There have been several articles published recently regarding the rise in demand for housing near city centers. One of the more interesting articles can be found on Yahoo Finance – Click here. This information reminded me of why Santa Barbara is such a great lifestyle destination location. With downtown Santa Barbara being only minutes away from most properties in the area there’s a comforting connection felt between the beautiful city and its residents. Just as convenient for all to enjoy are the beautiful beaches, mountain ranges, public parks, and endless walking and biking trails.
The nearby communities of Carpinteria, Summerland, Montecito, and Goleta which are all within single digit miles from Santa Barbara also contribute their own convenient city centers, villages, shopping districts and outdoor amenities. A common request from potential homebuyers new to the area is to tour only properties that are close to shopping and within a few miles of the beach. That includes just about everything! In addition to having many close attractions, the accessibility is enhanced by Santa Barbara’s near perfect Mediterranean climate considered by many as the best in California. With typically over 300 sunny days per year and daily high temperatures averaging from the mid-60s to the mid-70s year-round it’s incredibly comfortable to walk anywhere, anytime.
With so much to offer in way of convenience it’s easy to understand why the phrase “location, location, location” is fitting for Santa Barbara area real estate. I look forward to hearing from you regarding which location best fits your needs and appreciate your inquiries!