Santa Ynez

This picturesque and peacefully charming town is known for its rural and equestrian-friendly atmosphere.

Welcome to Santa Ynez

Santa Ynez is a community located in the Santa Ynez Valley just north of Santa Barbara. It is a hub for wine enthusiasts, offering numerous wineries and tasting rooms where visitors can savor locally produced wines.
The town's Western-style architecture adds to its unique character, and it's a popular destination for those seeking a quieter and more relaxed lifestyle and tourists looking to explore the wine country of California's Central Coast.

Commute Times

45 mins | Downtown Santa Barbara 
50 mins | Carpinteria 
35 mins | Goleta 


East to West HWY 101 To HWY 154
North to South HWY 154 to HWY 246
Nearby Neighborhoods Los Olivos, Buellton, Ballard, Solvang

Overview for Santa Ynez, CA

4,679 people live in Santa Ynez, where the median age is 50.1 and the average individual income is $52,587. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

50.1 years

Median Age


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


Average individual Income

Around Santa Ynez, CA

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

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Terre Et Sang, The Hideaway LO, and DaFoe Wines.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.78 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.73 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.7 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.62 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.05 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.86 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

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.
School rating
Santa Ynez Valley Christian Academy
K - 8th
No rating available
Santa Ynez Valley Union High
9th - 12th
Santa Ynez Valley Charter
K - 8th
Santa Ynez Elementary
1st - 8th
College Elementary
K - K
No rating available
9th - 12th
No rating available
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