GOLETA

The sparkling Goleta Beach include 29-acres of parkland, bike trails, picnic areas, a 200-foot fishing pier and popular seafood restaurant.

Welcome to Goleta

A coastal community north of Santa Barbara, Goleta offers a variety of outdoor recreation. The sparkling Goleta Beach include 29-acres of parkland, bike trails, picnic areas, a 200-foot fishing pier and popular seafood restaurant.
 
Stowe Grove Park, a wooded park with large picnic and playground areas provides outdoor fun. Nearby is Lake Los Carneros, where one can encounter a variety of birds and wildlife on its trails. Another gem, attracting photographers from all over the world, is The Coronado Butterfly Preserve, one of the largest groves for a protected winter home to migrating Monarch butterflies. Devereaux Slough, with 9.3-acres of woodlands, meadows and additional trails is a vital resource linking the beach, Ellwood Shores and the Coronado Butterfly Preserve.
 
Native Chumash populated this area for thousands of years. In the late 1700s two Spanish expeditions came to the area, founding the Santa Barbara Mission and the Presidio. In 1871, William Whitney Stow, a legal magnate and influential political figure from San Francisco, purchased the rich, lush land now known as Goleta. Stow bought 1,100 acres for his son for $28,600. It became known as Rancho La Patera, producing almond, walnuts, and lemon trees. Later, ranchers established abundant avocado orchards as they purchased parcels nearby. Today, surrounded by 136 acres of trails, and small forests that make up Lake Los Carneros, the beautiful Stow house is the new home for the Goleta Historical Society.
 
Goleta has a thriving local economy supported by the clean industries of aerospace and internet technology. The Santa Barbara Regional Airport and the University of California are located here, along with an excellent school system.
 
Thriving shopping centers with restaurants and theaters include the Camino Real Marketplace, Calle Real and Fairview. There’s a weekly farmers’ market for fresh, local produce, and for refreshments, one can find local wineries and microbreweries sprinkled throughout the business parks.
 
Goleta ranch-style homes and condominiums alternate with small family farms, golf courses, parks, woodlands, beaches and eucalyptus groves. One can also find homes with expansive views and acreage in the foothills. Referred to as the “Goodland,” Goleta offers a sophisticated, yet relaxed lifestyle.
 
PRICE RANGE
  • Condos & PUDs: $550k -$1.3M
  • Homes: $700k-$4 Million
  • Estates: $5 – $20 Million+
  • Land: $20 Million+

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Top Schools

If you’re considering a private school, 18 months through Grade 6, Montessori School has an excellent reputation with a wonderful philosophy that helps students excel later in life.
 
MONTESSORI CENTER SCHOOL
 
There’s also the Waldorf School, preschool through Grade 8. Centered on a holistic education that cultivates the full flowering of the student within the community at large, this philosophy helps develop an understanding of the interdependence of both.
 
WALDORF SCHOOL
 
 
GOLETA UNION SCHOOL
 

Best Of Eateries & Then Some

Goleta has something for everyone. From burger joints and sandwich shops to a variety of ethnic cuisines American Bistro fare, and vegetarian, Goleta has it all. The relaxed and hip vibe of the Goodland is present wherever you go with varied, delectable cuisine, ambiance, and more.
 
 

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Overview for GOLETA, CA

38,693 people live in GOLETA, where the median age is 37.5 and the average individual income is $44,773.25. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

38,693

Total Population

37.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$44,773.25

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for GOLETA, CA

GOLETA has 14,020 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in GOLETA do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 38,693 people call GOLETA home. The population density is 1,197.38 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

38,693

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.5

Median Age

49.84 / 50.16%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
14,020

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$44,773.25

Average individual Income

Marital Status

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in GOLETA, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby GOLETA. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Montessori Center School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
La Patera Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Brandon Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Ellwood Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Coastline Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Dos Pueblos Senior High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Goleta Valley Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Santa Barbara Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Kellogg Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5

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