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Montecito, CA 93108
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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 Village Properties.
Goleta Real Estate & Homes For Sale
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The newest and latest real estate development going on in Goleta CA. is called The Village at Los Carneros. The community will encompass four distinct different neighborhoods, totaling over 300 homes, each connected by community parks, a recreation center, meandering bike paths and plenty of open space to get out and about. The community is well located for easy on and off access of the 101 freeway, with close proximity to UCSB, Goleta, The Costco center (Camino Real shopping center), Girsch Park and many of... Continue Reading >
For the majority of younger families, school district is one of the key important criteria when looking at real estate. The Mountain View School has become over the years one of the most sought after elementary schools in our town. The local opinion of Mountain View School is almost across the board very very positive. Here is the current review by GreatSchools.org. Mountain View School Mountain View is a kindergarten through sixth grade public elementary school located in Goleta/Santa Barbara, California, serving approximately 340 students.... Continue Reading >
Winchester Commons is a peaceful, quiet feeling planned community located at the far north end of Goleta that was developed between 1996 and 1998. It is a community of 147 units, with a mix of Mediterranean style single family homes and town homes. All homes have a light tan colored stucco exterior finish, open floor plans with high ceilings, fireplaces, quality finishes and good access to outside space. The larger homes in the community have 4 bedrooms with 3 baths and tend to... Continue Reading >
Within Goleta, Summerland and Carpinteria, there are a decent amount of options for true gated communities. With true gated communities, I am referring to a true gate that is locked at the entrance to the community and only accessed via a code and/or someone who is watching the gate. I have gone ahead and listed the communities below that fall into this category for Goleta and Carpinteria. I have also offered a brief description of some of the highlights. If you would like more specifics on... Continue Reading >
The Eucalyptus Grove Condos (most commonly referred to as The Grove) are located towards the north west end of Goleta CA. The complex is very well kept, gated and one of the larger complexes in Goleta. The complex also has a nice, quiet cottage feel and sits among very mature trees. Due to the fact that it is one of the larger complexes, it also tends to see a good amount of real estate sales each year. For many of its residents, it is a... Continue Reading >
When it comes to buying a home in the Santa Barbara area, we can all find ourselves with a little bit of sticker shock. We all have a varied idea on what is needed, what is ideal, what will make us feel that the house can also be a Home. Everyone will have their tastes and must have's. Ultimately for most of us, money will be the deciding factor of what we can/do eventually buy. Here below are 5 current homes on... Continue Reading >
Here and there I am still asked by potential buyers, certain clients and/or in just basic conversation about the short sale and REO/Foreclosure market in the Santa Barbara area...Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Montecito, Summerland, Hope Ranch. The questions all seem to have the same theme of whether we see anymore distressed sales in our area or not. The reality is is that there really is no longer per say a "market" anymore for distressed real estate in our area. As the overall real estate market... Continue Reading >