Santa Barbara, CA Housing


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Santa Barbara, CA is known for its high cost of living and high median house values. The median house value in Santa Barbara is a staggering $1,525,500, which is more than four times the US House Median Value of $338,100. This year has seen an 8.27% increase in the US House Median Value across the country. However, the appreciation rate in Santa Barbara has been higher at 10.50%. This shows that housing prices have risen significantly faster in Santa Barbara than the national average this past year.

The median home cost in Santa Barbara is $1,525,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 61.3%. Home Appreciation in Santa Barbara is up 0.5%.

Average Age of Homes
- The median age of Santa Barbara real estate is 54 years old
The Rental Market in Santa Barbara
- Renters make up 54.8% of the Santa Barbara population
- 0.9% of houses and apartments in Santa Barbara, are available to rent

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Median Monthly Rent by Number of Bedrooms

   Housing by Year Built

  HousingSanta Barbara, CaliforniaUnited States
  39,238.0139,647,020.0
  5842
  $1,525,500$338,100
  0.5%16.6%
  15.5%57.0%
  61.3%101.1%
  $5.69$10.98
  $6,432$2,690
  38.6%57.4%
  5.9%11.2%
  55.5%31.4%
  Vacant Housing
  0.9%1.9%
  0.5%0.4%
  0.3%0.7%
  0.5%0.4%
  2.4%3.6%
  1.2%4.1%
  Value of Owner-Occupied Housing
  0.7%2.6%
  0.2%2.4%
  0.1%2.8%
  0.6%3.9%
  0.0%4.5%
  0.5%11.3%
  0.2%13.0%
  1.5%20.1%
  1.7%13.6%
  2.1%8.3%
  11.7%9.7%
  20.9%3.9%
  28.1%2.2%
  15.0%0.8%
  16.6%1.1%
  Housing Units by Year Structure Built
  0.0%0.2%
  4.1%13.6%
  4.1%13.6%
  6.6%13.6%
  11.3%13.2%
  13.3%14.8%
  6.6%13.6%
  18.5%10.0%
  6.6%4.7%
  19.6%12.2%
Reviews for Santa Barbara
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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  More

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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  More

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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  More

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