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Santa Barbara, CA vs Santa Fe, NM

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Highlights
- The Median Age in Santa Fe is 8.1 years older than in Santa Barbara.
- Santa Fe housing costs are 67.2% less expensive than Santa Barbara housing costs.
- The average commute for residents of Santa Fe is 2.0 minutes longer than it is for residents of Santa Barbara.

Overview
 Santa Barbara, CASanta Fe, NMUnited States
 91,44382,980321,004,407
 $65,916$50,213$53,482
 36.444.537.4
 $1,161,300$380,400$231,200
 2.6%4.0%3.9%
 17.1519.1426.38

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Reviews for Santa Barbara    47 Reviews
Still nice but was nicer in the past. - 8/26/2019
Moved here in 1988 for college and never left. Highway 101 still had a stop light at State Street and was just 2 lanes both ways with a grassy median. Every year since... Read More

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Except for the price, it's awesome. - 5/20/2019
I've lived in the city since coming her for university in 1980 (and my wife has been here since her early childhood ... 1967). We love it. There has been change, both... Read More

A Nice City, But . . . - 5/11/2017
It's a beautiful town with stellar ocean views, a laid-back vibe and a climate that can't beat. Small wonder they call this the "American Riviera." So what's not to... Read More

Reviews for Santa Fe    54 Reviews
Great, but not perfect - 5/26/2019
Bought a house here in 2013 and split my time here with other house in Adirondack Mountains of NYS. Santa Fe is great, but not perfect. Love the climate. 306 days of... Read More

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Carnival of fools - 3/15/2019
The only 2 things about Santa Fe that are nice is the scenery and the weather. But, those two things cannot bring about the total comfort and homeyness that makes a city... Read More

Not worth the hefty price tag - 12/18/2018
Santa Fe is beautiful and has nice weather, but it's got a big city cost of living while not having much to offer in exchange. It's small, doesn't really have anything... Read More

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ZIPS IN SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
93101 93105 93103 93110 93109
ZIPS IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
87507 87505 87501

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