Downtown Santa Barbara
From foodie joints and artisan breweries and wineries in The Funk Zone, to historic streets and arcades in the Presidio, to irresistible storefronts and eateries on State Street, Santa Barbara’s beautiful downtown neighborhood will wow you. The beauty and history are mesmerizing, and the atmosphere of Downtown Santa Barbara is engaging. Historic cultural venues like the Granada Theatre, interesting museums and luxurious spas are easy to explore by foot, bike or electric shuttle. Designed in the Spanish Colonial style, the Santa Barbara County Courthouse is a great example of the predominant architecture that bloomed in the area following the 1925 earthquake. The historic red-tiled roofs polka-dot downtown making it a magical place to be. The views from anywhere in the city are exceptional as it lies between the steeply rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara's climate is often described as Mediterranean, and the city has been promoted as the "American Riviera”. Housing in downtown Santa Barbara consists of an eclectic variety of chic apartment buildings, funky condo complexes, and historical single-family homes. Downtown homes have character and age-old stories to share with newcomers. No two homes are the same. Twice a week residents join the local restauranteurs as they stroll through the downtown Farmers Market stocking up on fresh locally produced organic produce. Living downtown provides ample opportunity to experience fine dining at one of the many exceptional restaurants. With a walk score of 97 downtown is a place where people love to live.