Santa Barbara

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Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains is the pristine city of Santa Barbara, suitably known to many as “The American Riviera.”

With a Mediterranean climate and a picturesque coastline, as well as red-tiled rooftops, high-end restaurants and charming boutiques, Santa Barbara finds itself among the world’s most enchanting small cities.

  • Population of about 90,000 people
  • Represented by zip codes 93101, 93103, 93105 and 93109
  • Divided into East and West halves by State Street, the most populated portion of the city
  • Home to the Santa Barbara Mission, the tenth of the California Missions to be founded by Spanish Franciscans on December 4, 1786
  • Ranks in the nation’s top 20 counties for bicycle commuters with nearly 5,000 residents commuting to work by bicycle
  • Four of the eight Channel Islands are visible from town: Anacapa, San Miguel, Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa