Few residential neighborhoods of Santa Barbara can boast the rich historical background of the San Roque and Rutherford Park areas. Ten thousand years ago the area, bounded by Ontare Road, Foothill Road, Alamar Avenue and State Street, was an open expanse of treeless grassland, sloping up to the knees of the foothills and bisected by the jungled course of San Roque Canyon. Now a built-up, economically stabilized suburb, it is admired for its sweeping curved streets, its luxuriant landscaping, and its harmonious blend of many architectural themes – Spanish Colonial, English Tudor, French Normandy, California Redwood, Italian and American Colonial, mostly built since 1925. San Roque features older, custom homes with charm. For many, San Roque is Santa Barbara’s quintessential family neighborhood. The entire area is relatively flat and great for walking or biking. Most homes have views of the mountains.
San Roque Real Estate values average around $650,000 to $1.25 million. The largest homes generally sell for around $1.25 to $2.25 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.
San Roque Real Estate & Homes For Sale
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Bathrooms: 2 full | 1 partial
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SBAOR data last updated at October 1, 2014 7:18 PM PT
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For the majority of younger families, school district is one of the key important criteria when looking at real estate. Here in the San Roque area of Santa Barbara, the primary public school is Peabody Charter School. The local opinion of Peabody is almost across the board very very positive. Here is the current review by GreatSchools.org. Peabody Charter School "Peabody Charter School will work collaboratively to create a safe, caring, innovative, and challenging academic program to prepare students for life... Continue Reading >
Once again in 2013, San Roque was one of the most active neighborhoods with regards to real estate in Santa Barbara proper. The San Roque area tends to always be a desirable place to move into or move around once already there. The attractiveness of the San Roque area is based on a lot of factors: Peabody is a very sought after school for many families. The average household tends to be "affordable" for Santa Barbara standards...around $800,000 to $1.2 million on... Continue Reading >
NEW Listing: Wonderful new Santa Barbara San Roque Condo listing. Great location in the recently renovated San Remo complex. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit is superbly located on the top floor (single level) with a great sun deck and views over the pool and towards the mountains. Well cared for and maintained by the owners. 1 car garage, heated pool, located in Monte Vista School district and close to all up town shopping, restaurants and parks. Garden style landscaping and... Continue Reading >
Throughout 2013, the real estate market has been incredibly strong with high demand and rising prices. We have seen this across the board in all areas here in Santa Barbara and Montecito and in pretty much every price point. With the market this hot, what should the pricing strategy be for a seller when it comes time for them to sell their home? Every seller and every seller's situation is different with regards to what they are looking for in the sale... Continue Reading >
As the overall Santa Barbara real estate market continues to be very strong, San Roque and all homes within the Peabody School District continue to also be in very much high demand. In our daily routine as Realtors of networking within our companies and reading emails about buyer needs, it is easy to see that any upcoming good listing within this area is most likely going to see a strong demand from buyers within only a few days of being on the... Continue Reading >
A few times a year I like to give updates on what you can expect for various price points in Santa Barbara and Montecito. Over the last few years this has changed quite drastically as the market first went down and now has come back up at such a strong pace. Most homes today for example are worth on average about 20% more than they were just a year ago and so this leads to generally a decently different home. In Santa Barbara, if... Continue Reading >
Here is a summary of the latest statistics for the Santa Barbara real estate market for March 2013. Over the last several weeks we have seen a definite increase in inventory, especially in the Goleta area. Much of the new inventory has been in the $600,000 to $900,000 range. Buyers are still very active and almost all the inventory is selling off within days to only a few weeks. Prices in general still are on the climb, although it feels... Continue Reading >