Chris Casebeer & Company, Inc.
"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
California DRE Broker's #00444968

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Santa Barbara's Upper Eastside and the Riviera, two adjacent neighborhoods, offer many fine, old single-family homes. Together they encompass the central part of Santa Barbara, from State Street up to the foothills, and from Valerio Street to the Mission Canyon area. Alameda Padre Serra, which runs east to west through the lower foothills, is generally recognized as the border between the two neighborhoods.

The Upper Eastside contains many of Santa Barbara's Victorian-era homes, as well as many stately homes developed before the 1950s. Owners have carefully restored most of these classic older homes, within walking distance of downtown Santa Barbara.

The Riviera is located on the hills above downtown and the Upper Eastside. It was developed at the turn of the century when better roads and water were available to the area. Fine old homes and cottages characterize the lower Riviera, and newer, modern and Mediterranean style homes predominate as you go up the hills. The Riviera was the location of the original University of California, and its predecessor, Santa Barbara State Teachers’ College.

The climate is mild in the lower areas around Upper State and warmer as you go up the hill. Residents of both areas frequent downtown Santa Barbara businesses and shop along the State Street corridor. Supermarkets serving this area include Von’s and a beautiful new high-end Ralph's Market. For shopping and recreation see the section on Downtown Santa Barbara.

Schools serving Upper Eastside and the Riviera include Roosevelt and Franklin elementary schools, and Santa Barbara Junior High and Santa Barbara High School. School information can be found in the Resources page of this Web site. Please check the school district to find which schools service any address in these areas.

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Let Chris Casebeer's clients tell you why he's been a top Santa Barbara broker for over 30 years.
“I have been involved with Chris as my broker in four transactions over the past five years. I can say without hesitation that he is a person of extremely high integrity, with a very strong desire to please. Compared with other brokers I have used in the past, I'm especially impressed with Chris's reputation. All one needs to do is walk down a street in Santa Barbara with him to discover that he is well known and very well liked in that community. I've also found Chris to be quite creative when it comes to solving the sticky problems which always seem to come with any real estate transaction these days.”
-Dave Carpenter


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