Santa Barbara

This city is a haven for those who appreciate outdoor activities.

Welcome to Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, often referred to as the "American Riviera," is a picturesque coastal city known for its Mediterranean climate, stunning beaches, and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. This idyllic city offers a blend of cultural richness, historical charm, and natural beauty. Santa Barbara is a haven for those who appreciate outdoor activities, with its palm-lined beaches, scenic hiking trails, and year-round sunny weather. The city's downtown area is vibrant and bustling, with a variety of shops, art galleries, theaters, and gourmet restaurants. Santa Barbara's cultural scene is thriving, with numerous festivals, music venues, and art events throughout the year. The city's relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere, combined with its natural beauty and cultural offerings, makes it a highly desirable place to live.
 

Housing Market:

  • Santa Barbara's real estate market is known for its luxury properties, including oceanfront homes, historic estates, and modern residences.
  • The market caters to a range of buyers, with a mix of high-end properties and more affordable options in certain neighborhoods.
  • Real estate in Santa Barbara is highly sought after due to the city's beauty, quality of life, and strong community.
 

Lifestyle:

  • Santa Barbara offers a laid-back, yet upscale lifestyle, influenced by its coastal setting and cultural amenities.
  • Outdoor activities are plentiful, with easy access to beaches, mountains, and wine country.
  • The city is known for its focus on health and wellness, with numerous fitness studios, outdoor activities, and health-conscious dining options.
 

Schools:

  • The Santa Barbara Unified School District provides quality education with a variety of public schools, including several distinguished charter and magnet schools.
  • There are also numerous prestigious private schools and higher education institutions, including the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara City College.
 

Architecture:

  • The city is renowned for its Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, evident in many of its historic buildings and homes.
  • Santa Barbara’s architectural landscape also includes Victorian, Craftsman, and modern styles, contributing to its diverse and picturesque environment.
 

Dining:

  • Santa Barbara's dining scene is dynamic and diverse, with a focus on farm-to-table cuisine and fresh, local ingredients.
  • The city offers a range of dining experiences, from casual seaside eateries to high-end gourmet restaurants.
 

Drive Times:

  • Santa Barbara is well-connected by the U.S. Route 101, making it easy to travel to nearby cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco.
  • The city's manageable size allows for relatively short commute times within its limits.


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Overview for Santa Barbara, CA

89,132 people live in Santa Barbara, where the median age is 39.1 and the average individual income is $54,426. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

89,132

Total Population

39.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$54,426

Average individual Income

Around Santa Barbara, CA

There's plenty to do around Santa Barbara, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

74
Very Walkable
Walking Score
86
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
43
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Mesa Produce, Gipsy Hill Bakery, and Violette Bakeshop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 1.75 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.77 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.77 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.68 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.48 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.12 miles 32 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara has 36,932 households, with an average household size of 2.38. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Santa Barbara do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 89,132 people call Santa Barbara home. The population density is 4,569.18 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

89,132

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39.1

Median Age

49.58 / 50.42%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
36,932

Total Households

2.38

Average Household Size

$54,426

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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60+ Minutes

Schools in Santa Barbara, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Santa Barbara. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
The Knox School Of Santa Barbara
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 9th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Cachuma Elementary And Middle School
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available
Eureka School Of Santa Barbara
PRIVATE
10th - 12th
No rating available
El Montecito School San Roque
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Bishop Garcia Diego High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Olive Grove Charter - Santa Barbara
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Harding University Partnership
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
Santa Barbara Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Santa Barbara Community Academy
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Monte Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Alta Vista Alternative High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
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