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Nestled between mountains and sea on the southern tip of California's central coast lies one of the country's best kept secrets. Often referred to as the "American Riviera", Santa Barbara's scenic beauty, cultural diversity, and engaging social community makes every day feel like a vacation.

There's truly something for everyone in Santa Barbara: Beach lovers are drawn to the miles of coastline between Carpinteria and El Capitan; horse enthusiasts find the equine amenities of yesteryear alive and well in historical Hope Ranch; while scholars set their sights on Goleta and the Nobel Prize winning University of California at Santa Barbara. Montecito attracts the prestigious and wealthy with its spacious estates and tree-studded mountains, while Santa Barbara proper plays home to a variety of young professionals, families, and future success stories.

Santa Barbara boasts over 300 days of sunshine each year, with an average temperature of 64 degrees. Summer days rarely exceed 74 degrees while winter nights settle in around 56, and the entire area takes in an average of only 15" of rainfall each year. Consider it's convenience to Los Angeles as well as the fantastically hassle-free Santa Barbara airport and it's easy to see why this "American Riviera" is such a sought after location.

Blackbook of Resources:

Architects

Mark Kirkhart, AIA
DesignARC
www.designarc.com
805.687.1525

Andy Neumann, AIA
www.nmaarchitects.com
805.684.8885

Don Nulty, AIA
www.donnulty.com
805.963.1761

Anthony Spann, AIA
harrisondesignassociates.com
805.899.3434

Contractors

Giffin & Crane
www.giffinandcrane.com
805.966.6401

Darrel Becker
Becker Construction
www.beckercon.com
805.965.9555

D.D. Ford
General Contractor
www.ddford.com
805.965.4055

Young Construction
www.youngconst.com
805.963.6787

Oswald Construction
www.oswaldconstruction.com
805.560.3737

Consulting Geologists

Adam Simmons & Associates
805.682.3898

Larry Gurrola, Ph.D.
www.larrygurrola.com
805.963.1703

Home Insurance Policy

Buzz Faull
State Farm Insurance
www.buzzfaull.com
805.969.5838

Grace Neumann
Marsh Insurance
805.682.4998

Home Warranty

American Home Shield
1.800.776.4663

First American Home Warranty
805.680.8005

 

 

Blackbook of Resources (Cont.)

Real Estate Attorneys

Christopher Jacobs
Hatch & Parent Law
www.hatchparent.com
805.882.1412

Charles Kimbell
Allen & Kimbell, LLP
www.aklaw.net
805.963.8611

Robert Egenolf
Egenolf & Associates, LLP
www.egenolf.com
805.963.8906

Josh Rabinowitz
222 East Carrillo, 4th Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805.963.0755 Ext. 103

Family Law Attorney

Elizabeth E. Vogt
805.568.0446

Bankruptcy Law Attorney

Peter Susi
Michaelson Susi & Michaelson
805.965.1011

Estate Planning Attorneys

Steve Jung
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
www.bhfs.com
805.963.7000

Tax Deferred Exchange

Amherst Exchange Corporation
www.amherst1031.com
805.962.6262

Transportation Services

Executive Limousine
805.969.5525

Santa Barbara Charter
805.687.7972

Santa Barbara Aviation
805.967.9000

Santa Barbara Executive Jet
805.389.8938

Real Estate Lenders

Mark Johnson
Home Mortgage Consultant
1170 Coast Village Road Montecito, CA 93108
www.hslca.com/mark-johnson
805.879.5009 ext 349

Tim Dugan
Wells Fargo
1482 E. Valley Road
Montecito, CA 93108
805.689.1370

Adam Black
Prospect Mortgage
4050 Calle Real Ste 120
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
805.898.4228

 

 



One-Stop Resource

SB Schools:

Santa Barbara County Education Office

Montecito Union School
Grades K-6

Cold Spring School
Grades K-6

Cate School
Grades 9-12

Laguna Blanca School
Grades K-4
Grades 5-12

Crane Country Day School
Grades K-8

Marymount School
Grades K-8


SB Colleges:

University of California
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
City College

Santa Barbara
Business College

Brooks Institute of Photography

Westmont College

Local News:

Santa Barbara
News Press

Santa Barbara
Independent

KEYT

Edhat Santa Barbara

 

Local Maps:

Santa Barbara Area

Montecito

Summerland

Hope Ranch

Carpinteria


SB Websites:

Chamber of Commerce

City of Santa Barbara

County of Santa Barbara


Public Utilities:

Telephone

Verizon of California
1.800.483.4000

Electricity

Southern California Edison
1.800.684.8123

Trash Collection

For Santa Barbara & Goleta:
Browning Ferris Industries
805.965.5248

For Montecito, Summerland,
Hope Ranch, Goleta, Isla Vista, Carpinteria, & Mission Canyon:
Marborg Industries
805.963.1852

For Carpinteria:
Harrison Industries
1.800.418.7274

Gas

The Gas Co.
1.800.427.2200

Water

Carpinteria Valley
Water District
805.684.2816

Goleta Water District
805.964.6761

Hope Ranch & La Cumbre
Mutual Water Co.
805.967.2376

Montecito & Summerland
Water District
805.969.2271

Santa Barbara City Water
805.564.5343

 

 

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