Welcome to Goleta

A relaxed suburb of Santa Barbara with great schools.

A few minutes North of Santa Barbara, families find the hidden gem of Goleta with its great schools and abundant outdoor activities. Many of the locals work in Goleta at aerospace companies, the UC University, and larger companies in this area. In the town's rolling hills, there are a variety of citrus and avocado ranches as well as some gorgeous, spacious estates.  

What to Love

  • Many local tech companies
  • Home to the University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Suburban family feel
  • Highly rated schools for all levels of education
  • A sportsman's paradise with a host of recreational activities
  • A nicely established residential area of tract homes

Local Lifestyle

Goleta breeds a healthy, outdoor lifestyle for all its residents to enjoy with the abundant golf clubs and access to natural areas and local beaches. In addition to single-family tract homes, there are numerous condominiums with all the most popular amenities. No matter where your home sits, locals are only 5-10 minutes or so from great dining and shopping opportunities to fit any taste. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Although all the options of Santa Barbara are only about 10-12 minutes away by car, Goleta residents have a wonderful selection of shopping and dining options without leaving town. Los Agaves is a local favorite, and it's known for its authentic Mexican food.

Jane at the Marketplace is an upscale bistro with elevated comfort food, amazing cocktails, and an outdoor seating area for warm days. Freebirds provides a quick meal where the dinner picks the toppings to build their own burritos. 

In the mornings, there's always a line at Old Town Coffee of people picking up gourmet coffees and breakfast sandwiches to go. Handcrafted beer and pub food are on the menu at Hollister Brewing Company. Lilly's Taqueria is a great place to grab street tacos and Mexican sodas on the way home. 

Things to Do

Outdoor activities and spending time with the family are the most popular pastimes in Goleta. From bouncy houses to great food vendors, the annual Lemon Festival is the hottest ticket in town each summer. 

There are several great museums in town to learn more about the local history, including the South Coast Railroad Museum, Maritime Museum, Air Heritage Museum, and the restored Stow House. Golf and tennis are popular with several clubs in the area, such as Cathedral Oak Tennis and Athletic Club, Sandpiper Golf Course, Hidden Oaks Golf Course, Twin Lakes Golf Course, and Glenn Annie Golf Course.


In Goleta, the Goleta Union School District and the Santa Barbara High School District are in charge of the local public schools, but there are also some great private schools and colleges, with some of the best ones including:

  • University of California at Santa Barbara, Bachelor's degrees, and post-graduate work
  • Dos Pueblos High School, Grades 9-12
  • Goleta Valley Junior High School, Grades 7-8
  • Kellogg Elementary School, Grades K-6
  • Mountain View Elementary School, Grades K-6
  • Foothill Elementary School, Grades K-6

Work With Kevin

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