Santa Barbara Real Estate Market Overview

Could Santa Barbara, CA be your next home? Kick-start your search with Trulia’s real estate guide and home search. With interactive maps and charts, Trulia provides a comprehensive overview of market trends, schools, demographics, and lifestyle data to help you learn all about Santa Barbara. Not sure which neighborhood is for you? Check out our Nearby Places section below to explore popular cities near Santa Barbar...a such as Montecito and Goleta. When you’re ready, Trulia has 532 resale and new homes in Santa Barbara lined up for you, including 18 open houses, and 87 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. View more

$1,049,000

Median Sales Price

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$683

Price Per Sqft

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$4,400

Median Rent Per Month

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Housing Market Trends

Market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Trends in Santa Barbara show a 5% year-over-year rise in median sales price and a -2% drop in median rent per month.

Median Sales Price
The median sales price for homes in Santa Barbara for May 25 to Aug 24 was $1,049,000 based on 252 home sales.
Price Per Square Ft.
Average price per square foot for Santa Barbara was $683, an increase of 5% compared to the same period last year.
Median Rent Per Month
The median rent per month for apartments in Santa Barbara for Jul 25 to Aug 25 was $4,400.

Crime

Most frequent crimes in the past year

Knowing more about crime activity in Santa Barbara can help keep you aware of crime in the area. Crime activity is most helpful when comparing two locations to understand the relative safety of each location.

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1,520

Counts of Theft

455

Counts of Burglary

349

Counts of Vandalism


Best Schools in Santa Barbara

There are 35 schools in Santa Barbara.

Elementary Schools
10

Mountain View Elementary School

Public, K - 6

10

Cold Spring Elementary School

Public, K - 6

10

Montecito Union School

Public, K - 6

Middle Schools
8

Santa Barbara Junior High School

Public, 7 - 8

8

La Colina Junior High School

Public, 7 - 8

7

La Cumbre Junior High School

Public, 7 - 8

High Schools
6

Santa Barbara Senior High School

Public, 9 - 12

6

Alta Vista Alternative High School

Public, 9 - 12

5

San Marcos Senior High School

Public, 9 - 12


Demographics

Get to know your neighbors in Santa Barbara by reviewing our census driven map. Get insights into median age, how many people are married, and percentage of people with a college degree.

Single residents
38%
Single residents
Home owners
52%
Home owners
Median age
42
Median age
Household income
$76,272
Median household income
College educated
56%
College educated

Commute

Most people in Santa Barbara commute by car. Learn how neighbors in this area get to work so you can consider how you might commute if you lived here, too.

Commute Type
90% commute by car
1% commute by bike
2% commute by public transportation
3% commute by foot

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