Best Places to Live

Santa Barbara, CA

Population: 90,401
LIV
SCORE
656
Courtesy of Visit Santa Barbara/Jay Sinclair

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.

Santa Barbara, CA Ranking Data

Civic
59
Demographics
68
Economy
43
Education
73
Health
74
Housing
49
Infrastructure
64