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Santa Barbara Apartments
Last updated February 25 2024 at 12:40 AM

Santa Barbara, CA
123 Apartments for Rent

Santa Barbara Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 91,364
Population Density: 4,684.8 people/sq mile
Median Age: 37
Percentage of Family Households: 52%
Median Annual Income: $90,711 / year
Median Rent: $2,167 / month

What locals are saying

So, you're moving to Santa Barbara. I hope you like beaches, laid back vibes, mountains and beautiful scenery. Santa Barbara is a popular destination for surfers, and anyone who likes a good time. Now, let's find you an apartment so you can start enjoying your new city!

Santa Barbara proper is snuggled against the coast by the beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains

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Parks and Outdoor Activities

Santa Barbara Demographics


How diverse is Santa Barbara?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Santa Barbara is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Santa Barbara are White (48.1%), Hispanic Or Latino (40.9%), Two Or More (5%), Asian (2.7%), Black Or African American (2%), Other (0.9%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.2%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Santa Barbara residents?

The median age in Santa Barbara is 37 while the most populous age group of residents is the 25 to 34 group.

How diverse is Santa Barbara?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Santa Barbara is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Santa Barbara are White (48.1%), Hispanic Or Latino (40.9%), Two Or More (5%), Asian (2.7%), Black Or African American (2%), Other (0.9%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.2%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Santa Barbara residents?

The median age in Santa Barbara is 37 while the most populous age group of residents is the 25 to 34 group.

Santa Barbara Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Santa Barbara is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Above Average
The level of violent crime in Santa Barbara is above average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Santa Barbara is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Santa Barbara


Elementary Schools

7 /10
Franklin Elementary School
Public
K-6
Public
K-6
539 Students
5 Reviews
539
Students
5 Reviews
7 /10
Washington Elementary School
Public
K-6
Public
K-6
606 Students
7 Reviews
606
Students
7 Reviews
6 /10
Adams Elementary School
Public
K-6
Public
K-6
592 Students
13 Reviews
592
Students
13 Reviews

Middle Schools

7 /10
La Colina Junior High School
Public
7-8
Public
7-8
911 Students
9 Reviews
911
Students
9 Reviews
5 /10
La Cumbre Junior High School
Public
7-8
Public
7-8
533 Students
4 Reviews
533
Students
4 Reviews
4 /10
Santa Barbara Junior High School
Public
7-8
Public
7-8
823 Students
8 Reviews
823
Students
8 Reviews

High Schools

6 /10
Santa Barbara Senior High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,154 Students
5 Reviews
2,154
Students
5 Reviews
2 /10
La Cuesta Continuation High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
90 Students
1 Reviews
90
Students
1 Reviews

What Renters Say about Santa Barbara


Apartment List has released the results for Santa Barbara from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
89%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
74%
Weather
69%
Social Life
67%
Commute Time
62%
Safety and Crime Rate
56%
Public Transit
52%
Quality of Schools
42%
Pet Friendliness
37%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
24%
Dating
11%
State and Local Taxes
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Average rent in Santa Barbara, California

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Santa Barbara is $2,968, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $4,999. Rent rates updated 3 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in Santa Barbara, CA


Searching for an apartment for rent in Santa Barbara, CA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 123 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Santa Barbara. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Santa Barbara is $3,500 for a studio, $2,968 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $4,999 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Santa Barbara apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Santa Barbara, CA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Santa Barbara?

In Santa Barbara, the average rent is $3,500 for a studio, $2,968 for a 1-bedroom, $4,999 for a 2-bedroom, and $4,500 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Santa Barbara, check out our monthly Santa Barbara Rent Report.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Santa Barbara?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Santa Barbara apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Santa Barbara?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Santa Barbara.

How can I find off-campus housing in Santa Barbara?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Santa Barbara. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Santa Monica College, West Los Angeles College, California Institute of the Arts, College of the Canyons, and Ventura College.