The dichotomy: Severely handicapped, mentally ill, parolees & homeless visit & often remain there because of the weather & the fact they sometimes get disability checks; medication or have doctor's appointments in the area & therefore also call it 'home'. Like other cities across the country there is a mission (not the pretty one on the hill) & a few help outreaches but almost no affordable housing. The Section-8 Housing list, although not perpetually closed like other major nearby cities such as LA & San Francisco; is reputedly seven-thousand miles long, (each year representing a thousand miles to be walked) with most applicants dying before they reach the top.
Come see it before its too late, though. Its being invaded by developers, and the average house price is near a million dollars. Affordable housing is used as an excuse to put in large ugly apartment buildings. While SB still has the "Small Town" feel, its not going to be there for long.
Oh yeah, the mission. If you only see one mission in your life, see the Santa Barbara mission. Its incredible.
Me: Lets go to the beach and blaze it.
Friend: Sounds chill, lets go.
It's a great place to visit if you stay in the downtown area. State street is the main shopping area for tourists and preppy rich kids. There is(or was) a whore house on Haley Street. Walk down there in the evening and you may see a few prostitutes. The pier has great places to eat and shop. There's a fortune teller there if you're interested in getting ripped off. There are also rental shops where you can rent bikes, roller skates, mini cars, and more. If you leave the downtown area be sure to check out Isla Vista(IV). College parties galore.
Many people think the inhabitants of Santa Barbara are all rich snobs. This is untrue. While some of the teenagers and college goers are snobs most of us are just laid back stoners/tweakers who are constantly bored. On weekends college goers can be found in IV at frat parties and bars. High schoolers can be found driving around aimlessly, downtown on numerous drugs, in IV partying, or at public elementary schools on numerous drugs.
Santa Barbara's teenage populance is turning scene. Help stop the problem by providing the rest of us with plenty of drugs.
Dos Pueblos High School is the birth place of this scenester tragedy. It is also known as the hick school because it is surrounded by various farm land.
Camino Real used to be the hang out place on weekends until the rest of us got cars and better drugs.
According to us Panda Express is real Chinese food and Taco Bell is real Mexican food.
In n Out is the main fast food place.
We are notorious "dude" users.
Me: "Actually Santa Barbara is filled with nihilistic stoners/tweakers who are much cooler than your punk ass will ever be."
Q: How you feeling?
A: I'm Santa Barbara.
that will take off their shirts for poor people so the can live A place of compassion ,hope,and service is well demostrated Santa Barbara is the Mainland version of Maui, Hawaii. There
is no place in the United States like this Paradise.