Finding Housing

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The Santa Barbara community is a beautiful place to live.

Translation: Finding a place to live takes time, can be expensive and you need patience in finding the right spot. Consider your options:

What type of housing is right for you?

What location is best for you?

  • Walking and biking distance to campus
  • Bus access to campus
  • Quiet, family atmosphere
  • Beach

What is your budget?

  • Housing in the Santa Barbara area is expensive.
  • Use the SBCC Budget Worksheet to determine what you can afford.
  • Don't forget about utilities, food and laundry expenses!

When to start looking?

  • For Fall, start looking for housing around March and April.
  • For Spring, start looking for housing around November and December.