Called the “American Riviera,” both for its Mediterranean climate and for its beauty and glamour, Santa Barbara is a truly special coastal community nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara boasts the longest south-facing coastline on the US west coast and is the home of four institutions of higher learning: the University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College, Westmont College, and Antioch University.
Santa Barbara offers resort-style living and outdoor adventures galore, whatever your taste or activity level. Tee off at the Santa Barbara Golf Club or explore the area’s parks and beaches. Dine at the Harbor or get to know the area’s best arts and culture venues, including world-class local theater, symphony orchestras, and opera.
The earliest Western settlements in Santa Barbara were the late 18th century Mission Santa Barbara and the Presidio, a military installation built by Spain in 1782. After falling to US control during the Mexican-American War, Santa Barbara grew quickly, first due to the California Gold Rush and later as a health and luxury resort for travelers, many of whom became permanent residents.
Santa Barbara’s architecture reflects its storied history and includes Mediterranean Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, and Mission Revival styles, along with many late 19th century Victorian homes and early 20th century California bungalows. There are many contemporary and modern homes as well, ensuring that there is an option for every potential buyer here.
Your Santa Barbara home is waiting for you, and your DOORA real estate professional is here to help. Whatever your aesthetic or neighborhood preference, we have the expertise and market knowledge to guide you to the perfect space. Once you’ve found it, your DOORA designer can help you with a full-scale renovation or simply assist you as you choose those fixtures and finishes that make a house a home.