Santa Barbara, CA Rental Market Trends
What is the average rent in Santa Barbara?
The average rent for an apartment in Santa Barbara is $2,191, a 4% increase compared to the previous year, when the average rent was $2,104.
Average Rent in Santa Barbara, CA
|Average Rent||Y-o-Y Change||Average Apartment Size|
|$2,191||4%||658 sq. ft.|
What is the average apartment size in Santa Barbara?
The average size for a Santa Barbara, CA apartment is 658 square feet, but this number varies greatly depending on unit type, with cheap and luxury alternatives for houses and apartments alike. Studio apartments are the smallest and most affordable, 1-bedroom apartments are closer to the average, while 2-bedroom apartments and 3-bedroom apartments offer a more generous square footage.
Santa Barbara, CA Apartment Rent Ranges
- > $2,00041%
Santa Barbara, CA Occupied Housing Units
- Renter-occupied Households46%
- Owner-occupied Households53%
17,462 or 46% of the households in Santa Barbara, CA are renter-occupied while 19,871 or 53% are owner-occupied.
Santa Barbara, CA Rent Trends
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Average Rent in Santa Barbara, CA By Neighborhood
|Campanil - Yankee Farm||$3,562|
|Downtown Santa Barbara||$2,075|
|Lower West Santa Barbara||$2,075|
|West Downtown Santa Barbara||$2,075|
|Lower East Santa Barbara||$2,002|
|Upper East Santa Barbara||$1,989|
|West Side Santa Barbara||$1,989|
|East San Roque||$1,938|
|Eastside Santa Barbara||$1,893|
What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Santa Barbara?
The most affordable neighborhoods in Santa Barbara are Eastside Santa Barbara, where the average rent goes for $1,893/month, Eucalyptus Hill, where renters pay $1,893/mo on average, and Lower Riviera, where the average rent goes for $1,893/mo. If you’re looking for other great deals, check out the listings from Milpas ($1,893), Riviera ($1,893), and Cielito ($1,925), where the asking prices are below the average Santa Barbara rent of $2,191/mo.
What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Santa Barbara?
The most expensive neighborhoods in Santa Barbara are Campanil - Yankee Farm ($3,562), East Mesa ($3,562) and West Mesa ($3,562).
What are the most popular neighborhoods in Santa Barbara?
The most popular neighborhood in Santa Barbara is Lower West Santa Barbara, where there are 2 verified RENTCafé listings with an average rent of $2,075. Next up is Hitchcock, where apartments go for $1,938/month, followed by Lower State with $2,075 If you’re looking to rent in Santa Barbara’s most popular neighborhoods, make sure to also check out Milpas, where renters pay $1,893 on average, and North State, where the average monthly rent is $2,047.
Santa Barbara | Rent Comparison by Neighborhood
Rent in Alta Mesa is 31% higher than in Bel Air
Alta Mesa rent is 19% higher than Santa Barbara average
Bel Air rent is 9% lower than Santa Barbara average
How Santa Barbara Compares to Other Cities
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