Santa Barbara is often called “The American Riviera,” because of its uncanny resemblance to the beautiful and breathtaking Mediterranean coasts of France and Italy. Homes that are located on this hilltop command premium value due to the unparalleled views of the entire Santa Barbara city, the harbor, the ocean and the nearby Islands. The curved road, Alameda Padre Serra, also known as APS, is the main street of the Riviera neighborhood, dividing the area into the lower and upper Riviera. The lower part being closer to downtown areas and the upper being next door to the Mission, Upper East and Mission  Ridge areas. This neighborhood is not very walkable but is still conveniently located to all that Santa Barbara has to offer. The Riviera Theatre, the beautiful and historic Franceschi Park, and the stunning El Encanto hotel all call The Riviera home and all enjoy the sweeping, stunning and unmatched views

The Riviera neighborhood is part of the Santa Barbara Unified School District. For more information, please click here.

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