Within Santa Barbara County sits a uniquely Danish paradise called Solvang, California. With its gentle rolling hills, scattering of windmills, and tranquil streets, Solvang homes sit in one of the most unique areas of Santa Barbara County. The streets in city of Solvang are dotted with horse drawn carriages and family bicycles; the Danish atmosphere and architecture provide a place where Solvang real estate owners are glad to call home!
The Solvang real estate market is filled with a unique blend of home-styles with a variety of architectural appeals. Solvang home prices can vary depending on the Solvang area, ranging from $200,000 Solvang condominiums which are easy to care for, to breathtaking Solvang estates with acreage that soar upwards of $5 million.
Solvang Community History
Solvang, the name is a Danish word meaning “sunny field”,was founded in 1911 by a group of Danish educators to build a school serving the Danes on the West Coast. At the time of their arrival only the Old Mission Santa Inez was in the area. The architecture of the buildings is very much of the old world with steep gabled roofs, windmills, and the typical old world building style even to a real thatched roof on the corner of Copenhagen and First Street.
Education in Solvang is the number one priority for teachers and parents. Teachers take pride in teaching your child great academic skills, and show them how to become career minded.
Solvang School District has great schools for your child to attend for both public and private schools.
The shops are filled with wares from near and afar and the bakeries loaded with Danish pastries and cookie. The restaurants feature food from Denmark and other ethnic styles and you really feel transferred to a different time and place. Here also you will find the PCPA Outdoor Theater featuring shows from Shakespeare to modern.
Solvang is also known for its many wineries. You can spend the day on a wine tour or wine tasting.
Enjoy Solvang wineries with wine and cheese tastings, Danish bakeries with sweet gooey treats and warm freshly-baked bread, and authentic Danish smorgasbord restaurants where oftentimes the staff wears authentic Danish costumes. Solvang homes are close to any number of these distinctive eateries.
Hansons Clock Shop
The Chef’s Touch
Meadow’s Restaurant & Bar
The Solvang Restaurant