Where to Live: Santa Barbara, CA

Making the move to Santa Barbara? Here's a little taste of what is in store in the city you will call "home".

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Quick Facts about Santa Barbara

The American Riveria provides beautiful scenery for you as you enjoy a variety of activities and unique culture – whatever suits your interests. A prime location allows you to experience the benefits of city life, or skip over to the relaxing wine country. Keep reading to find out what makes Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara.

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Top Neighborhoods

So, you're going to hang your hat in Santa Barbara. Which neighborhood will you call your own? Here is a list of a few top rated neighborhoods in the area to help get you started:

  1. Montecito
  2. N Jameson Ln/Olive Mill Rd
  3. Westmont College/W Mountain Dr
  4. Alameda Padre Serra/Las Alturas Rd
  5. Mission Canyon
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Restaurants

The favorable climate of Santa Barbara supplies its restaurants with awesome local ingredients. Treat your palette to the flavors and atmosphere of these top ranked restaurants:

  1. Finch & Fork
  2. The Hungry Cat
  3. Bouchon
  4. The Lark
  5. Jane
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Culture

Walking down a street in Santa Barbara, it is evident that this city is exploding with culture. See for yourself by experiencing it at any of the following popular sites:

  1. Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  2. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center
  3. Channel Islands Outfitters
  4. Santa Barbara Food, Wine & Photo Tours
  5. Santa Barbara Bowl
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Outdoor Recreation

The harbor and wine country are not the only great outdoor activities in Santa Barbara. Be sure to check out these favorites and fall in the love with the city's setting.

  1. I Bike Santa Barbara Wine Tours
  2. Lovewater
  3. Cloud Climbers Jeep Tours
  4. Condor Express Whale Watching
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Nightlife

These hot spots in Santa Barbara offer entertaining nightlife for a fun night out on the town. Try any of these highly ranked bars and lounges:

  1. The Press Room
  2. Intermezzo Bar and Café
  3. The Good Lion
  4. BoHenry's Cocktail Lounge
  5. Nuance
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School Districts

We know that education is an important factor to consider, especially when it comes to your children. Here are some of the top schools in the area to help you with your research:

  1. Washington Elementary School
  2. Adams Elementary School
  3. La Cumbre Junior High School
  4. Anacapa School
  5. Santa Barbara High School