Goleta is Spanish for “schooner” and is located just 5-10 minutes north of Santa Barbara. Incorporated as a city in 2002 with a population of over 50,000 residents, it is comprised of traditional neighborhoods of single-family homes and condominiums with larger properties and ranches gracing the foothills. The University of California Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara […]


Samarkand comes from an Old Persian word meaning “the land of heart’s desire” and is a centrally located neighborhood with approximately 630 homes on 184 acres with a population of about 2000. Homes in this area of sloping hills are full of charm, and many have mountain views, some with a peak of the ocean.

Santa Ynez

Thirty minutes north of Santa Barbara tucked between the Santa Ynez and Los Padres mountains, lie six small towns and open, verdant spaces which make up the Santa Ynez Valley.  This temperate region is best known for its world-class vineyards and sprawling ranches. In the midst of this relaxed, country atmosphere there is much to […]


Whether your Santa Barbara real estate journey is just beginning, or you are established in one of the many wonderful neighborhoods and communities in and around the “American Riviera” such as Montecito or Hope Ranch, the experience and knowledge Gregg Leach has to offer to his clients is bar none. Gregg takes great pride in providing […]

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