Santa Ynez Valley

Thirty minutes north of Santa Barbara tucked between the Santa Ynez and Los Padres mountains.

Welcome to Santa Ynez Valley

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 offer including many outdoor activities for the active person. Biking, hiking, golfing, and horseback riding along the open range are all easily enjoyed year-round, as are fishing and boating at nearby Lake Cachuma.

A variety of property choices exist in the Santa Ynez Valley – from the modest homes in the Sideways town of Los Olivos to multimillion-dollar ranch estates just outside it. A small airport is also available for access in and out of the valley.

Overview for Santa Ynez Valley, CA

30,355 people live in Santa Ynez Valley, where the median age is 48 and the average individual income is $54,868.16. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

30,355

Total Population

48 years

Median Age

Medium

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

$54,868.16

Average individual Income

Around Santa Ynez Valley, CA

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

22
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Juicy Life, Crown Point Vineyards, and Olive + Lavender Farms.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.75 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.52 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.93 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.39 miles 48 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.94 miles 35 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 4.22 miles 30 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Santa Ynez Valley, CA

Santa Ynez Valley has 11,720 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Santa Ynez Valley do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 30,355 people call Santa Ynez Valley home. The population density is 17.33 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

30,355

Total Population

Medium

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

48

Median Age

47.86 / 52.14%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
11,720

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$54,868.16

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Santa Ynez Valley, CA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Santa Ynez Valley. 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
Solvang Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Santa Ynez Valley Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Oak Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Santa Ynez Valley Union High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Santa Ynez Valley Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Olive Grove Charter - Buellton
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
Santa Ynez Elementary
PUBLIC
1st - 8th
3/5
College Elementary
PUBLIC
K - K
No rating available
Olga L. Reed Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ballard Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5

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