Review of Santa Barbara, California

Beautiful and friendly
Star Rating - 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 real estate market is a game where you need to get your foot in the door. Once you do, it's easier to move up the scale. We now have a great home with beautiful views of the ocean and mountains and I walk to Shoreline Park regularly. The weather is fabulous and there's plenty to do. It is a tourist town so summer's are crowded. There is a homeless problem but I'd live here too if I was homeless. There is petty crime but rarely anything of a serious nature. Finally, it's not as diverse as I would like as I miss my black friends from back east.

Given all that I'm so happy to be living here. I come from a modest background and was concerned that all these "rich folks" would be challenging to relate to. I have not found that to be an issue at all. In fact, I find that most people are generally in a great mood given their beautiful surroundings. I really love it!
Griesel | Santa Barbara, CA
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- 3/13/2021
A once great town goes downhill
If you like high crime, paying a $4,500 a month mortgage and crazy high taxes, this is the...
John | Santa Barbara, CA | No Replies

- 11/26/2020
It's all a myth
If you are a multi-millionaire and can afford to live, shop and educate your kids within t...
Jen | Santa Barbara, CA | No Replies

- 8/26/2019
Still nice but was nicer in the past.
Moved here in 1988 for college and never left. Highway 101 still had a stop light at State...
Carlos | Santa Barbara, CA | No Replies

- 5/20/2019
Except for the price, it's awesome.
I've lived in the city since coming her for university in 1980 (and my wife has been here ...
Steve | Santa Barbara, CA | 2 Replies

- 5/11/2017
A Nice City, But . . .
It's a beautiful town with stellar ocean views, a laid-back vibe and a climate that can't ...
David | Whittier, CA | 1 Reply

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