Santa Barbara is Situated on an east-west trending section of coastline, the only such section on the west coast, between the steeply-rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the sea,
and having a Mediterranean climate, it is called California's "South Coast", and also sometimes referred to casually as the "American Riviera." As of the census of 2000, the city had a population of 92,325 while the contiguous urban area, which includes the cities of Goleta and Carpinteria, along
with the unincorporated regions of Isla Vista, Montecito, Mission Canyon, Hope Ranch, Summerland, and others, had an approximate population of 200,000 In addition to being a popular tourist and resort destination, the city has a robust economy which
includes a large service sector, education, technology, health care, finance, agriculture, manufacturing, and local government. In 2004, the service sector accounted for fully 35% of local employment. Education in particular is well-represented, with five institutions of higher education.

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Santa Barbara Has many distinct and different areas in which to live, dependent on your needs and wants.
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Areas In Which To Buy Property In Santa Barbara:

Downtown State  
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Upper East SB
Mission Canyon
San Roque
The Riviera
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