Santa Barbara Harbor by local artist Chris Potter
Livability.com in their 2016 rankings ranked Santa Barbara the 4th best place to live based on “collection of beaches, mountain views and resorts that help make Santa Barbara a popular tourist destination. Those same amenities, great schools, a highly ranked health-care scene and strong economy make living in this California city feel like a dream come true. Great farm-to-table restaurants, unique shopping experiences, plenty of outdoor recreation options and fantastic weather keep Santa Barbara residents on the go. See where Santa Barbara ranked on last year’s list. “
“The City of Santa Barbara, Commonly referred to as the “American Riviera,” thanks to its beautiful beaches, high mountains and cultural treasures, Santa Barbara is located about two hours north of Los Angeles. Several wineries can be found nearby, as well as many opportunities to hike, swim and go boating. With many resorts and hotels on its coastline, Santa Barbara’s economy hinges on tourism, but also has a strong service sector with top employers in industries ranging from manufacturing to technology and education.”
Schools: The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Santa Barbara rates.
Public Schools in Santa Barbara, California
Private Schools in Santa Barbara, California
Business: Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Santa Barbara.
Major industries in Santa Barbara, California
Employment in Santa Barbara, California
Health: Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Santa Barbara.
Healthy lifestyles in Santa Barbara, California
Doctors in Santa Barbara, California
Hospitals in Santa Barbara, California
Real Estate: Ready to move to Santa Barbara? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and all the current real estate listings in Santa Barbara. The Real Estate Concierge and go to “Search Homes” on the tool bar at the top of the page, and you’re good to go! The “Real Estate Concierge.com” is Santa Barbara’s most definitive real estate web site.