Goleta is a thriving residential community bordered on one side by gorgeous beaches of the Pacific and the other by fertile ranch land tucked beneath the beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains. Wonderful parks easily accessible to the residents include Tucker´s Grove, Stow Park, Lake Los Carneros, Ellwood Mesa Open Space and Goleta Beach Park. Neighborhoods are primarily composed of ranch style tract homes, along with smaller areas of newer condominium developments and apartments. There are also areas of custom built homes that provide varying architecture and scale. Goleta North has many incredible estates that are set in the rolling hills with spectacular ocean and mountain views. Goleta South is home to the beach, airport, University of California Santa Barbara and many well established businesses.