The Westside Neighborhood
November 4, 2019

The Westside of Santa Barbara is an up and coming neighborhood with a mixture of bungalows, cottages, and million-dollar homes. Sitting in between downtown Santa Barbara and our gorgeous coast, the Westside’s location is hard to beat!

The properties on the Westside are a healthy mix of historical homes built in the early 1920’s, when cattle roamed freely and farming was king, and new developments of apartment buildings, condos, and larger properties.

The Westside is one of the more heavily populated areas in Santa Barbara and as a result, the housing and rental prices can be more affordable. The Westside is a great place for buyers to purchase their first home. Increasing home prices in this area make the Westside a great place to buy to shore up your real estate portfolio as well. The historical cottages and bungalows in this area are ripe for house flipping!

    Popular Restaurants 

    • Super Cucas— authentic Mexican cuisine with casual dining. Voted best burrito for several years running!
    • La Bella Rosa Bakery— A delicious bakery that also serves breakfast and lunch! 
    • El Zarape El Zarape is well known for its special catered events, the famous Tacos de Birria de Chivo (goat meat in a Mexican sauce) during Fiesta in Santa Barbara and for its daily specials.

    Local Schools 

    Harding University Partnership School–For information on Harding University Partnerships’ school performance click here.

    McKinley Elementary School–For information on McKinley’s school performance click here.  

    La Cumbre Junior High— For information on La Cumbre Junior High’s school performance click here.