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Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara, California is a city on the central California coast, with the Santa Ynez Mountains as dramatic backdrop. Downtown, Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings with red-tile roofs reflect the city’s Spanish colonial heritage. Upscale boutiques and restaurants offering local wines and seasonal fare line State Street. On a nearby hill, Mission Santa Barbara, founded in 1786, houses Franciscan friars and a museum

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HOUSING

Housing Tips:

  • Check Local Facebook groups​​​​​​​

  • Please avoid using Craigslist as it is not very reliable​​   

 

Recommended Neighborhoods:

  • All of them

  • Isla Vista

 

PLACES TO FIND HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS

 

TRANSPORTATION

Modes of Transportation

  • Public transportation

    • ​Bus available

  • Biking

    • Extremely bike-friendly, one of the best ways to get around the city

  • Driving

    • Another great way to navigate Santa Barbara

Transportation Specific to Santa Barbara​​​

  • Bus/Shuttle Passes - website

    • ​$52 unlimited monthly pass

    • $11.50 ten-ride pass

    • $1.75 per ride

    • $6 for a day of unlimited rides

  • App: SBMTD BusTracker

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Kayak

Surf

Stearns Wharf

 

MAP OF SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

In this map you will find specific information about housing, entertainment, transportation, and ​landmarks around the city. This map has a lot more information once expanded so be sure to check it out in depth

 CONTACT & ALUMNI NETWORK

Contact

Unfortunately, there are not enough UC students who have lived in Santa Barbara to provide contacts