Welcome to Santa Ynez real estate! The Property Search will allow you to view the current real estate listings in Santa Ynez. The ”Resources” tab connects you with community insight, area highlights, activities and the Santa Ynez lifestyle. The Santa Ynez Valley in California is a spectacular location surrounded by rolling hills, vast agricultural lands, wineries and vineyards set amidst dramatic mountain backdrops and quaint villages only a short 30 mile drive from Santa Barbara. The climate is typical of central California, sunny and warm days with cool clear nights.
Santa Ynez Valley real estate features a broad selection of homes including condos, ranch style homes, luxury homes, country estates and ranches. As your Santa Ynez Realtor, I'd be glad to assist you with your investment whether you´re looking to purchase a new home or would like to review a comprehensive marketing plan for your current real estate investment.
The Santa Ynez Valley is located inland from Santa Barbara just over the Santa Ynez Mountains and parallels the coastline that runs east to west. Geographically speaking this is a rather large area that encompasses the central portion of Santa Barbara County. We will focus on the townships located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley consisting of Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Ballard, Solvang and Buellton. The renown of this area has grown since the seventies based on ranching operations and vineyards; today the Santa Ynez Valley is known around the world as Santa Barbara´s wine country. These areas lie north west of Santa Barbara in a triangular shaped area bordered by Highway 154 to the east and north, Highway 246 to the south and Highway 101 on the west.
Each of these locations while not very far from each other has distinct histories and cultural charm. Santa Ynez embraces the old west and indeed there are vast ranches, agricultural holdings and the Chumash Indian Reservation. Los Olivos was once a stage coach stop where the rail lines from the north ended and travelers continued their journey overland to Santa Barbara, now they are in the heart of wine country and feature art galleries, restaurants and tasting rooms. Danish settlers from the Midwest originally settled Solvang and today their roots are reflected in their architecture, bakeries and hospitality. Buellton is a more contemporary town whose roots sprang up when auto travel began to bring people through here as they drove from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
Points of Interest:
The Santa Ynez Valley is one of California´s great areas of natural beauty. Highway 154 takes you from Santa Barbara through the Santa Ynez Valley and has been designated as one of the state´s most scenic routes. Here are some of the highlights: Lake Cachuma and the Cachuma County Park, the San Rafael Mountains and the San Rafael Wilderness area, a wide variety of wineries, the Chumash Casino, the Santa Ynez Carriage Museum, the Santa Ynez Mission, the Alisal Ranch and Golf Course, Rancho San Marcos Golf Course and the La Purisima Golf Course and the many vineyards and wineries.
Santa Ynez Real Estate and Solvang California Real Estate:
As you can imagine Santa Ynez California real estate covers a large area, from which there are also a variety of properties to consider. From the entry level, there are condominiums available in Santa Ynez, Solvang and Buellton, all of the valley locations have an array of single family residences for sale from modest ranch homes to large luxury estates on large acreage, also ranches that may range from five acres and up, occasionally vineyards are for sale but since the wine business is so popular these properties are rare and never inexpensive. Condominiums for sale range from $280,000 to $750,000. Santa Ynez Valley homes and ranches for sale are priced at $600,000 to more than $25,000,000. Vacant land parcels run between $500,000 to $25,000,000.
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