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"Serving Santa Barbara Real Estate since 1974"
418 East Islay, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Mailing Address: PO Box 91330, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
Phone: 805-448-7727 | Fax: 805-563-9735
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Mission Canyon was named because of the influence of the Santa Barbara Mission and Mission Creek. The Mission was rebuilt in 1812 but dates back to 1782 when the padres and soldiers first settled the area. Mission Creek drains several canyons and provided the water supply for the Mission and its activities. The Mission’s original waterworks is still in existence and can be seen behind the Mission.

Mission Canyon extends from the Mission up Foothill Road to the top of the foothills, from Mountain Drive on the east to San Roque on the west.

Mission Canyon is a rural environment of single-family homes. The hidden lanes, lack of sidewalks, secluded canyons, lush vegetation, and presence of the creek itself, give it a country feel. The older, lower section near the Mission ranges from quaint cottages to fine new homes. Above Foothill Road, going up into the foothills and canyons, you will find newer homes (post 1950s) from ranch style to Mediterranean estates. Here you will find fabulous views of the ocean, the Channel Islands, and the coast.

The climate is mild in the lower canyon, warmer in the upper canyon and foothills. In the summer months, temperatures in the canyons and foothills can be 10° or more warmer than in downtown Santa Barbara. The canyons and foothills can also be host to the backcountry’s flies and gnats during the summer.

Despite its rural character, Mission Canyon is within easy reach of downtown Santa Barbara. However, there are also destinations within Mission Canyon itself. Behind the Mission is the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, which showcases our local environment, both past and present. Farther up the canyon is the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden, which displays botanical environments—from redwoods to sage—common (and occasionally unique) to the area. Off Foothill Road is Santa Barbara Tennis Club. And Mission Canyon also provides good access to the Santa Barbara backcountry. You will find the Rattlesnake Canyon and Tunnel Road trailheads here.

Roosevelt Elementary, Santa Barbara Junior High, and Santa Barbara High schools serve some of this area. School information can be found in the Resources page of this Web site. Please check with the school district to find which schools service any address in this area.

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