Mission Canyon, which with the Old Mission complex and the area bounded on the south by Mission Street, making up Santa Barbara’s “Mission District,” is unique. No residential neighborhood in the city boasts a richer historical background, or offers more relics and landmarks of Old Spanish Days Fr. Junipero Serra, when he helped found the Royal Presidio of Santa Barbara in 1782, intended Santa Barbara’s Franciscan mission to be built in El Montecito near the present site of Our Lady of Mount Carmel church on East Valley Road. But four years later, when his successor, Fr. Fermin Lasuen OFM, arrived to establish our mission, he decided that Montecito was too infested with grizzly bears and renegade Indians to risk building a mission so far removed from the protection of the presidio soldiers, so he looked elsewhere. Mission Canyon has numerous rolling hills and is home to several parks as well as starting points for hikes in the local Santa Ynez Mountains. Many homes enjoy mountain views and/or ocean views.
Mission Canyon Real Estate values average around $700,000 to $1.5 million. Spectacular view homes and estates start at around $1.3 million and go up to $2-3 Million.
If you are interested in real estate here in 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.
Schools: There are no official schools immediately in The Mission Canyon Area
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Located close to the heart of Santa Barbara, this bright and tastefully remodeled 3 bedroom 2 bath home has been well cared for. The newer custom kitchen features Italian porcelain counter tops, birch wood cabinets, recessed lighting, and stainless steel appliances. Sharp remodeled bathrooms, sitting deck and easy to care for landscape. Priced extremely well at $637,000 View: All Photos View: Map of Property Further Reading: The Mission Canyon Neighborhood - General Description and Information Santa Barbara Market Statistics Santa Barbara Photo Tour Buyer's Resources for... Continue Reading >
Year to date, there were a total of 24 closed sales of single family homes in The Mission Canyon Neighborhood here in Santa Barbara CA. The lowest sale in Mission Canyon was a bank-owned home located at 2668 Montrose Place, Santa Barbara CA., 93105. The sales price was $515,000. The highest sale in Mission Canyon was a gorgeous view home on almost 9 acres located at 2931 Holly Road, Santa Barbara CA., 93105. The sales price was $1,960,000. Overall, the market in Mission... Continue Reading >
For the first 6 months of 2009, there were a total of 7 closed sales of single family homes and condos in the Mission Canyon Neighborhood here in Santa Barbara CA. Currently as of June 25th, 2009, there is 1 property in the Mission Canyon area that is pending sale (under contract). The lowest sale in Mission Canyon was a true fixer, bank-owned property located at 2668 Montrose Place, Santa Barbara CA, 93105. The sales price was $515,000. The highest sale in... Continue Reading >
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Here is a link to view some of the latest footage of the fire up in the Jesusita area and Mission Canyon areas of Santa Barbara. Unfortunately the weather is not cooperating with dry conditions, high temperatures and strong wind gusts. So far there have now been reports of upwards of 20 homes burned and many other Santa Barbara Real Estate threatened. Local: Santa Barbara Fire Video Multiple Streams of Santa Barbara Fire Video Looking for Great timely updates on the Jesusita Fire,... Continue Reading >
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Mission Canyon - Santa Barbara Mission Canyon, which with the Old Mission complex and the area bounded on the south by Mission Street, making up Santa Barbara's "Mission District," is unique. No residential neighborhood in the city boasts a richer historical background, or offers more relics and landmarks of Old Spanish Days Fr. Junipero Serra, when he helped found the Royal Presidio of Santa Barbara in 1782, intended Santa Barbara's Franciscan mission to be built in El Montecito near the present site... Continue Reading >