Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA

Eastside Neighborhood Guide Santa Barbara, CA


Eastside is a diverse, vibrant neighborhood situated in the heart of Santa Barbara, California. It is bound by the majestic Santa Barbara Mountain Range to the North and the majestic Pacific Ocean to the South, making it a neighborhood of starkly differing terrains. The neighborhood is crisscrossed by major thoroughfares including Milpas Street, a busy commercial hub. Points of interest include the Santa Barbara Zoo, the bustling East Beach, and the iconic Old Mission Santa Barbara.

What You Will Love About Eastside, Santa Barbara, California

  • Enjoy the pristine beaches of Eastside which are just a short drive away.
  • Explore the unique blend of traditional and new businesses lining Milpas Street.
  • Take in the stunning views of the Santa Barbara Mountain Range.
  • Experience the rich cultural diversity that Eastside is known for.

What’s Nearby

Eastside is a stone's throw away from downtown Santa Barbara, offering a plethora of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara’s most visited landmark, is also readily accessible. Other attractions in close proximity include the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Lotusland, a stunning public garden.


Residents of Eastside enjoy a laid-back, Southern Californian lifestyle. The neighborhood appeals to both families and individuals, with its array of recreational activities, excellent schools, and a thriving business district. The close-knit community is active and enjoys participating in local events and festivals.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 185 restaurants, 26 grocery stores, and 29 parks within a mile of the Eastside neighborhood.

    Pennywise Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    1121 E Montecito St

    Sprouts Farmers Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Farmers Market, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    29 S Milpas St

    Trader Joe's

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    222 N Milpas St

    Jensen Global

    Retail, Warehouse or Wholesale Store

    0.5 miles

    712 E Mason St

    Tri-County Produce

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store, Health Food Store

    0.6 miles

    335 S Milpas St

    Santa Barbara Essential Foods

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    407 N Nopal St

Eastside Apartments and Rentals

57 Rental properties in Eastside, Santa Barbara, CA.

  • 1112 Hill Rd property


    1112 Hill Rd

    4 Beds • 6 Baths

    Available Now

  • 779 Ayala Ln property


    779 Ayala Ln

    7 Beds

    Available Now

  • 174 Coronada Cir property


    174 Coronada Cir

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    2180 Sqft

    Available Now

  • 47 Ocean View Ave #15 property


    47 Ocean View Ave #15

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    Available Now

  • 47 Ocean View Ave #2 property


    47 Ocean View Ave #2

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    Available Now

  • 60 Crestview Ln #A property


    60 Crestview Ln #A

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    Available Now

Cost of Living

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Eastside Demographics

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Eastside Reviews

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  • Area Has Kids Play Outside


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  • Area Has Litter


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  • Mostly Older Buildings


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  • Near Downtown


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Eastside Transportation

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Somewhat Walkable

Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Very Bikeable

Bike Score®

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District


550 Olive St

Source: foursquare.com

Eastside Schools

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MesaNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California$2,150--
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Lower WestNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California----
Upper StateNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California$1,695--
Oak ParkNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California----
Santa Barbara DowntownNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California----
Alta MesaNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California----
Lower RivieraNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California$2,095--
West BeachNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California$2,595--
Upper EastNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California$1,500--
East MesaNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California----
HopeNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California----
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Bel AirNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California----
Marine TerraceNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California----
Channel ViewNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California$2,150--
FoothillNeighborhood in Santa-barbara, California----