Goleta

Nicknamed “The Goodland” is a vibrant city located along the beautiful coastline just west of Santa Barbara.

Welcome to Goleta

Goleta is known for its welcoming community, which combines the charm of a coastal town with a laid-back atmosphere and a thriving tech industry presence. 
 
The quaint neighborhoods include family-friendly parks, excellent schools, and a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Home to the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), the city benefits from a vibrant cultural and educational environment enriched by a large student population. Goleta Beach Park is perfect for picnics and leisurely activities, while Dev's and Campus Point offer excellent surf spots for enthusiasts.
 
 
 

Commute Times

13 mins | Downtown Santa Barbara
11 mins | Hope Ranch
14 mins | The Mesa 
 

Boundaries

East to West South Patterson Ave. to Cathedral Oaks Rd.
North to South Cathedral Oaks Rd to El Colegio Rd
Nearby Neighborhoods Hope Ranch, The Mesa, Downtown Santa Barbara

Overview for Goleta, CA

32,677 people live in Goleta, where the median age is 35 and the average individual income is $44,410. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

32,677

Total Population

35 years

Median Age

High

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

$44,410

Average individual Income

Around Goleta, CA

There's plenty to do around Goleta, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

26
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
66
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Bake Your Day SB, 30 Acres, and West Covina Wholesale Nursery.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.01 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.59 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.11 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.82 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.8 miles 36 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.06 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

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
Coastline Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
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
Dos Pueblos Senior High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Goleta Valley Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Kellogg Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Santa Barbara Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
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