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Kathleen Barnato, Realtor
Serving the South Santa Barbara County since 1988.
Santa Barbara is known as The American Riviera for good reason – we are a south-facing city, bordered by the mountains to the north, and the sparkling Pacific Ocean to the south. We have miles of beaches, lovely parks, a vibrant downtown corridor with world-class restaurants, shops and entertainment.
Santa Barbara is home to some 90,000 residents and still exudes the warmth and relaxation of a small town, yet has the major attractions of a metropolis. For a city of its size, Santa Barbara enjoys an extraordinary cultural wealth, including five museums, three grand old theaters, showcasing the performing arts in classical style, and the lectures and other events of UCSB.
The Historic Walking Tour of Santa Barbara provides a great way to explore some of Santa Barbara’s history and architecture by foot.
It has been written that Santa Barbara has more restaurants per capita than any other city on the west Coast! We have two malls: La Cumbre Mall uptown, anchored by Macy’s and Sears, and featuring many high-end retailers, and the Paseo Nuevo Mall, downtown, anchored by Nordstrom and Macy’s, with Saks nearby.
The abundance and beauty of Santa Barbara’s city park system enhances the pleasure of both residents and visitors alike and contributes to the city’s worldwide reputation as one of the most beautiful in the world. With 57 parks totaling nearly 1800 acres and an abundance of 35,000 public trees, the outdoor environment greatly enhances the quality of life in Santa Barbara.
The Parks Division is responsible for all aspects of park, open space, street tree and beach management. Daily activities include beach cleaning; park and playground maintenance; street tree management; stewardship of undeveloped open space; management of volunteer programs; and responsibility for roadway medians and downtown State Street corridor landscaping.