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Santa Monica, CA vs Santa Barbara, CA

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Highlights
- Job Growth in Santa Barbara has been positive.
- Santa Barbara has 3.8% more unemployment than Santa Monica.
- Santa Barbara job growth has increased by 2.7% in the past 10 years.

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 Santa Monica, CASanta Barbara, CAUnited States
 Current Unemployment7.9%4.1%6.0%
 Future Job Growth33.0%28.2%33.5%
 Recent Job Growth-12.2%-6.5%-6.2%
 3 Yr. Job Growth-12.2%-2.9%-3.6%
 5 Yr. Job Growth-9.2%-3.5%-0.7%
 10 Yr. Job Growth-2.1%2.7%6.3%

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Reviews for Santa Monica    24 Reviews
My comp of Okc vs SM differs from stars shown here - 4/8/2021
I moved here to Santa Monica over 10 years ago from Oklahoma City. I was surprised to see that Oklahoma City was ranked higher than Santa Monica on best places. I... Read More

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Best investment I've made. - 3/23/2021
I've lived in Santa Monica for over 30 years. It's a Mediterranean climate--sunny and temperate when the rest of the country is under snow! I am walking distance to... Read More

Stay away. This place is dangerous. - 9/12/2019
I have lived in this city for 4 decades, and it is never been worse than it is now. It is a dangerous disgusting hell hole. Between the crime, the homeless that are not... Read More

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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ZIPS IN SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA
90405 90403 90404 90402 90401
ZIPS IN SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
93101 93105 93103 93110 93109

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