Santa Ynez, California in Santa Barbara County

Santa Ynez is a quaint town nestled in the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley, located in Santa Barbara County, California. Surrounded by the stunning Santa Ynez Mountains, this area is known for its beautiful vineyards, ranches, and a relaxed, rural atmosphere.


Nearby Cities and Counties

Solvang Known for its Danish-inspired architecture, Solvang is a neighboring town with a rich history and unique charm.

Santa Barbara County The county offers a diverse range of attractions, from its stunning coastline to its vibrant arts and culture scene.

Ventura County Located to the south, Ventura County is known for its beautiful beaches and outdoor recreational opportunities. Overall Niche Grade

Santa Ynez, CA, receives an overall Niche Grade of A-, reflecting its excellent quality of life, strong sense of community, and beautiful natural surroundings.


Statistics for Santa Ynez California 

Geography Santa Ynez covers approximately 4.7 square miles.

Population As of the latest census data, the population of Santa Ynez is approximately 4,500 residents.

Demographics The population of Santa Ynez is predominantly White, with a smaller Hispanic and Latino population.

Average Household Income The average household income in Santa Ynez is $96,000, reflecting a relatively affluent community.

Education Levels A significant portion of Santa Ynez residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher.


Housing Market

Average Home Value The average home value in Santa Ynez is around $800,000.

Average Home Price The average home price in Santa Ynez is approximately $850,000.

Average Home Rental Price The average monthly rental price for a home in Santa Ynez is around $2,500.


Crime and Safety

According to, Santa Ynez has low crime rates and is considered a safe place to live.


Schools and Universities

Santa Ynez Valley Union High School Address 2975 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460

College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita Campus Address 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355


Top Employers in Santa Ynez, California

Chumash Casino Resort Address 3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA 93460, URL [](https//

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Address 2050 Viborg Road, Solvang, CA 93463, URL [](https//


City Services

Official City Website

City Offices 3040 SY Valley Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Phone Number (805) 688-5575


Emergency Services

Santa Ynez Police Department Address 3040 SY Valley Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93460, Phone (805) 686-8150

Santa Ynez Fire Department Address 1645 Oak Street, Solvang, CA 93463, Phone (805) 688-4215

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Address 2050 Viborg Road, Solvang, CA 93463, Phone (805) 688-6431


What Makes Santa Ynez, California Special

Santa Ynez offers a unique blend of natural beauty, rich history, and a welcoming community. With its charming downtown area, stunning vineyards, and proximity to outdoor recreational opportunities, it's no wonder that Santa Ynez is a popular destination for both residents and visitors alike.


Annual Events and Festivals

Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Fest A fun and festive event featuring creative scarecrow displays throughout the town.

Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week A culinary celebration highlighting the diverse and delicious dining options in the area.


Santa Ynez, California, is a hidden gem in the heart of Santa Barbara County. Whether you're looking to enjoy the natural beauty of the area, explore its rich history, or simply relax and unwind, Santa Ynez has something for everyone.


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