Mesmerizing is the spell cast by the natural splendor of Santa Barbara. Officially christened The American Riviera, it is no wonder that world travelers find their way here to enjoy her lush climate and pristine Pacific coastline. However, the true allure of Santa Barbara is that it is so much more than a postcard perfect paradise for vacationers. Beneath her veil of beauty and serenity is a thriving community of business, government, technology, medicine, agriculture, education, arts, history and culture. All of these vital elements are seamlessly interwoven creating a spectacular place to visit and an even more wonderful place to live. For those fortunate enough to call Santa Barbara home, there is a vast array of real estate choices offered by the amazing diversity of her geography alone. Whether it is seaside or mountainside, foothills or valleys, there is a comfortable setting worthy of those with even the most discriminating of tastes. The variety of properties and lifestyles covers everything from downtown chic to mountain rustic. Within the charming neighborhoods of Santa Barbara one is likely to find their perfect townhouse or farmhouse, villa or vineyard, ranch or ranch-style, bungalow or condo, estate or starter, cottage or castle.
Santa Barbara's poetic fusion of diversity and contrasts began with nature and has continued to evolve under the care and guidance of enlightened leaders, planners and citizens who throughout its rich history have done their best to create and preserve this truly remarkable place.