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Moving to Santa Barbara, California with West Coast East Coast Express

  • Are you planning on moving to the sunny city of Santa Barbara in California? If so, have you found a reliable moving company yet? Look no further – West Coast East Coast Express is one of the best moving companies in the US, which offers a free moving quote, budget moving, and many other convenient services. Some of those moving services are:
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  • If you would like to get more information on our services, feel free to give us a call at any time. We will be at your disposal 24/7. Our representative team will be happy to assist you during your relocation process. Remember, relocation can be a difficult, time-consuming process – but it doesn’t have to be if you hire West Coast East Coast Express. Contact us today in order to schedule your relocation to Santa Barbara, California. Before you start organizing and packing, here’s a short guide to Santa Barbara that we have compiled for you. Enjoy!

About Santa Barbara, California

  • Santa Barbara is located in the Santa Barbara County of California. The city is actually the county’s seat. The name originated from the Spanish word for “Saint Barbara”. The city has a pleasant Mediterranean climate, which is influenced by its positioning – the city is located in between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The city is often referred to as the “American Riviera” because of its climate and weather. According to the 2014 US Census, the population was estimated to be around 91,000 residents. Santa Barbara is great for people who are looking to get a new job because of its strong economy, which includes a large service sector in tourism, education, technology, health care, finance, agriculture, manufacture, local government, and so on. The city is located along the Pacific coast, about 90 miles west-northwest away from Los Angeles, the capital of California.

Weather in Santa Barbara, California

  • As we have already mentioned, Santa Barbara has a warm summer Mediterranean climate, because of its position along the Pacific Ocean. The onshore breezes moderate temperatures which then results in warmer winters and chillier summers, compared to places further in land. Very heavy rainfall can occur in winters. The annual rainfall is 90 inches, but it depends largely on the region of the city. The precipitation rates are less than 6 inches during the dry season of the year. Snow is extremely rare in the city center, but it does occur on the Santa Ynez Mountains.
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Top Employers in Santa Barbara, California

  • Here’s a list of the top employers in Santa Barbara:
  • · University of California, Santa Barbara:10,403 employees
  • · County of Santa Barbara:4,652 employees
  • · Cottage Health System:2,605 employees
  • · Santa Barbara City College:2,066 employees
  • · Santa Barbara Unified School District:1,988 employees
  • · City of Santa Barbara:1,716 employees
  • · Raytheon Electronic Systems:1,300 employees
  • · Sansum Medical Foundation Clinic:1,040 employees
  • · Santa Barbara County Education Office:929 employees
  • · United States Postal Service:805 employees

Neighborhoods of Santa Barbara, California

  • It is of great importance to pick a neighborhood which will best suit you and your family, depending on whether you have children or you’re planning on starting a family etc. Here’s a list of the neighborhoods in Santa Barbara, with a bit of information on each one:
  • · The Riviera: Since the past century, it has been known as "the Riviera" due to its resemblance to the Mediterranean coastal towns of France and Italy. It’s particularly noteworthy for homes with outstanding views of the City of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean.
  • · The Mesa: stretches 2.5 miles from Santa Barbara City College on the east to Arroyo Burro County Beach on the west. "The Mesa" has a beach vibe. This is considered to be a desirable neighborhood due to its proximity to the ocean as well as the college.
  • · The Westside ("west of State Street"): lies predominantly in the lowlands between State Street and the Mesa, including Highway 101, and also reaches down to Cliff Drive, incorporating Santa Barbara City College.
  • · Mission Canyon: A popular spot as an entry-point for weekend foothill hiking, it is one of the most rustically beautiful, yet fire-prone areas of Santa Barbara due to heavy natural vegetation.
  • · The Eastside ("east of State Street"): is generally the area east of State to the base of the Riviera, and includes Santa Barbara Junior High School, Santa Barbara High School, and the Santa Barbara Bowl.
  • · Lower State Street: also known as the Funk Zone, the area features commercial properties with a thriving nightlife. The area also serves as the main location for local celebrations and parades such as Old Spanish Days Fiesta.
  • · Upper State Street: is a residential and commercial district that includes numerous professional offices, and much of the medical infrastructure of the city.
  • · San Roque: This area is said to be a constant 5 degrees warmer than the coastal areas, due to its greater distance from the ocean than other Santa Barbara neighborhoods and is also the most popular spot for Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween.
  • · The Waterfront: comprises roughly commercial and tourist-oriented business structures along Cabrillo Blvd including Stearns Wharf, the Santa Barbara Harbor and the breakwater, and extending East toward the Bird Refuge and West along Shoreline Drive above the SBCC campus West.
  • · Samarkand: currently has approximately 630 homes on 184 acres (0.74 km2) with a population of about 2000 people.

Places to Visit in Santa Barbara, California

  • Here are our recommendations on which places to visit after you relocate to Santa Barbara:
  • · Rafael Gonzalez House – Adobe residence of the alcalde of Santa Barbara and a National Historic Landmark.
  • · Santa Barbara's Moreton Bay Fig Tree – has one of the largest total shaded areas of any tree in North America
  • · Stearns Wharf –features shops, several restaurants, and the newly rebuilt Ty Warner Sea Center.
  • · El Paseo Shopping Mall – California's first shopping center.
  • · Santa Barbara Zoo
  • · De La Guerra Plaza (Casa de la Guerra)
  • · Covarrubias Adobe – Built in 1817;
  • · Hastings Adobe – Built in 1854
  • · Burton Mound
  • · Channel Islands National Park
  • · Hill-Carrillo Adobe – Built in 1825 by Daniel A. Hill for his wife Rafaela L. Ortega y Olivera
  • · Cold Spring Tavern
  • · Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
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