do. No place “has it all” like Santa Barbara does.

As such, the housing market here has enjoyed great appreciating growth, and has been and continues to be one of the most reliable and solid financial investments. Even through the recent national housing down turn, Santa Barbara properties have maintained a positive annual appreciation.

The median single family home price in Santa Barbara is right around $1 million. The condominium median price is about $ 650,000. While these medians are more than double the Read More

Expensive!! - 12/10/2007
Santa Barbara is beautiful, beautiful beautiful!! BUT, it is extremely expensive, and so homogeneous! I enjoy the diversity of a metropolitan area, therefor I have been really disappointed in this town in terms the lack of Read More

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!.....But so Expensive!! - 8/18/2007
Santa Barbara is so beautiful....but housing costs a fortune. Great little downtown with some really cute shops and fun restuarants. If it weren't so expensive I would move here in a Read More


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