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Old 06-30-2009, 01:05 PM
 
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My husband and I fell in love with the Santa Barbara area...we are looking to move and would love any advice/input regarding the area. We are aware that it is expensive but we are not looking to buy right now. Looking for info regarding safety, things to do...etc.
Thanks
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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things to do...etc.
Lots of wineries in the Santa Barbara area. Welcome to Santa Barbara Wine Country!
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:51 PM
 
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Sure it's safe. The most popular things to do have to do with either wine tasting, or ocean activities like whale watching, sailing, kayaking, etc. There's also a fair amount of good hiking trails in Montecito, and in general tons of good bike paths around. You can play beach volleyball, and there's a lot of nightlife too.

Funny, I'm making it sound pretty great, even though I actually prefer Ventura (I lived in Santa Barbara previously).
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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My husband and I fell in love with the Santa Barbara area...we are looking to move and would love any advice/input regarding the area. We are aware that it is expensive but we are not looking to buy right now. Looking for info regarding safety, things to do...etc.
Thanks
What line of work are you two in?
Where are you going to work?
Housing budget?
Kids? Ages?



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The most popular things to do have to do with either wine tasting, or ocean activities like whale watching, sailing, kayaking, etc.

Actually, the most popular things to do in Santa Barbara are working, driving to your job, watching TV, working out, doing laundry, cooking, cleaning the house, paying bills, working on the car, going to the doctor, shopping, posting on City Data, chatting on the phone, mowing the lawn, fixing something, spying on your neighbors, waiting for customer service on the phone, and running errands.

People in Santa Barbara spend less than 0.5% percent of their time whale watching, kayaking, etc. Maybe the people in the magazine ads spend more time, but 95% of the time a Santa Barbara resident is doing the same thing a Des Moines, Iowa resident is doing.
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:59 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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OKAY, anybody there??
Can I find a place on hill top with a humble view that I can build a small house??? Then again, must be not far from a good high school for my 2 girls? Mission Canyon can be affordable?? There is school bus by the canyon roads?? Any families with teenage children moving to live around Santa Barbara area (because of the school system???

I am looking to relocate, with no job yet, from middle of New Jersey.
I like to think I am spiritual and I am an asset to any community ! Aha !
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Central Coast
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You aren't going to build a house. That is a blanket statement, but, it pretty close to the mark.
1. the good lots, the hill lots are taken, not all of them have houses.... now..... they did before the Tea and Jesusita and Gap fires.
2. Homes in the hills properly built (fire resistant) will cost you a large bundle, think, around a million and up.
3 Mission Canyon can be affordable, but it isn't.
4 There are buses.

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I am looking to relocate, with no job yet, from middle of New Jersey.
Time to do your homework, you need to figure out first of all what you are going to do in Santa Barbara, pitching a tent under a Eucalyptus tree like I saw the other day outside Oxnard, is not the best way to live.
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Actually, the most popular things to do in Santa Barbara are working, driving to your job, watching TV, working out, doing laundry, cooking, cleaning the house, paying bills, working on the car, going to the doctor, shopping, posting on City Data, chatting on the phone, mowing the lawn, fixing something, spying on your neighbors, waiting for customer service on the phone, and running errands.
People in Santa Barbara spend less than 0.5% percent of their time whale watching, kayaking, etc. Maybe the people in the magazine ads spend more time, but 95% of the time a Santa Barbara resident is doing the same thing a Des Moines, Iowa resident is doing.
Classic!
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:42 PM
 
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Classic!
May even be less than 0.5% since in SB pay is depressed due to the mentality of "we know you love living here so much we'll never give you a raise and you won't ever quit!"
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Central Coast
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2. Santa Barbara. If you can afford it, this historic coastal city is about as close to paradise as you can get. Downtown, however, is not for only the wealthy. There is famously hip nightlife that caters both to UC college students and tourists. Shopping consists of everything from high-brow boutiques and department stores to thrift shops. Restaurants range from steakhouses to organic vegan take-out. Mixed in are professional offices of all stripes.
State Street provides the heart, but the downtown vibe extends well beyond to take in some historic neighborhoods, grand civic structures, lush gardens and the well-maintained Alameda and Chase Palm parks. And it’s all reachable without a car, thanks to a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly atmosphere and electric trolley rides that cost only two bits.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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If you're looking for a great Santa Barbara moving company, use Hazelwood Allied Moving and Storage. They have been in business since 1918 and have a A+ BBB rating. Very exerienced and professional Santa Barbara movers. Their website is Santa Barbara Movers Allied - Hazelwood Moving and Storage.
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