Review of Santa Barbara, California

A once great town goes downhill
Star Rating - 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 here in 1992 it was quite a bit different. It was possible to purchase a home in the $200-$300K price range and you could leave your car unlocked in your driveway. Not anymore. My car has been broken into twice in the past year, my wife’s car once. One morning someone dumped 2 cardboard boxes stuffed full of opened stolen mail and empty Amazon packages on our street sidewalk. A few months back, a neighbor the next block over was running a airb&b that got busted hustling a Meth/fentanyl to-go business. They were back home the same day. San Roque neighborhood seems to be getting the brunt of this crime wave. Law enforcement is apparently are not prosecuting anyone short of aggravated assault or homicide. Why? Because we don’t want them to catch the Covid in jail- of course!
The thieves know this so the Santa Barbara crime wave continues unabated. We are selling while the market is hot and before people start to figure out what’s really going on.
John | Santa Barbara, CA
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Beautiful and friendly
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- 11/26/2020
It's all a myth
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- 8/26/2019
Still nice but was nicer in the past.
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- 5/20/2019
Except for the price, it's awesome.
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