The City of Goleta is located in southern California approximately 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles and ten miles west of the City of Santa Barbara. The City stretches approximately 8 square miles along the beautiful south coast, within a narrow coastal plain of exceptional natural beauty between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Incorporated in 2002, the City of Goleta is home to 30,000 residents and a progressive, entrepreneurial business community. Goleta is a safe and active community that prides itself on the high quality of life available to its residents. In fact, in 2008, CNN Money listed Goleta as one of the “ Best Places to Live”. The Goleta community exemplifies diversity and balance in areas such as single-family homes, multi-family apartments, new start-ups and long-established and thriving businesses. Quiet neighborhood streets and smoothly flowing freeways, tree canopies and wide open spaces make this a wonderful place to live. Goleta has something for everyone featuring organic farms, high technology manufacturing, a busy Old Town commercial district, shopping centers, and lively local farmers’ markets. Diverse scenic views that include ocean and island vistas as well as the backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains and foothills, this little gem offers a range of opportunities for passive recreation and active sports. For more information on Goleta, please visit the following links:



 Goleta Union School District

The District serves 3,571 elementary students (K-6) in nine schools. Six schools receive school-wide Title I support, three schools host District transitional kindergartens, and three state preschools are located at District facilities.


K-6th private school

Dos Pueblos High School

Home of the chargers!

San Marcos High School

Heck ya Royals… as they say!

Ellwood Mesa – Goleta Butterfly Grove

Protected grove known for its population of Monarch butterflies

Refugio State Beach & Park

Refugio State Beach offers excellent coastal fishing as well as trails and picnic sites. Palm trees planted near Refugio Creek give a distinctive look to the beach and camping area. Go take a stroll on the beach, go camping, walk your dogs!

Circle Bar B Guest Ranch & Stables

Owned and operated by our friend’s the Brown family for 4 generations, Circle Bar B ranch has nearly 1,100 acres for you to take walks, go horseback riding, have events… maybe even a wedding!