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5 Santa Barbara Neighborhoods to Explore

Santa Barbara neighborhoods to explore

There is a neighborhood fit for just about anyone in Santa Barbara. Whether you dream of calling a beachy surf townhome or want to be in the middle of the action downtown, you can find the perfect spot for you and your family in this city.

Here are five Santa Barbara neighborhoods you just explore when on your home search.

#1. Downtown Santa Barbara

Downtown Santa Barbara is always moving, lively and never experiences a dull moment. State Street is the true pulse of Santa Barbara and downtown revolves around its heartbeat. The street separates the city into East and West and starts at Stearns Wharf.

Housing consists of apartments, condos, single-family homes with age-old stories and characters all their own. Those who call downtown home are within walking distance to plenty of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. It is also fairly close to the beach, giving you the best of both city and beach lifestyles.

#2. Upper East

The neighborhood of Upper East has been dubbed the crown jewel of the city with incredibly large homes that are intricate and beautiful dripping with charm and intrigue. Many homes in the neighborhood are of historical or architectural significance – even the Pearl Chase Society offers walking tours of this neighborhood. This is a very serene and peaceful place to call home.

#3. Montecito

Montecito is one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. The neighborhood features private roads with high-end and stunning homes. There are two private schools located in Montecito along with two institutes of higher education. Montecito is also home to the Coral Casino and Butterfly Beach. The neighborhood is luxurious, quiet and Oprah even has a house here.

#4. Riviera

Riviera is named after its similar look and feel to the Mediterranean coasts of Italy and France. There are plenty of parks peppered into the neighborhood and the homes feature incredibly immaculate architecture. The neighborhood is intricately designed with stonework terracing that was built by twentieth-century immigrants from Italy.

#4. Carpinteria

Carpinteria is a small, beachy surf town that oozes small-town charm with relaxed vibes. People love to surf in Carpenteria and those who call the neighborhood home love living close to the endless waves and salty air. This coastal community holds the California Avocado Festival the first weekend of every October and the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club is in Carpinteria as well.

Be sure to take a look at all of the homes for sale in Santa Barbara on my website, some of which are located in the beautiful communities I talked about above. Contact me to get the search for your dream home started.

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