Santa Barbara, CA Housing & Real Estate

Santa Barbara housing overview

StatisticSanta BarbaraCaliforniaNational
Average number of people per household2.52.93
Median value owner occupied home$880,500$383,900$181,400
Median rent asked$1,469$1,209$889
Percent owner occupied40.8%56.0%65.5%
Percent renter occupied59.2%44.0%34.5%
The data is based upon 2012 estimates.
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The median home value in Santa Barbara is 129.4% greater than the California average and 385.4% greater than the National average. The median rental rates in Santa Barbara is 21.5% greater than the California average and 65.2% greater than the National average.

Santa Barbara offers many different types of apartment rentals in many different apartment communities. From the classic mom-n-pop 10 unit complex to the Melrose Place style luxurious gated community, Santa Barbara has lots to offer even the most discerning apartment hunters. Start your search now for Santa Barbara apartments for rent.

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Data displayed in the above graphs is based on 2012 census data.

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Neighborhoods in & around Santa Barbara, CA

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Mesa, Santa Barbara861.7
Riviera, Santa Barbara861.7
Upper State, Santa Barbara862.9
Waterfront, Santa Barbara841.3
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Las Positas, Santa Barbara842.4
Downtown, Santa Barbara830.6
Westside, Santa Barbara771
Eastside, Santa Barbara701.2
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Cities near Santa Barbara, CA

CityScoreMiles
Mission Canyon, CA862.2
Goleta, CA847.4
Montecito, CA843.9
Solvang, CA8427.8
Santa Ynez, CA8425.5
Ojai, CA8326
Los Olivos, CA8229.2
Summerland, CA825.8
CityScoreMiles
Ballard, CA8227.9
Carpinteria, CA8210.4
Channel Islands Beach, CA8132.6
Buellton, CA8131.1
San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA8028.6
Toro Canyon, CA797.5
Meiners Oaks, CA7923.9
Port Hueneme, CA7834.4
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