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Best Places To Live In Goleta, CA

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  • Goleta, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 30,671
  • If you have ever wanted to live by the ocean, by the mountains, far from the city yet close to the city, in a small town but not too small of a town, in warm weather yet close to snowboarding, then…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Mission Canyon, CA
  • City: 8.3mi / 13.3km away
  • Population: 2,769
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  • Montecito, CA
  • City: 13.1mi / 21.0km away
  • Population: 9,193
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  • Toro Canyon, CA
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.3km away
  • Population: 1,714
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  • Mesa, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Neighborhood: 8.0mi / 12.9km away
  • Population: 10,372
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  • Buellton, CA
  • City: 22.9mi / 36.8km away
  • Population: 5,021
75
  • Los Olivos, CA
  • City: 21.6mi / 34.7km away
  • Population: 871
75
  • Solvang, CA
  • City: 19.4mi / 31.3km away
  • Population: 5,552
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  • Summerland, CA
  • City: 15.1mi / 24.3km away
  • Population: 1,146
73
  • Santa Ynez, CA
  • City: 18.5mi / 29.8km away
  • Population: 4,468
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  • Las Positas, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Neighborhood: 6.8mi / 10.9km away
  • Population: 5,327
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  • Ballard, CA
  • City: 19.8mi / 31.8km away
  • Population: 362
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  • Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Neighborhood: 6.7mi / 10.8km away
  • Population: 14,832
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  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • City: 8.6mi / 13.8km away
  • Population: 90,922
  • We moved here in 2001 and at the time I found people neighborly and down to earth, never locked our car or house doors, and while housing prices, gas, rents and taxes were on the high side, it was "just"…[read more]
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  • Westside, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Neighborhood: 8.2mi / 13.1km away
  • Population: 16,009
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  • Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.3mi / 16.6km away
  • Population: 10,899
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  • Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Neighborhood: 8.6mi / 13.8km away
  • Population: 19,688
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  • Riviera, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.2mi / 16.4km away
  • Population: 7,767
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  • Waterfront, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.3mi / 16.6km away
  • Population: 2,410
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  • Isla Vista, CA
  • City: 1.4mi / 2.3km away
  • Population: 27,179
  • Borne of necessity when UC Santa Barbara came to town in the mid 1950's. Isla Vista went from ocean-proximate farm land to a student "town" in the space of about 10 years, with the vast majority of…[read more]

Listed above are the best places to live in Goleta, CA for 2021. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Goleta, CA, followed by the best places to live near Goleta, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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