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$969,200$448,669$200,419
Median property taxes paid$3,627$2,550$1,696
Median rent asked$1,373$1,205$801
Percent owner occupied43.5%65.3%72.3%
Percent renter occupied56.5%34.7%27.7%
The data is based upon 2010 estimates.
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The median home value in Santa Barbara is 116% greater than the California average and 383.6% greater than the National average. The median price asked for homes in Santa Barbara is 137.3% greater than the California average and 432.2% greater than the National average. The median rental rates in Santa Barbara is 14% greater than the California average and 71.4% 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 2000 census data.

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Neighborhoods in & around Santa Barbara, CA

NeighborhoodMilesNeighborhoodMiles
Downtown, Santa Barbara0.3Upper State, Santa Barbara1.9
Westside, Santa Barbara0.7Waterfront, Santa Barbara2
Mesa, Santa Barbara1.2Eastside, Santa Barbara2.2
Las Positas, Santa Barbara1.4Riviera, Santa Barbara2.2
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Cities near Santa Barbara, CA

CityMilesCityMiles
Santa Barbara, CA0Oak View, CA23.7
Mission Canyon, CA1.7Mira Monte, CA24.1
Montecito, CA4.7Santa Ynez, CA24.9
Goleta, CA5.8Meiners Oaks, CA25.1
Summerland, CA6.7Ojai, CA26.7
Isla Vista, CA8.4Solvang, CA26.9
Toro Canyon, CA8.6San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA29.6
Carpinteria, CA11.4Buellton, CA30.2
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