Riviera

This historic neighborhood in Santa Barbara has some of the hottest properties.

Welcome to Riviera

Quintessential Santa Barbara neighborhood with incredible views.
 
With its central location, most of the Riviera homes have coveted views of the Pacific and the Channel Islands. As such, this historic neighborhood in Santa Barbara has some of the hottest properties, and homes sell within a few days of being listed. 
 
Dotted throughout the Riviera are older historic estates with Spanish Revival architecture. Several parks and outdoor spaces beckon locals to enjoy outdoor activities on sunny days, and the neighborhood sits close enough to downtown to make it easy to go out to dinner on a special occasion. It's an amazing location that offers the best of all worlds.
 

What to Love

  • The American Riviera
  • Most homes have incredible ocean and Channel Island views
  • A few minutes from downtown Santa Barbara
  • Historic estates in the area

Local Lifestyle

The Riviera neighborhood is an oasis within the city of Santa Barbara. It offers a quieter pace of life while still close enough to all the excitement the city offers. The homes throughout this neighborhood are spacious, with all the best upgrades, stunning views, and generous outdoor spaces for entertaining. 
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Rivieria sits within easy driving distance of some amazing shopping and dining options. However, it's less than five minutes from downtown Santa Barbara and the cornucopia of restaurants and upscale shopping. 
 
El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel, offers upscale dining options within the Riviera neighborhood. The seasonal menu has fresh, locally-grown vegetables and herbs that complement the fresh seafood. 
 
The Funk Zone is a quick drive for a fun day with unique shopping and dining experiences. This area is known for restaurants like Loquita, with its Spanish tapas and outdoor seating for nice weather days. 
 

Things to Do

With plenty going on within the Riviera neighborhood and its proximity to downtown Santa Barbara, locals always have a wealth of exciting things to do. There is a choice of any of the beautiful beaches in Santa Barbara only a few minutes away. 
 
The nearby Old Mission Santa Barbara plays host to a variety of festivals throughout the year, including the Old Spanish Days Fiesta and the I Madonnari Festival. At the Mission Rose Gardens, locals find the ideal spot for a picnic lunch as they dine surrounded by the beauty and scent of roses in bloom. 
 
At the Santa Barbara Bowl, concerts are often on the event schedule, from pop to country music. The SBIFF Riviera Theatre combines popular movies with events that make a statement about life today. This neighborhood is home to some great parks and outdoor spaces to enjoy when the weather is nice, including Franchesci Park and Parma Park
 

Schools

The Santa Barbara Unified School District oversee the public schools on the Riviera neighborhood, and it has some highly respected schools, including:
 
  • Roosevelt Elementary School, Grades K-5, well-known public school
  • Riviera Ridge School, Grades K-8, competitive private school with limited enrollment



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