The Samarkand neighborhood of Santa Barbara, CA is an area of about 184 acres surrounding the Samarkand Retirement Community. This quiet, residential area plays host to over 700 homes that benefit from proximity to Santa Barbara’s amenities, as well as easy access to the freeway. Benefits of this desirable neighborhood include several nearby parks, low through-traffic, and great sidewalks for enjoying strolls through the area. One of the other features oft noted with pleasant surprise by home buyers is the absence of the utility poles and wires so prevalent in most other Santa Barbara neighborhoods.

    The Samarkand neighborhood is situated between the municipal golf course and Earl Warren Show Grounds on the west and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on the east. De La Vina Street and the 101 Freeway delineate its the north and south borders, respectively. As such, access to downtown, San Roque, upper State Street, and the freeway is nearly unparalleled. Loreto Plaza is nearby, as is Trader Joe’s, La Cumbre Plaza (one of Santa Barbara’s two outdoor malls) and Five Points shopping center. Adams Elementary is the nearest school, though Peabody Charter School is just across State Street in the San Roque neighborhood.

    Homes for Sale in Samarkand

    Many of the homes in the Samarkand neighborhood feature great views of the mountains, and a few of homes with elevated locations in the neighborhood even offer some ocean vistas—though not nearly as dramatic as the Riviera or the Mesa. Home shapes, sizes and styles vary greatly within the Samarkand area, so you are sure to find something that suits your needs and wants. As a whole, the neighborhood is extremely well maintained with manicured yards, native succulents, and very little visible deferred maintenance. This pride of ownership has become one of the neighborhood’s most desirable features. In the past couple of years, homes in the neighborhood have sold for as much as $1,600,000 while others sold as low as $450,000. The vast majority range, however, from $700,000 to $1,200,000.

    Daniel Zia, a Samarkand Realtor, can provide plenty of information about the Samarkand real estate market, as well as his own first-hand account of having lived in the area for several years. Feel free to contact him by phone (805-637-7148) or email.