Best Places to Live

Santa Barbara, CA

Population: 90,401
LIV
SCORE
651
Photo by Bill Zeldis

A collection of beaches, mountain views and resorts help make Santa Barbara a popular tourist destination. Those same amenities, great schools, a highly ranked health-care scene and strong economy make living in this California city feel like a dream come true. Great farm-to-table restaurants, unique shopping experiences, plenty of outdoor recreation options and fantastic weather keep Santa Barbara residents on the go.

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Santa Barbara, CA Ranking Data

Civic
60
Demographics
61
Economy
52
Education
71
Health
75
Housing
66
Infrastructure
64