Santa Barbara is located on the South Central Coast of California facing the Pacific Ocean, about 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 350 miles south of San Francisco. The metro area encompasses about 18 square miles and is situated be- tween the Santa Ynez Mountains to the north and the Santa Barbara channel to the south. But Santa Barbara is more than just a place on a map, it is a magical city that encompasses the beauty and fortune to live between the mountains and the ocean. The weather created in this oasis is like few in the world! With over 300 days of sunshine and countless activities to do outdoor and indoor is not a surprise that it is now considered one of the top destinations in the world.