Santa Barbara Real Estate
Less than two hours north of Los Angeles along Highway 101, positioned ideally along the coast between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, is the city of Santa Barbara, often referred to as the “American Riviera.” With the art and culture of a big city and the heart and hospitality of a small, coastal town, Santa Barbara is renowned throughout the region as a great place to live, work, and play.
Santa Barbara real estate is featured in a diversity of residential communities — from the Upper East Side’s older, elegant mansions, to the Riviera – named after its European namesake – with its winding narrow streets and exceptional custom homes with unparalleled city views. Potential buyers will also find a fine selection of charming beach bungalows and villas, many with panoramic views of the Pacific. No matter what your style, preference or budget, you’re sure to find the home to not only meet your needs, but to also exceed your expectations here in Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara Real Estate
Because there are no new developments either under construction or planned in Santa Barbara, the Spanish-style and other homes that dot the area, as well as the existing homes on bluff-top property, are highly sought-after within the Santa Barbara real estate market. With this growing demand and more than 90,000 residents in Santa Barbara proper, one would assume the community would feel crowded, however it does not. In fact, it’s even possible to own several acres of private land and ride your horses to the beach! It’s important to mention that if you’re interested in Santa Barbara luxury properties or luxury Montecito real estate, it’s imperative to seek the guidance of a local, experienced real estate professional who can alert you to new properties coming on the market.
There are a number of exciting cultural, social and recreational events and activities throughout the year, which further enhance the exceptional quality of life found here in Santa Barbara. Some of Cristal’s personal favorites are:
- The Santa Barbara Zoo: One of the country’s most beautiful zoos, where you can ride the Zoo Train, play zookeeper for the day, take the elephant walk, or hand-feed the giraffes.
- Santa Barbara Beaches: Offering miles and miles of beautiful beaches, many of which are home to some of the best surf breaks and stand-up paddle board zones along the West Coast
- First Thursdays: When Santa Barbara art galleries extend their hours and downtown streets become outdoor stages.
- Santa Barbara Wine Trail: Boasting four official appellations and so many different growing areas and tasting hubs that you can pick a wine tour to suit your mood on any given day!
This is just a small sampling of the many unique events and activities found throughout the area that you can participate in. But, why just visit when you can purchase Santa Barbara real estate? The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Paseo Nuevo shopping center and the Stearns Wharf are a few other popular activities.
Please feel free to browse Cristal’s website to learn more about the Santa Barbra homes currently available to you as well as the surrounding Montecito homes. Should you have any questions or would like to speak with Cristal directly about your real estate needs, she’s always just a phone call or email away.