: Santa Ynez Valley Airport
: Amtrak Surf Beach
: Gaviota Beach
: Valley Vino
: Mt. High
: River Course at Alisal
: Succulent Cafe
Diversity abounds in Santa Barbara County. . . Whether you seek relaxed beachfront living, world class shopping, downtown entertainment, or the warmth and small town charm of our viticulture and equestrian regions, Santa Barbara County has it all.
The City of Santa Barbara lies on the southern edge of the county, 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Santa Barbara enjoys the distinction of having the only true southern facing coastline in the state as well as one of the worlds most protected harbors. Known internationally as “The American Riviera” Santa Barbara enjoys a very temperate climate similar to the Mediterranean.
The coastal region just south of Santa Barbara boasts the Village of Montecito, an excellent area for private estate living. Merging with Montecito is Summerland, known for its quaint seaside charm and artistic residence. Carpinteria, the southernmost coastal city has plenty of room for growth and an excellent school district. Enjoy the great main street events in “Carp” such as the world famous Avocado Festival.
If your tastes are of the rural nature, consider building your dream home in the North County. Land is abundant and the views are second to none. The Santa Barbara wine country encompasses the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Rita Hills with Lompoc and the Santa Maria Valley. Along with the region’s excellent wine tasting, unique shopping and touring can be had in Solvang, a world famous Dutch settlement. The regions “backcountry” is the Los Padres National Forest, encompassing the San Raphael and Dick Smith Wilderness, all magnificent outdoor destinations.