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The “Westside Story” of Santa Barbara is laid in our city’s first suburb to be initiated by Anglos rather than Hispanics; the Spanish genesis of the city was located on the Eastside. In 1850, when the United States annexed California to the Union, the Westside was open grazing range and farmland, turning marshy near the beach. Today this area is solidly overlaid with urban development extending inland to the Goleta Valley, making it the most densely populated neighborhood in Santa Barbara. The earliest historical reference to the Westside came in 1793 when Captain George Vancouver, a British explorer-scientist, who was circumnavigating the globe, anchored the Discovery off West Beach and received permission for his sea-cook to chop stove-wood from the Mesa oak groves and refill his water tanks from a steep at the base of the Mesa bluffs near Pershing Park. The Westside is relatively flat until it reaches the backside of the Mesa hills. Downtown is easily reached via walking or biking.
The Westside Real Estate values average around $500,000 to $850,000.
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.
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Most visitors come to Santa Barbara and pretty quickly fall in love. Within a few visits and sometimes even a few days, visitors to our town start to envision the possibility of themselves owning real estate in Santa Barbara. Sometimes this leads to full time residency, while other times it evolves into a second home. Why this happens is very easy to see. I could go on an on with the positives of life in Santa Barbara....weather, beach, outdoor life, cultural, restaurants, educated... Continue Reading >
Here is a quick glance over the last 30 years of the median sales price for single family homes for Santa Barbara Real Estate - West of State. Further Reading: Median Sales Price Montecito CA - Last 30 Years Median Sales Price East of State - Last 30 Years The Mesa 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 52 closed sales of single family homes and condos on The Westside here in Santa Barbara CA. The lowest sale on The Westside was a bank-owned complete fixer/tear down located at 1721 Chino Street, Santa Barbara CA., 93101. The sales price was $230,000. The highest sale on The Westside was a multi-family investment opportunity located at 716 San Pascual, Santa Barbara CA., 93101. The sales price was $860,000. Overall, the market on The Westside was pretty... Continue Reading >
For the first 6 months of 2009, there were a total of 29 closed sales of single family homes and condos in The Westside Neighborhood here in Santa Barbara CA. As of July 1st, 2009, there were 9 properties in The Westside area that were pending sale (under contract). The lowest sale on The Westside was a beat-up, bank-owned home that had been red-flagged by the city (tear down) located at 1721 Chino Street, Santa Barbara CA., 93101. The sales price... Continue Reading >
Here is a brief visual view of the overall 2008 sales in The Westside Neighborhood of Santa Barbara CA. The highest sale in the Santa Barbara MLS for 2008 in The Westside Neighborhood was a single family home for $ 1.295 Million on West Valerio Street. The lowest sale in The Westside Neighborhood was a townhome for $ 360,000 on West Sola Street. Further Reading: The Westside Area Information Santa Barbara Market Statistics The Montecito Area The Samarkand Area The Mesa Area The Upper East... Continue Reading >
The Westside - Santa Barbara The “Westside Story” of Santa Barbara is laid in our city’s first suburb to be initiated by Anglos rather than Hispanics; the Spanish genesis of the city was located on the Eastside. In 1850, when the United States annexed California to the Union, the Westside was open grazing range and farmland, turning marshy near the beach. Today this area is solidly overlaid with urban development extending inland to the Goleta Valley, making it the most densely populated neighborhood... Continue Reading >