Santa Barbara has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live 2018 by livability.com. The city (No. 30( was up against 2,100 others with populations between 20,000 and 350,000. Among the reasons cities for the ranking were warm weather that allows people to enjoy the outdoors year-around; opportunities to hike, swim and go boating; strong economy; good higher-education schools; abundance of social and recreational activities; and top health care for seniors. But we who live here already know this...!