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Santa Barbara Neighborhoods and Gated Communities

Santa Barbara county is one of the most desirable places to live in the world and is known for its niche neighborhoods, gated communities, private estates, beach towns, equestrian ranches and breathtaking ocean views.

You can find some of the most exclusive homes and estates in this area highly sought after by celebrities, wealthy and notable people. Explore the different Santa Barbara neighborhoods and view more information on their location and homes for sale.

There are some gated communities in the Santa Barbara area and the owners of such communities enjoy many luxury amenities. Among the desirable amenities are guarded security gates, community club houses, community pools, sports courts and playground areas. There are however many upscale but un-gated communities in the Santa Barbara and Montecito area with many affluent estates and high end residences.


Local Guide to Carpinteria Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Lifestyle, Demographics, Schools, Entertainment, restaurants and more.

East Beach Townhomes (gated)

East Beach Town homes is a Beach front Gated Community in Santa Barbara and it features 80 2-4 bedroom units.

El Escorial Villas Condos (gated)

El Escorial Villas is a gated condominium community in Santa Barbara located across the street from East Beach community.


A complete guide to Goleta Real Estate, Homes for Sale, demographics, local lifestyle, Restaurants, Entertainment and Education.

Hitchcock Ranch (gated)

$1.5M – $2.5M
Hitchcock Ranch is a gated community in Santa Barbara off Hitchcock Ranch Rd with 16 single family homes.

Hope Ranch

Local Guide to Hope Ranch Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Lifestyle, Demographics, Schools, Entertainment, restaurants and more.


A complete guide to Montecito Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Open house listings, demographics, schools provided by your Realtor Timm Delaney.


$800K – $15.9M
Find Santa Barbara Riviera mansions, villas and homes for sale. Learn about this upscale mountain community, lifestyle and demographics.

San Roque

$950K – $3.75M
San Roque is a residential neighborhood in Santa Barbara, California. It is not gated and located northwest of downtown and reaches route 192.

Santa Barbara

A local guide to Santa Barbara Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Lifestyle, Homes for Sale, Demographics, Restaurants, Entertainment and Education.

Santa Barbara Shoreline Condos (gated)

Santa Barbara Shoreline Condos is a contemporary gated condominium community located across from Leadbetter Beach.

Santa Ynez Valley

Local guide to Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate, Lifestyle, Demographics, Homes for Sale, Entertainment, Real Estate and Equestrian Life.

Vintage Ranch Lane (GATED)

$972k to $1.13M
Vintage Ranch Lane expansive lots nestled against a picturesque backdrop of oak-studded open space.

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Benefits of living in a gated community in Santa Barbara, CA

There are many benefits of residing in a gated community and he we discuss some of the main points of why residents are attracted to gated communities.

  1. Enhanced Security.

    Safety is the number one reason why people choose to live in a gated community. Most gated communities features 24 hours guarded and gated entries.  These neighborhoods are guarded and fenced and have controlled access to the community grounds. The residents are able to control their guest lists and who can enter beyond the community gates. The gates often reduce crime, theft and vandalism.

  2. Privacy.

    Due to fencing and gates being installed in the gated communities, access is limited and there is no drive by traffic. Many celebrities and notable people prefer residing behind gates to avoid curious fans and paparazzi from driving by their homes.

  3. Luxury Amenities.

    Many Santa Barbara gated communities have great luxury amenities.

    • Community Pools. Luxury pools are a great amenity for residents and often used for entertainment and community gathering
    • Sports Courts. Basketball courts, tennis courts, pickle ball courts are among some of the most popular amenities in gated communities
    • Club House. Many communities have club houses that can be used by the residents. Withing such club houses one can find BBQ areas, card rooms with game tables, lounge and TV areas, theaters and gathering halls.
    • Gym and Spa. Often you will find fully equipped with state of the art fitness equipment gyms and spas.
  4. Community Benefit.

    People are more inclined to buy a home in a gated community to enjoy a sense of community, where they can meet neighbors, enjoy community events and socialize with people who live nearby.

To get a complete list of communities and neighborhoods in Santa Barbara or if you would like to buy or sell a home in one of these areas please contact your best Santa Barbara Realtor Timm Delaney at 805-895-1109

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