The densely populated area on the ocean side of main artery State Street is the Westside. This urban neighborhood (bordered by the Mesa to the north) attracts all types, from families getting by to college kids to those of means seeking ocean-side living. You’ll seeFind a Home

Isla Vista

Students attending the neighboring University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), as well as Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), along with a very small number of families, live right by the surf and sand in this densely populated community. Known all over the world for massiveFind a Home

Goleta South

Goleta, the Good Land: It’s a place of families in housing developments from the ’60s to the current, students attending the prestigious (and beachside) University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), professionals flourishing at growing tech companies in Old Town, and more. It’s known for historicallyFind a Home

Goleta North

With Santa Barbara’s trademark closeness to nature and the beach and the convenience of big-box stores and local establishments just a minute away, the northern neighborhood of the relatively new City of Goleta is the perfect place for families and young professionals to settle down.Find a Home


The unincorporated region between Goleta and Santa Barbara is known as Noleta (as in no, it’s not officially Goleta). There’s a little bit of everything in this eclectic neighborhood that refuses to be labeled, from apartments to ranches to mansions. Bordered by Hope Ranch andFind a Home