Samarkand meant “the land of heart’s desire” in the archaic Persian tongue. It identified the fabulous Asian city where a mythical Queen Scheherazade spent her 1001 Arabian nights. In Santa Barbara, the melodic oriental name was first applied in 1920 to a deluxe Persian style hotel, formerly a boy’s school. As the dominating landmark of a hilly, elevated neighborhood, the Samarkand gave its name to an area bounded on the east by Oak Park, on the north by Hollister Avenue (now De La Vina Street), on the west by a ranch boundary fence centered on modern Las Positas Road, and on the south by the old Coast Highway and the railroad. Samarkand is a delightful area of homes full of charm. The topography of the area is gently rolling hills with most homes having mountain views and some even peaks of the ocean.
Samarkand Real Estate values average around $850,000 to $1.3 million. The largest estates command prices generally around $1.3 to $2 million.
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The Samarkand neighborhood is filled with beautiful family homes, a retirement community, a multipurpose park, lawn bowling and overall good quality living. At one time the desired land for a big aspiring hotel, the Samarkand area is now filled mainly with homes built in the 1920'2 to 1930's. Aside from a very rich local history, Samarkand is what many consider to be quintessentially Santa Barbara beautiful. Many homes have exceptional mountain views with rich and varied architecture, pride of ownership... Continue Reading >
The main areas of the Adams Elementary School District encompass the neighborhoods of Samarkand, San Roque Gardens and Hidden Valley. All 3 of these areas in Santa Barbara would be considered by most "family neighborhoods". Most of the housing in these 3 areas are single family homes, but there are definitely a few condo and apartment complexes as well as some scattered income properties (duplexes / triplexes). In the Samarkand area of the Adams School District, the average price for a single... Continue Reading >
In 2009, there were a total of 9 closed sales of single family homes and condos in The Samarkand Neighborhood. The lowest sale in The Samarkand Neighborhood was a 2 bed 1 bath cottage located at 2708 Vernon Road, Santa Barbara CA., 93105. The sales price was $570,000. This was probably one of the "better deal" we have seen in the last several months. The highest sale in The Samarkand Neighborhood was a gorgeous estate located at 437 Wyola Road, Santa Barbara... Continue Reading >
For the first 6 months of 2009, there were a total of 5 closed sales of single family homes and condos in The Samarkand Neighborhood here in Santa Barbara CA. As of July 1st, 2009, there was 1 property in The Samarkand Neighborhood that was pending sale (under contract). The lowest sale in Samarkand was a cute 2 bed 2 bath cottage in need of some updating located at 2923 Lomita Road, Santa Barbara CA., 93105. The sales price was $715,000. The... Continue Reading >
Here is a brief visual view of the overall 2008 sales in The Samarkand Neighborhood of Santa Barbara CA. The highest sale in the Santa Barbara MLS for 2008 in The Samarkand Neighborhood was a single family home for $ 2.25 Million on Samarkand Drive. The lowest sale in The Samarkand Neighborhood was a fixer condo for $ 640,000 on Peregrina Road. Further Reading: Santa Barbara Market Statistics The Montecito Area The Samarkand Area The Mesa Area The Upper East Neighborhood - Information and Statistics The... Continue Reading >
Samarkand- Santa Barbara Samarkand meant "the land of heart's desire" in the archaic Persian tongue. It identified the fabulous Asian city where a mythical Queen Scheherazade spent her 1001 Arabian nights. In Santa Barbara, the melodic oriental name was first applied in 1920 to a deluxe Persian style hotel, formerly a boy's school. As the dominating landmark of a hilly, elevated neighborhood, the Samarkand gave its name to an area bounded on the east by Oak Park, on the north by... Continue Reading >