Get To Know The Neighborhoods

No doubt about it… I love my community.  For such a comparatively small geographical area we have a number of distinct and special areas.  This generalized list cannot provide you with all the unique qualities of our different areas, but I would certainly be happy to discuss them with you personally at any time.


Downtown – The world-renowned restaurants, theaters, museums and shopping are a few blocks from your door. 
Foothills – The Santa Barbara Foothills stretch all the way from Carpinteria to North of Goleta.  They all boast incredible views of either the ocean, city  or pastoral scenes.
Mesa – This community starts at Shoreline Park with its ocean views and includes the Douglas Family Preserve, Ehlings Park, Arroyo Burro Beach and then extends further up the hill for more expansive views.  Marvelous for walking.
Riviera – The views are awesome.  The weather and architectures are reminiscent of its namesake – The French Riviera.
San Roque/Samarkand – Older or newly upgraded, well maintained communities straddle Upper State Street
Upper State – Old Santa Barbara mansions and charming cottages frame the world famous Santa Barbara Mission.
Waterfront – The harbor sits right outside your door.  Experience both the action and the serenity of living near the water.


Carpinteria – Still retains its old-fashioned beach town charm.  Many residents work in either Ventura or Santa Barbara while others are part of the large flower or more high tech businesses locally.
Goleta – Home to the University of California Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara airport and numerous high tech firms, this family orientated community has parks, miles of beach and an incredible butterfly preserve.
Hope Ranch – This upscale community is built around the La Cumbre Country Club.  It boasts many of the areas most elegant homes, miles of riding trails and private beach access.
Montecito – Exclusive community stretching from the beach to the foothills.  Its lovely old estates join with modern mansions to define class.
Santa Ynez Valley – "Sideways" territory with plenty of wineries along with horses and ranches.