Santa Barbara Ranked in Best Beach Towns to Live In
By edhat staff
A new survey has ranked Santa Barbara as one of the top 20 beach towns to live within the United States.
Coming at a solid ranking of 15, Santa Barbara was listed as one of WalletHub's 2021 Best Beach Towns to Live in.
WalletHub compared 191 cities across 62 key indicators of livability. They split the comparison into two categories, towns located by the ocean and by lakes. Their data set ranges from housing costs to share of for-sale waterfront homes to quality of beach water.
Santa Barbara was ranked 18th for median annual property taxes, 58th for foreclosure rates, 13th for nightlife establishments per capita, 10th for average daily COVID-19 cases in the past week per capita, and 1st in breweries per capita.
Congratulations to Santa Barbara for ranking 1st in breweries per capita!
Goleta was ranked as 30th on the list, Ventura was ranked as 48th, and Carpinteria as 50th.
The top five locations according to WalletHub are Naples, FL; Laguna Beach, CA; Lahaina, HI; Newport Beach, CA; and North Myrtle Beach, SC, respectively.