Located along the coast in magnificent Santa Barbara County just minutes North of Santa Barbara Proper, Goleta offers a captivating blend of colorful history, distinctive architecture and the legendary Southern California lifestyle.(more)
Known all over the world for its exceptional beauty, Goleta boasts crystal-clear air, stunning scenery and glistening, palm-lined beaches. The area known as the Goleta Valley is located eight miles north of Santa Barbara. It encompasses 40,000 acres of land between Los Padres National Forest's Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The population of the Goleta Valley west of San Marcos Pass to Winchester Canyon is estimated at 77,400 residents.
Goleta sits at the ocean's edge and offers an outstanding variety of attractions, such as hiking trails, horse trails, whale watching, fishing, shopping and yearly festivals. The climate is mild and sunny all year, with an average daytime temperature between 60 and 70 degrees.
Price Range of Goleta Houses
Home prices in Goleta are more affordable than those in the surrounding communities. Single-family homes in Goleta range from $600,000 to well over $7 million for large estates with mountain and ocean views.
Goleta Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of January 26th, 2020: homes priced around $2,584,938 compared to $2,584,938 the previous week, to remain steady with no change in listing price. For Sunday, January 26th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.51%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.90%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.41%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.12%.