About the Area

Welcome to the Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley Communities

From the "Worlds Safest Beaches" in Carpinteria to Montecito’s wooded hills to Hope Ranch’s riding trails and the Santa Ynez Valley’s wide open spaces, Santa Barbara’s renowned beauty is more than skin deep. Active, community-minded residents have shaped this area into a well-rounded, multifaceted gem of a place for the discriminating person to live and work.

Opportunities abound in Santa Barbara to enjoy a life tailored to your individual needs. There’s quality shopping, over 400 fine restaurants, top educational institutions such as the University of California, and easy jet and rail transportation for those whose lifestyles keep them on the move. The area is also home to state of the art medical and hospital care.

View or download our local area information guide including Santa Barbara neighborhoods, shopping, arts & entertainment, Santa Ynez Valley information and golf guide.

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Condé Nast Traveler readers rate their top hotels in Southern California

From the mountains to the sea, the readers of Conde Nast Traveler have spoken, and they love the Santa Barbara South Coast. Belmond El Encanto, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, Rosewood Miramar Beach, and The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara have all been ranked within the top 20 hotels and resorts in Southern Calfornia in the Readers' Choice Awards 2020!

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Three days in Santa Barbara

Here are our top picks for a fun, three-day fall weekend in Santa Barbara. There’s so much to see and do in our wonderful, beach-side community. If house hunting is on your to-do list while you’re in the area, give us a call at 805-895-4406. With interest rates at an all-time low, there’s still time to purchase a great property. We’re here to help!

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