Hidden Valley Santa Barbara Real Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Neighborhood Guide

Overview Of Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley is a wonderful neighborhood nestled between Las Positas Road and the Hope Ranch neighborhood, along Modoc Road. Many different types of homes can be found in this neighborhood, from single-family homes to duplexes and condominiums.

Hidden Valley, as the name implies, is known for being off the beaten track, but is not at all far from benefits of the city, nor all that hard to find. Freeway access both north and south is quite close, and Hidden Valley lies between Goleta and downtown Santa Barbara with easy access to the Mesa and upper State Street areas. Also nearby are Arroyo Burro Beach (also called Hendry’s Beach or Dog Beach), Earl Warren Showgrounds, and the La Cumbre Plaza shopping center. Both the Santa Barbara Golf Club and the La Cumbre Country Club are very near to the neighborhood. Hidden Valley is also home to a beautiful retirement community known as Valle Verde, which is nestled naturally into the neighborhood.

Hidden Valley has very little through-traffic, and has many sidewalks and cul-de-sacs that home buyers with children may enjoy for their safety. Hidden Valley is far enough from the coast to avoid being fogged in as often as the oceanfront neighborhoods, but due to its low elevation also remains cooler in the summer months.

Hidden Valley Neighborhood Map

Living In Hidden Valley

Housing Market in Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley is almost entirely developed. The southern and eastern portion is zoned and developed to single-family residential use. The General Plan reflects this existing land use with density classifications of five dwelling units to the acre and twelve dwelling units per acre over the single-family and two-family areas respectively.

Lifestyle in Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley has very little through-traffic, and has many sidewalks and cul-de-sacs that home buyers with children may enjoy for their safety. Hidden Valley is far enough from the coast to avoid being fogged in as often as the oceanfront neighborhoods, but due to its low elevation also remains cooler in the summer months.

Schools in Hidden Valley

Because Hidden Valley is a residential development, there aren't many schools within it's boundaries. However, there is Providence (preK through 6th grade) a well-respected Christian school. Hidden Valley residents enjoy a short drive to almost all schools in Santa Barbara.

Architecture in Hidden Valley

The architecture in Hidden Valley is almost entirely Spanish style composed on arched doorways and stucco exterior. There is a blend of single family homes interspersed with duplexes, making this area wonderful for families and young professionals.

Dining in Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley is situated close to many many wonderful dining options. The nearest restaurant is Empress Palace for casual Chinese food. Also nearby is The Boathouse, a great choice for seafood and a lively happy-hour steps from the sand. The the north is Upper State Street with a wide variety of options.

Drive Times in Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley's central location makes it very accessible. The easy drive to downtown Santa Barbara is less than 10 minutes. The many destination on Upper State Street, like Whole Foods and the new Target, are 5 minutes away.

Thinking of buying a home near Hidden Valley?

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