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Moving from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Barbara, California with East Coast West Coast Express

  • Are you planning on moving out of Chicago and searching for a new home? Have you considered moving to the sunny city of Santa Barbara in California? Moving can be a very stressful and time-consuming process – but it doesn’t have to be. With experienced Chicago movers like East Coast West Coast Express you can be certain that your relocation will be fast and smooth. Some of the moving services that we offer include:
· corporate and residential moving
· packing
· moving trucks
· moving tips, moving help, and moving checklists
· large storage units
· moving boxes
We are one of the best moving companies in the United States and we can help you to move to and from anywhere in the country whether you are moving a house or your business to your new home. Our long distance movers also provide affordable auto transport services which are a convenient and safe way to get your car to your new home.
Should you need more information about our services, feel free to contact our long distance movers any time. Our representative team will be more than happy to provide you with any additional moving tips and checklists you might need. Before you contact your chosen Chicago movers and start planning out your relocation in depth, here’s a short text our long distance movers have compiled for you which hopefully contains all the essential information you might need about Santa Barbara.

About Santa Barbara, California

  • Santa Barbara is a beautiful city located in the Santa Barbara County in the US State of California. Santa Barbara represents the county seat of Santa Barbara County. Its name has originated from the Spanish name “Saint Barbara”. The city is located between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean and its location greatly influences its climate. Santa Barbara has a pleasant Mediterranean climate. Due to its climate and weather, the city of Santa Barbara is very frequently referred to as the American Riviera. Its population was estimated to be around 91,000 residents in 2014. The city of Santa Barbara has great economy and includes a large service sector in tourism, education, healthcare, technology, finance, manufacture, agriculture, local government etc. Santa Barbara is located 90 miles away from the capital of California, Los Angeles.

Weather in Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara has a Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and pleasant winters. The Pacific Ocean’s proximity has a significant impact on its climate, as it brings warmer winters and somewhat chillier summers, when compared to places which are further in land. Heavy rainfall occasionally occurs in winter. The annual rainfall rate is about 90 inches, but it greatly depends on the location in the city. Snow is rare in the center of Santa Barbara, but does occur in the Santa Ynez Mountains. During the dry season of the year, the precipitation rates are less than 6 inches in general.


Top Employers in Santa Barbara, California

Here’s a list of the top employers in Santa Barbara:
· University of California, Santa Barbara:10,403 employees
· County of Santa Barbara:4,652 employees
· Cottage Health System:2,605 employees
· Santa Barbara City College:2,066 employees
· Santa Barbara Unified School District:1,988 employees
· City of Santa Barbara:1,716 employees
· Raytheon Electronic Systems:1,300 employees
· Sansum Medical Foundation Clinic:1,040 employees
· Santa Barbara County Education Office:929 employees
· United States Postal Service:805 employees

Tourist Destinations in Santa Barbara, California

· Santa Barbara's Moreton Bay Fig Tree – has one of the largest total shaded areas of any tree in North America
· Rafael Gonzalez House – Adobe residence of the alcalde of Santa Barbara and a National Historic Landmark.
· Stearns Wharf –features shops, several restaurants, and the newly rebuilt Ty Warner Sea Center.
· Santa Barbara Zoo
· El Paseo Shopping Mall – California's first shopping center.
· De La Guerra Plaza (Casa de la Guerra)
· Covarrubias Adobe – Built in 1817;
· Hastings Adobe – Built in 1854
· Burton Mound
· Channel Islands National Park
· Cold Spring Tavern
· Hill-Carrillo Adobe – Built in 1825 by Daniel A. Hill for his wife Rafaela L. Ortega y Olivera
· Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

Neighborhoods of Santa Barbara, California

Here’s a comprehensive guide about Santa Barbara’s neighborhoods, with a bit of information on each one:
· Lower State Street: also known as the Funk Zone, the area features commercial properties with a thriving nightlife. The area also serves as the main location for local celebrations and parades such as Old Spanish Days Fiesta.
· The Riviera: Since the past century, it has been known as "the Riviera" due to its resemblance to the Mediterranean coastal towns of France and Italy. It’s particularly noteworthy for homes with outstanding views of the City of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean.
· Mission Canyon: A popular spot as an entry-point for weekend foothill hiking, it is one of the most rustically beautiful, yet fire-prone areas of Santa Barbara due to heavy natural vegetation.
· The Westside ("west of State Street"): lies predominantly in the lowlands between State Street and the Mesa, including Highway 101, and also reaches down to Cliff Drive, incorporating Santa Barbara City College.
· The Eastside ("east of State Street"): is generally the area east of State to the base of the Riviera, and includes Santa Barbara Junior High School, Santa Barbara High School, and the Santa Barbara Bowl.
· The Waterfront: comprises roughly commercial and tourist-oriented business structures along Cabrillo Blvd including Stearns Wharf, the Santa Barbara Harbor and the breakwater, and extending East toward the Bird Refuge and West along Shoreline Drive above the SBCC campus West.
· Upper State Street: is a residential and commercial district that includes numerous professional offices, and much of the medical infrastructure of the city.
· San Roque: This area is said to be a constant 5 degrees warmer than the coastal areas, due to its greater distance from the ocean than other Santa Barbara neighborhoods and is also the most popular spot for Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween.

When you are ready to move to Santa Barbara, Contact your Chicago movers, namely East Coast West Coast Express and our representatives will help you move to your new home.
East Coast West Coast Express ships all kinds of vehicles, regardless of their shape, size, price, or weight. From scooters to trucks, if you need it shipped, we can do it.
The only problem is, an average American is not exactly a packing expert. There are so many rules to this process that learning how to do it can take more time than actually moving.
We at East Coast West Coast Express offer top-notch storage units to all our customers. Our storage services are among the best ones you will find in the country
The first thing you should know is that, with us, all your belongings are insured from the moment our professional movers lay their hands on them first, until they are all safely delivered to your front door and unpacked by our personnel.