4
2016 Top 100 Best Places to Live

Santa Barbara, CA

Photo by Bill Zeldis

liv score
651
How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 60
Demographics 61
Economy 52
Education 71
Health 75
Housing 66
Infrastructure 64

#4. Santa Barbara, CA

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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