Welcome to Santa Barbara, California! Quietly nestled between the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Coast, Santa Barbara is blessed with grace, style, and a substance all it’s own. Santa Barbara offers the art and culture of a big city and the heart and hospitality of a small town. Local schools are excellent, and the surrounding communities of Montecito, Carpinteria, and Summerland are within minutes of downtown Santa Barbara. Also, there are stretches of beach which abound the oceanfront communities of Santa Barbara.
City of Santa Barbara Web Site
City Planners regard Eastside as perhaps the most important factor in Santa Barbara’s growth. More underdeveloped space and a higher percentage of older one family homes exist in the Eastside than in any other city neighborhoods. The upper Eastside as been identified as a bailiwick of the wealthy elite since 1895. Santa Barbara’s famous community playhouse, the Lobero Theater, located in the Upper East, was built in 1924 and known as the cultural center years ahead of Los Angeles and San Diego.
Upper East Association Web Site
The “Westside Story” of Santa Barbara is laid in our city’s first suburb. Cottage Hospital and it’s surrounding laboratories, rest homes, professional buildings, clinics, and other medically orientated satellites has made it very convenient for local residents. City Hall recognizes the Westside as the oldest established residential neighborhoods in town. Santa Barbara’s Westside is one of the last frontiers for the great American tradition, one that is daily becoming scarce – the single family home.
This district is a very popular residential area because of its fine views and because of the quality of the houses. There is considerable steep topography within the area that is subject to subdivision. Appropriate techniques must be used in order to avoid excessive grading. Most of the developed lots are medium to large sizes, in some cases containing one or more acres.
City of Santa Barbara’s Link for Euclyptus Hill
Welcome to the Santa Ynez!
Located in northern Santa Barbara County, California, the Santa Ynez Valley is just 35 miles from the beaches of Santa Barbara, 125 miles up the coast from Los Angeles and 300 miles south of San Francisco. The region is easily accessible via vehicles on U.S. Highway 101 and State Highways 154 & 246. For car free travel, Amtrak offers connecting bus service to Solvang and private aircraft land at Santa Ynez Airport (IZA). Six distinctive communities – Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang – are located in the Santa Ynez Valley, encircled by the Santa Ynez and San Rafael mountain ranges. The anglicized name “Santa Ynez” (Saint Agnes) derives from the 1804 Old Mission Santa In, the first Spanish settlement in the Valley. Prior to the arrival of Spanish and European settlers, Native Americans resided in the Santa Ynez Valley for thousands of years. Today, members of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians have a Federally recognized reservation featuring the Chumash Casino Resort adjoining the township of Santa Ynez. The Santa Ynez Valley’s communities are all known for genuine old-world hospitality and friendliness; each offering distinctive character and amenities.