As residents know and visitors quickly discover, Santa Barbara has a magic unlike anywhere else on Earth, a unique feeling that’s more than wine and arts, more than sunshine and the crisp air off of the Pacific, and more than just it natural beauty. Santa Barbara is all of these things wrapped into the richness of a big city with the feel of a small town. ‘Santa Barbara’ itself is actually combination of several communities that, together, make us who we are. If you are looking for ranches and wine country a visit to the Santa Ynez Valley will satisfy your every need. For a closer equestrian community Hope Ranch offers this and more behind it’s gates. Santa Barbara and Montecito are the ‘hub’ of activity offering everything from culture to amazing hiking trails. Looking for the ‘world's safest beaches’? do not miss Carpinteria. A short 10 minute drive to Goleta will bring you close to the university and many family neighborhoods as well. To find more details of our town and surrounding communities please click the links below.