Individuals looking for homes for rent in cities with great shopping and cuisine will love Goleta. Located next to Santa Barbara, there are plenty of local businesses, farmers markets and restaurants to explore.
Facts for Renters About Goleta
Monarch butterflies migrate to Goleta's groves during the winter months. Residents can see them gather in the in the Ellwood Mesa Open Space, named for a rancher and nurseryman who settled there in 1870.
Before settlers came to the area, Goleta was inhabited by the Chumash Native American tribe. There were several villages in the area as well as a large lagoon.
Goleta is the city closest to the University of California's Santa Barbara campus. UCSB is one of the top public universities in the country, and is the largest employer in the county.
Goleta has many unique things to do. Renters can visit the butterfly grove or check out the annual California Lemon Festival. There are also many local retail locations to fit every need, such as the Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club. For fresh, regional produce, renters can explore the local farmers markets that run throughout the year. Parks like Girsh Park are ideal for taking advantage of the year-round warm weather.