Learn More About The Santa Barbara Community

Tucked between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is the best place for water and outdoor enthusiasts. Santa Barbara may be a small town, but it has all the beauty you are looking for. From the pristine beaches, majestic mountains, stunning cliffside views, colorful culture, and gorgeous Mediterranean climate to the community itself and its residents. It’s easy to see why the area is known as the “American Riviera.”

Santa Barbara is a city located in Santa Barbara County California. It is also the county seat of Santa Barbara County. With a 2023 population of 87,381, it is the 92nd largest city in California and the 398th largest city in the United States.

The richness of the culture and history of this city is visible as gorgeous Spanish colonial buildings surround it and offer multiple museums, art galleries, ballet, and theater troupes, its symphony orchestra, and world-renowned learning institutions.

A recreational paradise, the Santa Barbara area offers just about every water sports one can imagine, as well as hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, golf, and tennis. A nearly endless variety of shopping, art galleries, and restaurants are available as well.

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Rankings are based on rigorous analysis of data and reviews by Niche.com

#3 of 6 Most Diverse Places to Live in Santa Barbara Area

#1 of 6 Best Places for Young Professionals in Santa Barbara Area

#4 of 6 Best Places to Raise Family in Santa Barbara Area

#3 of 6 Places with the Best Public Schools in Santa Barbara Area

#4 of 6 Best Places to Live in Santa Barbara Area

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