Santa Barbara, CA | 2015 | Top 100 Best Places to Live
Santa Barbara, CA
Courtesy of Visit Santa Barbara/Jay Sinclair
16. Santa Barbara, CA
Amenities ranging from beaches along the Pacific Ocean to shopping centers, performing arts venues and microbreweries in historic neighborhoods make Santa Barbara a vibrant place to live. Tourism helps Santa Barbara's economy thrive. Good health care and a strong education system make Santa Barbara even more attractive to new residents.