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Best Places To Live In Santa Ynez, CA

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  • Santa Ynez, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 4,468
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score76
  • Goleta, CA
  • City: 18.5mi / 29.8km away
  • 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]
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  • Buellton, CA
  • City: 5.7mi / 9.2km away
  • Population: 5,021
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  • Los Olivos, CA
  • City: 3.3mi / 5.3km away
  • Population: 871
75
  • Solvang, CA
  • City: 3.1mi / 5.0km away
  • Population: 5,552
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  • Ballard, CA
  • City: 1.3mi / 2.1km away
  • Population: 362
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  • Orcutt, CA
  • City: 25.4mi / 40.8km away
  • Population: 30,109
  • I’ve lived in Orcutt for around two years now and it’s a really nice small town. There’s nothing to worry about when kids are playing in the yard. Neighbors look out for one another and the community is…[read more]
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  • Garey, CA
  • City: 22.3mi / 35.8km away
  • Population: 212
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  • Mission Hills, CA
  • City: 20.2mi / 32.6km away
  • Population: 3,616
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  • Isla Vista, CA
  • City: 19.5mi / 31.4km 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]
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  • Los Alamos, CA
  • City: 12.6mi / 20.3km away
  • Population: 1,351
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  • Sisquoc, CA
  • City: 20.3mi / 32.6km away
  • Population: 264

Listed above are the best places to live in Santa Ynez, 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 - Santa Ynez, CA, followed by the best places to live near Santa Ynez, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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