As summer continues to give us long days and warm nights, it’s a great reason to step outdoors. In this post, we share some of the best camping spots in the Santa Barbara area for day trips, weekends, and more. Enjoy! The Best Camping Spots in Santa Barbara Santa Barbara is world-famous for its wining, dining, and reclining, but that’s just the start. Santa Barbara County boasts some of the best nature on the California coastline, and it’s not just Read more »
California Coastal towns continue to grow in interest as buyers expand out from urban hubs like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Mansion Global’s article “Coastal California Towns Steal Top Spots on Luxury Segment of WSJ/Realtor.com Index” shows that Santa Barbara slid into the Number 1 spot. “The city of Santa Barbara not only has properties with plenty of room for work, school, entertainment and exercise, but it offers high-end shopping and dining, outdoor activities such as hiking and biking, and, of course, beaches.” -Mansion Global Santa Barbara is known for Read more »
Happy Summer! We’ve been spending a lot of time lately enjoying the natural beauty of the Goodland. With its distinct laid-back, country vibe, Goleta is home to some of the area’s best surf spots (and nightlife, thanks to the students attending UC Santa Barbara!), as well as orchards, farmland and horse ranches. Here are some local insider tips to help you plan your next trip to the Goodland. And if house-hunting is on your list, give us a call! Goleta, Read more »
Summer is here, and there’s no question that Santa Barbara is the place to be! There is nothing better on a hot summer day than exploring nature and finding a secluded swimming hole to cool off. To help you celebrate summer in Santa Barbara, we’ve featured seven secret (or not so secret) local swimming holes to help you have fun in the sun. Butterfly Beach This beach is a local hot spot, where celebs and the uber good-looking are found Read more »
Santa Barbara Estate Planning and Trust Attorney April Lavigne created a Law Alert regarding the expansion of the Property Tax Basis Transfer Rules as a result of Proposition 19. The expanded basis transfer rules could help Californians save a significant amount of property taxes each year. On November 3, 2020, California voters passed the Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act (Prop. 19). Among other changes, Prop. 19 expanded existing property basis transfer rules Read more »
Travel + Leisure shared the six best places to travel in April and you guessed it….Santa Barbara made the list. “If you’re ready to enjoy fresh air and outdoors with a hike or bike ride, consider a visit to Santa Barbara — when the day is done, restaurants and wine tastings await.” -Travel + Leisure In Spring, Santa Barbara boasts temperatures in the low 70’s, ideal weather for hiking, bicycling, dining outdoors, and taking road trips. T+L suggested renting an electric bicycle from Santa Barbara BCycle and shared some of Read more »
Summerland, California, is one of Santa Barbara County’s secret gems. This quaint location is a perfect spot for beachcombing, antiquing, shopping, dining and enjoying the scenery of the Pacific Coast. Whether you are a Santa Barbara local, or you are vacationing or coming to look at Santa Barbara real estate , make sure to visit Summerland, a quintessential California beach town. What to Do In Summerland When you arrive in Summerland, find a spot to park on Lillie Avenue. Enjoy a walk on this Read more »
Village Properties is now an exclusive real estate partner and founding member of Forbes Global Properties . This powerful global partnership provides us with a curated platform to showcase our clients’ luxury properties. As a founding member, Village Properties will be one of only 100 elite brokerage firms invited to participate in the global network. If you’re thinking of selling, let’s talk about how this partnership might benefit you! To learn more about this partnership, click here .
Seasons greetings to our clients, colleagues, collaborators, and friends! 2020 has been a year unlike any other, and a time when our personal and professional connections have been more important than ever. We are grateful for our Santa Barbara community, each of you, and your continued support of Knight Real Estate Group. Best wishes for an exciting New Year to come!
Santa Barbara – The American Riviera, one of our great Santa Barbara websites and resources for all things local, did a fantastic post called Dine, Sip & Support Local . This guide gives Santa Barbarians a go-to to support their favorite local restaurants and wineries by ordering delivery and curbside pick-up services. Following recommendations issued by the California Department of Public Health, our favorite SB spots are temporarily unable to serve customers on-premise for the next few weeks, but we can still support them. Delivery Read more »