Santa Barbara County, California 

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Population

442,996

+6.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.9%

Median Income

$63,409

Median Home Price

$595,500

Best Places to Live in Santa Barbara County, California

Small-city complex/College town - Central California coast, 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles. August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Santa Barbara County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Year-round climate
Coastline
Small-town atmosphere
Cons
Cost of living
Home prices
Economy
 $895,000 
211 Pebble Beach Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1348 SqFt
 $3,100 
126 1/2 W De La Guerra St
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | N/A SqFt
 $589,900 
957 Moonlite Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 1628 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area

The three major cities in Santa Barbara County, two named in the metro area, and the other one, Lompoc, no longer in the name, offer a highly contrasting set of places to live. Coastal Santa Barbara is the center of the “California Riviera”—an area of mild climate, beautiful coastline, Mediterranean architecture, laid-back ambience, and affluence. The University of California at Santa Barbara, about 10 miles north, brings a college town element without dominating town life.


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Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: California
County: Santa Barbara County
Metro Area: Santa_Maria-Santa_Barbara
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, 26 total
Zip Codes: 93117, 93458, 93436, 93455, 93454, 93101, 93105, 93103, 93111, 93110, 23 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 238 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Santa Barbara County is 3.9% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Barbara County jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Barbara County's cost of living is 48.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Santa Barbara County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Santa Barbara County, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Santa Barbara county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Santa Barbara County's population is 442,996 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 6.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Santa Barbara County is $595,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.5%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Santa Barbara County public schools spend $10,614 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 21.9 students per teacher in Santa Barbara County. More Education



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ZIP CODES IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
93117, 93458, 93436, 93455, 93454, 93101, 93105, 93103, 93111, 93110, 23 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN SANTA BARBARA
$895,000
211 Pebble Beach Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$3,100
126 1/2 W De La Guerra St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$589,900
957 Moonlite Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

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Bed 3 | Bath 2

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