Goleta CA Homes & Real Estate
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Goleta Neighborhood Information
Overall Goleta is considered Santa Barbara's slightly more affordable neighbor in regards to house prices and cost of living. However, you get to enjoy the same amazing weather and stunning surroundings. Read some of the top reasons for considering moving to Goleta here.
Top Reasons for Moving to Goleta:
- Weather and beautiful environment
- Convenient shopping & employment opportunities
- Reputable Schools
- Family oriented neighborhoods and parks
- Popular Condo and townhouse complexes
- Multiple beaches & recreational options
Weather and Beautiful Environment
The weather in Goleta is simply amazing. Santa Barbara and surrounding areas enjoy a pretty perfect climate year-round - one of the best parts about living here. With temperatures mostly ranging from 65°-75° with no humidity it feels comfortable and inviting. This type of weather allows for outdoor activities throughout the entire year.
Occasionally it might get a little cooler or hotter than is typical for the area, which is a welcome change once in a while. During May and June, you will most likely get to experience the so-called "May Gray" and "June Gloom" - the local expressions for overcast and foggy weather during the earlier part of the day.
Convenient Shopping & Employment Opportunities
Camino Real Marketplace, Goleta
Compared to Santa Barbara's boutiques and quaint specialty stores on State Street, Goleta offers more commercial shopping options with large stores like Target, Home Depot, Cosco, etc. There are several shopping areas - like Fairview Center, Camino Real Marketplace, and Calle Real Shopping Center - where you find retail stores, groceries, restaurants, and more.
With several larger tech and manufacturing companies, as well as the University of California and Cottage Hospital, Goleta is the employment hub for Santa Barbara County. Some companies located here include:
Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Another convenience is the easy access to the Santa Barbara Airport located in Goleta. It is a small and pleasant airport providing direct flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and more.
Dos Pueblos High School
The Goleta Union Elementary School District has an overall good reputation, with an above-average rating. Schools include Mountain View, Foothill Elementary School, and Kellogg Elementary School. Dos Pueblos High School also has a good reputation and is known for its excellent engineering academy and outstanding girls' water polo program. For more school information and ratings check here.
Neighborhoods and Parks
Goleta Street View
The overall feel in Goleta is suburban. Multiple neighborhoods and smaller subdivisions throughout Goleta offer different amenities and characters. A mix of old-time residents, families, and increasingly more young professionals and entrepreneurs are living in "The Good Land" - as it is sometimes referred to. Neighborhoods around Stow Grove Park and Lake Los Carneros, or the Elwood Mesa and Monarch Butterfly Grove mostly feature single-family homes and are popular with outdoor enthusiasts. Here you will find endless opportunities to enjoy the great weather during long walks along the bluffs, the beaches, or bike rides.
Lake Los Carneros
The historical Stow House
Popular Condo and Townhouse Complexes
The Hideaway Development, Goleta
There are multiple condo and townhouse complexes in Goleta. Mostly you will find older developments throughout Santa Barbara. But there are a few newer constructed ones as well.
Some of the more popular options include:
- Storke Ranch
- The Hideaway
- Winchester Commons
- The Bluffs
Multiple Beaches & Recreational Options
Goleta Beach Park
- Haskell's Beach
- Refugio Beach
- Elwood Beach
- Sands Beach
- Devereux Beach
- Campus Point Beach
- Goleta Beach
Campus Point is perfect for those first surfing attempts. Devereux is popular amongst the surfing UCSB students - It is close to Isla Vista, where most students choose to live.
Goleta Beach is an excellent option for family outings or outdoor events. It offers lots of parking, grassy and shaded areas, bbq grills, picnic tables, a playground, and restrooms.
You can also start your 21-mile bike ride along the Obern Trail from this beach.
The Coronado Butterfly Preserve and the Elwood Bluffs are other beautiful areas to explore. Monarch butterflies come here to spend winter amongst the Eucalyptus grove. This special nature preserve is very peaceful and provides much space to breathe and unwind.
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort Main Pool
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort, a gorgeous luxury hotel situated right by the water, is another popular destination in Goleta for that special date, celebration, or spa treatment. Just a few steps from here a round of golf can be enjoyed at the top-rated Sandpiper Golf Course, featering stunning ocean views. Or opt for the Glen Annie Golf Course, set in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains right next to avocado and citrus orchards.
View at Sandpiper Golf Course
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