San Roque Santa Barbara Real Estate

Santa Barbara Real Estate Neighborhood Guide

Overview Of San Roque

San Roque is a quiet neighborhood bordered by upper State Street to the south and Foothill Road to the north, while Highway 154 and Alamar Street make up its western and eastern borders. Year after year, San Roque is one of the most sought-after locations in Santa Barbara for home purchases, especially for families—and the reasons are plentiful.

First, homes in San Roque are close to the shopping, restaurants, and many other services located along Upper State street. Situated between Goleta and downtown Santa Barbara, the neighborhood also offers easy access to Highway 154, for traveling over the Santa Ynez Mountains to Solvang, Buellton and other charming communities in the Valley that offer wine tasting, horseback riding and boutique shopping.

Second, the schools in San Roque are recognized as some of the best schools in Santa Barbara. These include the highly rated Monte Vista and Hope Elementary Schools, as well as Peabody Charter School—one of the few charter schools in the area.

Third, San Roque was one of the first neighborhoods in Santa Barbara, and as such offers homes with plenty of character. Old craftsman, farmhouse, tudor, and small-scale Spanish colonial homes can be found throughout the area, with the sort of thoughtful design touches that buyers crave. This is one of the rare neighborhoods where numerous homeowners will choose to do major remodels and expansions on their existing small cottages rather than selling and buying an existing larger home elsewhere. Interestingly enough, many homeowners have had success using their homes as part time Santa Barbara vacation rentals even though this area is not in walking distance to the beach.

San Roque Neighborhood Map

Living In San Roque

Housing Market in San Roque

Single-family homes in San Roque typically range from two bedrooms up to five, but there are also a handful of larger, more historic estates in the area offering up to ten bedrooms. In the past few years, homes have sold ranging from $500,000 to around $2 million. Most however fall in the $700,000 to $1.2 million range. Condominiums in San Roque have sold for between $350,000 and $850,000.

Lifestyle in San Roque

San Roque is one of the most desirable and sought after neighborhoods, with tree lined streets and historic adobe and colonial homes.  Its close proximity to shopping, reasonably priced homes and its very popular Monte Vista and Peabody elementary schools makes this a great neighborhood for young families.

Schools in San Roque

The schools in San Roque are recognized as some of the best schools in Santa Barbara. These include the highly rated Monte Vista and Hope Elementary Schools, as well as Peabody Charter School—one of the few charter schools in the area.

Architecture in San Roque

San Roque was one of the first neighborhoods in Santa Barbara, and as such offers homes with plenty of character. Old craftsman, farmhouse, tudor, and small-scale Spanish colonial homes can be found throughout the area, with the sort of thoughtful design touches that buyers crave. This is one of the rare neighborhoods where numerous homeowners will choose to do major remodels and expansions on their existing small cottages rather than selling and buying an existing larger home elsewhere. Interestingly enough, many homeowners have had success using their homes as part time Santa Barbara vacation rentals even though this area is not in walking distance to the beach.

Dining in San Roque

Homes in San Roque are close to the shopping, restaurants, and many other services located along Upper State street. Situated between Goleta and downtown Santa Barbara, the neighborhood also offers easy access to Highway 154, for traveling over the Santa Ynez Mountains to Solvang, Buellton and other charming communities in the Valley that offer wine tasting, horseback riding and boutique shopping.

Drive Times in San Roque

Upper State Street lines the lower side of the San Roque area. Residents are only a few minutes from downtown, La Cumbre shopping plaza, the Old Mission and the foothills. More recently, Upper State Street has been the focus of much gentrification, reducing the need to drive elsewhere for daily tasks.

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