SANTA YNEZ

A delightful collection of rural towns, Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang comprise Santa Ynez Valley.

Welcome to Santa Ynez

A delightful collection of rural towns, Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang comprise Santa Ynez Valley. Just a scenic half-hour drive over the Coastal Range from Santa Barbara, the valley, known for its thoroughbred horse ranches, attracted Hollywood in 2004. The film, “Sideways,” popularized it, and visitors arrived in throngs.
 
Originally slated to be built near the Old Mission Santa Inés, in 1881, it became known as Santa Ynez. Based on the hope that the Southern Pacific Railroad would come through the Valley, the town grew, attracting many businesses. Saloons, blacksmiths, general mercantile, pharmacies, feed stores, millinery, barbers, and even real estate agents established their business there, allowing the town to develop into the into the area’s hip cowboy culture we know today.
 
The eclectic population of ranchers, cowboys, city slickers and winemakers make Santa Ynez Valley a one-of-a-kind gem. A special combination of rural-agricultural heritage combined with a sophisticated “wine country” ambiance has fostered a region favored for exceptional wines. As one of five extraordinary American Viticultural Areas in Santa Barbara County’s wine region, over 50 varietals thrive within its diverse micro-climates.
 
Recognized across the world as an epicenter for the equestrian industry, the Valley’s abundant natural beauty and wide-open spaces provide the perfect backdrop. Sprawling ranches and world-class horse facilities offer some of the finest equine facilities anywhere. There’s also the Chumash Casino Resort, a great escape for any occasion anniversaries, date night or a getaway the luxurious spa, rooftop pool, shopping, great restaurants, and amazing views provide a relaxing escape.
 
The delightful mix of cultures, peoples, and traditions has created a distinct flair with an eclectic mix of unique restaurants. From five-star dining to easy grab-and-go cuisine, there’s something for every palate. As some of the most scenic biking routes in Southern California, the Valley provides an ideal location for year-round cycling, close to wineries and eateries, and far away from congested urban environments. Abundant hiking, biking, and outdoor living make the Santa Ynez Valley popular for the entire family.
 
PRICE RANGE
  • Condos & Homes: $1 – $2 Million
  • Ranches &; Estates: $2.5 – $20 Million +

Area Links

WINE COUNTRY LINKS

 

EQUESTRIAN DELIGHTS

Vino Vaqueros is fortunate enough to have access to the most breathtaking ranches and vineyards in the region, where you can experience private rides lead by knowledgeable guides.
 

DINING LINKS

Some of our favorites throughout the valley are Industrial EatsSY KitchenBrothers Restaurant at the Red Barn, and The Hitching Post II.
 

BIKING LINKS

 

HIKING

A local favorite is a casual hike and picnic spot at Nojoqui Falls.
 
 

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Overview for SANTA YNEZ, CA

5,335 people live in SANTA YNEZ, where the median age is 41.8 and the average individual income is $50,274.87. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,335

Total Population

41.8 years

Median Age

Low

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

$50,274.87

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for SANTA YNEZ, CA

SANTA YNEZ has 2,037 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in SANTA YNEZ do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,335 people call SANTA YNEZ home. The population density is 357.38 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,335

Total Population

Low

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

41.8

Median Age

47.72 / 52.28%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
2,037

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$50,274.87

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

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

Schools in SANTA YNEZ, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby SANTA YNEZ. 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
Santa Ynez Valley Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Santa Ynez Valley Union High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Santa Ynez Valley Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Santa Ynez Elementary
PUBLIC
1st - 8th
3/5
College Elementary
PUBLIC
K - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available

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