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Rental rates in the Downtown area of Santa Barbara are among the most expensive in the city. However, the gaps to those both above and below Downtown in price are not large. Studio apartments rent for an average of $1,025 monthly, one bedrooms for an average of $1,590, and two bedrooms for $2,400. The most expensive two bedroom rentals in Santa Barbara are in Riviera, for $2,640; only there and Eastside are more expensive. Most neighborhoods in the city are less expensive, Upper State is the lowest, renting two bedroom apartments for an average of $1,900. Rates tend to escalate in the fall, especially October.

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There is something going on almost every day in Downtown Santa Barbara. has information on all neighborhood happenings, including special local events. There is constantly live music events indoors and out, lectures on various topics including art, cooking, and more, craft fairs, farmers markets, Center Stage theater productions, food and drink tastings, and Scene on the Street outdoor art exhibits. Since Downtown is the center of the city, it is home to all major holiday celebrations like parades and parties. This is a very community oriented neighborhood, and there is always something going on.


We Have 100 Downtown Apartment Listings

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thumbnail 5 Bed $9,750 Downtown September 25th
thumbnail 4 Bed $8,000 635 E Micheltorena Street, Santa Barbara, CA September 25th
thumbnail 1 Bed $6,750 18 W Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA September 25th
thumbnail 3 Bed $3,500 555 Arrellaga E, Santa Barbara, CA September 24th
thumbnail 1 Bed $2,100 316 W Micheltorena, Santa Barbara, CA September 24th
thumbnail 3 Bed $5,500 2301 State, Santa Barbara, CA September 23rd
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