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Sheltered at the base of Santa Ynez Mountains in the northern tip of Santa Barbara, Goleta is a sportsman’s paradise with a host of family recreational activities, including biking, bird watching on the famous Goleta Slough, fishing from the pier or volleyball at Goleta Beach. Goleta is also home to the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and a well-heeled crop of local surfers.
The area’s history is on display at South Coast Railroad Museum and at the restored Stow House. Other museums worth seeing: Maritime Museum and an Air Heritage Museum located at the Santa Barbara Airport. Each October, the city hosts the zesty Goleta Lemon Festival.
Goleta is a nicely established residential area of tract homes. Many of the engineers and employees of the aerospace companies, the university and larger companies live in this area. Above Cathedral Oaks Road you move into an area of rolling hills with many homes commanding views of the ocean and mountains. There are numerous fine residences and citrus and avocado ranches. There is an abundance of condominiums and housing developments offering a variety of more affordable living. Some of Santa Barbara area’s most admired schools are located in the Goleta area. Within Goleta you will also find the private Cathedral Oak Tennis and Athletic Club, Sandpiper Golf Course, Hidden Oaks Golf Course, Twin Lakes Golf Course and Glenn Annie Golf Course. Most of Goleta is relatively flat until it reaches the Foothills.
Santa Barbara and its world-class shopping, dining, cultural and recreational amenities are all within a 7-10 minute drive.
Goleta Real Estate values average around $750,000 to $1.5 million. Lower end condos can start as low as $350,000. Spectacular view homes, estates and ocean front property start at around $1.5 million and can exceed this amount twofold or fivefold.
If you are interested in real estate here in Goleta, Santa Barbara, Montecito and our surrounding areas, as well as any other aspects of life here, please don’t hesitate to contact Kevin Schmidtchen at Sotheby’s Int’l Realty.
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Goleta CA Real Estate Market Update Here are the latest Goleta real estate market statistics for the 3rd quarter 2014. As seen below, the average sales price has been pretty stable over the last year when comparing 3rd quarter to 3rd quarter respectively. In addition to this, the average number of homes sold has also stayed level. After a very strong run up in the last 2 years starting in May 2012, our real estate market has definitely stabilized here in the... Continue Reading >
As the overall real estate market here in the Santa Barbara area continues to be very strong and a true seller's market, Goleta has stood out in the last many months as an area as strong as any. Right now the real estate market in Goleta is so strong that Realtors constantly make comments on a new listing of how many offers it will get. It is not a question of if a home will sell, or how long (generally less... Continue Reading >
Here are the latest 2013, 3rd quarter real estate sales statistics for both the Goleta and Carpinteria / Summerland areas of Santa Barbara. For the Goleta area, the overall bulk of our real estate market here falls into the following segments: Entry level condos from around $300,000 to $500,000 Single family homes from around $550,000 to $1,000,000 Both of these markets in Goleta have been extremely strong over the last 18 months, with prices continually rising from June 2012 til around August 2013. In... Continue Reading >