Ethel Barrymore, the late empress of stage and screen, once told a friend, “Fortunate indeed is the person who can live in Santa Barbara, and double blessed if his home is located in Mission Canyon.”
Three miles of foothills and wooded canyon which starts at the Mission and ends just below the Riviera create Mission Canyon. Infamous for its beautiful natural environment and numerous hiking trails, this area is heavily forested and home to an eclectic assortment of ranch style and contemporary homes.
The area has been a popular neighborhood communion for Santa Barbara’s artists, writers, musicians and educators for a long while. The Natural History Museum and Botanic Gardens lie deep within the area, perfect compliments to a perfect natural environment.