Montecito

The old world charm of Montecito (Little Woods) brings people from all over the globe to live and vacation in the historic estates, private residences and beach front homes and everything in between that make up this understated yet well known beach and mountain community. Italian settlers who thought the area reminiscent of Italy directly […]

Upper East

From the Classical Spanish, Victorian, Craftsman and English Tudor architectural styles, the Upper East is rich in tradition.  Settled in the late 1800’s by wealthy Californians, the Upper East’s age and charm are evidenced by the many sandstone walls and mature and lush landscaping which harmoniously blend the stately homes with modest residences.  Located close […]

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is often referred to as the “American Riviera” or the “Jewel of California’s Central Coast”.  It stands out as one of the most picturesque oceanfront towns in the United States and enjoys the geography and similar climate of the French and Italian Rivieras with the Santa Ynez Mountains rising dramatically behind the city. […]

Riviera

“The Riviera” is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Santa Barbara and is known for its resemblance to the Mediterranean coastal towns of France and Italy. This neighborhood has many winding streets with intricate stonework built by early 20th century Italian immigrants. The Riviera is replete with red tile roofs and classic architecture, as well […]

Mission Canyon

The area known as Mission Canyon is steeped in the history of Old Spanish Days and the fabulous Santa Barbara Mission, known as the “Queen of the Missions”.   No other Santa Barbara neighborhood has a richer historical background or is quite as unique. Mission Canyon has many rolling hills and is home to several parks […]

The Mesa

Perched above a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean is the Santa Barbara neighborhood known as The Mesa.  Homes in this area can be modest or grand, and many have views of the ocean and Channel Islands. Residents of “The Mesa” typically know their neighbors and many host annual block parties.  Santa Barbara City College, beautiful […]

Carpinteria

“Carpinteria” ~ the name alone is rich in history and evolves from the Spanish for “carpentry” which describes the large seagoing canoe-building enterprise, or “carpentry shop” the native Chumash Indians once had along its shores. A highly desirable “old time” beach town, Carpinteria has a population of just over 13,000, and is located just minutes […]

Summerland

This idyllic seaside town was founded in 1883, by spiritualist and real estate speculator H.L. Williams who divided his land into tracts and sold them to fellow spiritualists.  Today, the spirit of Summerland is embodied in its small town feel and beach side community. The relaxed, tiny hillside community is cradled between Montecito and Carpinteria […]

Hope Ranch

An exclusive and highly sought after residential enclave, Hope Ranch is located in the southwestern part of Santa Barbara on approximately 1,860 acres with roughly 700 homes and miles of horse trails meandering throughout the community. With its wide mesas, towering palm lined main streets and rolling hills, the feeling of serenity is everywhere and […]

San Roque

Known as a traditional neighborhood with stately homes and storybook cottages embracing mountain views, this area is said to be a constant five degrees warmer than the coast just five minutes away. It is also known for being very family friendly with its own public and private schools. In addition, the neighborhood is walker friendly […]

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