Santa Barbara, CA
Commonly referred to as the “American Riviera” thanks to its beautiful beaches, high mountains and cultural treasures, Santa Barbara is located about two hours north of Los Angeles. Several wineries can be found nearby, as well as many opportunities to hike, swim and go boating. With many resorts and hotels on its coastline, Santa Barbara’s economy hinges on tourism, but also has a strong service sector with top employers in industries ranging from manufacturing to technology and education.
Santa Barbara Rankings
- Our 5th annual ranking of the best places to live in America includes familiar names and deserving newcomers.
- Our fourth annual ranking of the best small to mid-sized cities in the U.S.
- Discover the best retirement destinations in the country based on quality of life, things to do and affordability.