Situated between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is a beautiful coastal city in California. The climate is is often labeled “Mediterranean” and the area is commonly referred to as the “American Riviera.”
The city has a population of 88,410 based on the 2010 census.
Tourism is a major component of the Santa Barbara economy bringing in over $1 billion per year into the local economy. Weather, beaches and the Spanish architecture bring visitors year-round.
Real estate in Santa Barbara often showcases a Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture. However, in certain areas of Santa Barbara such as downtown and the “Upper East” community, 1800 style Victorian homes are on display.