Santa Barbara, largely known as the American Riviera, is a popular destination thanks to its wonderful Mediterranean climate, great mountain settings, and dazzling beaches. However, this city also offers lively neighborhoods and a friendly resident, as local real estate , Kenny Slaught says. The Investec CEO thinks that solid history, a developing small business sector, and devoted nonprofit organizations play big roles in creating these excellent communities. Santa Barbara city planners discovered Southern California’s potential in 1925, and set up legislation to protect its Spanish Colonial architecture. Following that, the city became the first in the United States to acknowledge the positive impact of antique buildings. The County Courthouse, a well known central spot for visiting tourists, features brightly colored tiles and murals that depict major scenes of the city’s history. A church that has been operative for over two centuries, The Old Mission, also called the “Queen of Missions,” provides great insight into the formation of the New World through guided tours and a massive museum.

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