Santa Barbara-Santa Maria, CA




The Santa Barbara metropolitan area is a fantastic location to think about buying a house if you like cosmopolitan living, shopping, and great restaurants.




Polls, Rankings and Lists
#15 Highest Rates of House Price Appreciation - FHFA - August 2014
#38 Top 100 Best Places to Live - Livability - October 2013
#14 NAHB / Wells Fargo Least Affordable Housing - November 2014

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About the state of California
California is a blue state, going for Kerry, Obama, and Obama in the last three presidential elections. California is not a right to work state. The current governor of California is a Democrat. Compared to other states, California has high income taxes, high sales taxes, and low property taxes.