Bridging the two mile span which separates Mission and Sycamore Canyons, the sylvan uplift which the padres knew as the “mission ridge” has for the past 65 years been known as “the Riviera” due to its resemblance to slopes along the Mediterranean coasts of France and Italy. Residents lucky enough to live on this ridge attach premium value to their homes because of their unsurpassed views of the city, mountains, sea and islands. Most of the area has curving streets with mature trees and foliage. The topography of the Riviera is relatively steep and not easily reached via walking or biking.
The Riviera Real Estate values average around $900,000 to $2.25 million. Spectacular view homes and estates start at around $1.5 million and can exceed this amount threefold.
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Santa Barbara Real Estate - The Riviera Location: 1808 Loma St, Santa Barbara CA 93103 Offered Price: $1,775,000 Larger pristine private feeling 1920's Riviera Craftsman home with old world charm. Quiet Riviera location, close to El Encanto, The Mission, parks and downtown. 3 bed / 3 bath upstairs, 1 bed, office, plus TV room and bath on main level. Legal guest apartment with separate entrance located downstairs. Remodeled kitchen and baths, newer wood cabinets and built-ins, ocean views, mature landscaping , set on... Continue Reading >
With Santa Barbara real estate seeing rising prices in pretty much every area here in Santa Barbara since the beginning of the year, I wanted to break down some of the recent sales and current activity in the different areas of town over the coming weeks. Here I wanted to show a quick glance of what you can expect with prices in the desirable Riviera neighborhood. For most of us, we tend to break down The Riviera into lower (below APS)... Continue Reading >
Looking for a new built townhome or condo close to Downtown Santa Barbara? with views etc.? Welcome to Bella Riviera. Bella Riviera is a brand new community located here in Santa Barbara sandwiched in between The Upper East and The Lower Riviera neighborhoods. Bella Riviera just opened this past week for sales with a total of 115 residences being offered. Not all of these wonderful homes will be open to the public, as a portion have been set aside as housing for Cottage... Continue Reading >
When talking about Santa Barbara proper, the high end real estate market is usually referred to as home prices $2 million and above, although this is obviously pretty subjective. For example, within Montecito proper, most people would consider the high end there to start at around $ 5 million. So what are the highest priced neighborhoods in Santa Barbara? Number 1 on the list is Montecito with Hope Ranch not being too far behind. Montecito continuously finds itself within the top 10... Continue Reading >
There are many different reasons why we all choose to live here in Santa Barbara. Each and everyone one of them add up to a great quality of life. Among the most obvious are the medium sized town, the culture and arts, the restaurants, the weather, all the outdoor pursuits...you name. There are many wonderful realities of a life here on The American Riviera. Although the beach and the ocean are never more than a few minutes away for all of us, some... Continue Reading >
Here is a quick glance over the last 30 years of the median price point for single family homes for Santa Barbara Real Estate - East of State. Further Reading: Median Sales Price Montecito CA - Last 30 Years The Upper East Neighborhood - General Description and Information The Upper East Neighborhood Hope Ranch CA Real Estate Home Sales Statistics - 2009 Montecito CA Real Estate Home Sales Statistics - 2009 Santa Barbara Market Statistics Santa Barbara Photo Tour Buyer's Resources for the Santa Barbara area Seller's Resources for... Continue Reading >
In 2009, there were a total of 40 closed sales of single family homes and condos in The Riviera Neighborhood here in Santa Barbara CA. As of year end, there were 2 properties in The Riviera Neighborhood that were pending sale (under contract). The lowest sale on The Riviera was essentially a lot located at 581 Las Alturas Road, Santa Barbara CA., 93103. The sales price was $415,000. This was probably one of the best deals seen all year. The highest sale... Continue Reading >
For the first 6 months of 2009, there were a total of 13 closed sales of single family homes and condos on The Riviera here in Santa Barbara CA. As of July 1st, 2009, there were 8 properties on The Riviera that were pending sale (under contract). The lowest sale on The Riviera was a lot and a foundation with good ocean views in which a buyer got one of the best deals we have seen here in Santa Barbara located... Continue Reading >
Here is a brief visual view of the overall 2008 sales in The Riviera Neighborhood of Santa Barbara CA. The highest sale in the Santa Barbara MLS for 2008 in The Riviera Neighborhood was a single family home for $ 3.4 Million on Las Tunas. The lowest sale in The Riviera Neighborhood was a fixer for $650,000 on East Street. Further Reading: The Riviera Area Information Santa Barbara Market Statistics The Upper East Neighborhood - Information and Statistics The San Roque Neighborhood Is My Santa Barbara... Continue Reading >
The Riviera Bridging the two mile span which separates Mission and Sycamore Canyons, the sylvan uplift which the padres knew as the "mission ridge" has for the past 65 years been known as "the Riviera" due to its resemblance to slopes along the Mediterranean coasts of France and Italy. Residents lucky enough to live on this ridge attach premium value to their homes because of their unsurpassed views of the city, mountains, sea and islands. Most of the area has curving... Continue Reading >