Welcome to the Beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Located about 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara, between the
Santa Ynez and Rafael mountains, and is home to many world-renowned vineyards and wineries as well as recognized horse breeding ranches. Only 2 hours from Los Angeles in the heart of Wine Country, the local area Real Estate includes Santa Ynez, Solvang, Ballard, Los Olivos, Buellton and Los Alamos. With Award Winning Schools, Wines and Horse Facilities, The Santa Ynez Valley Offers The Best of the Best. Once here, you won't want to leave!
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Covered with vineyards and filled with large and small ranches, the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley lies nestled between the Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains. This small coastal valley offers a variety of lifestyle choices, from rural to semi-rural to small city, and provides all the pleasures of superb country living as well as the services available in California's most modern communities. Located 35 miles north of Santa Barbara and 125 miles north of Los Angeles, the Valley is easily accessible from the north and south via U.S. 101 as well as by California Scenic Route 154 through the San Morcos Pass from Santa Barbara.
The Santa Ynez Valley has one of the finest climates in the state of California. Prevailing west-north westerly breezes keep the temperature mild and the air smog free. Winter highs average in the 60's with night time lows in the 30's. Summer daytime temperatures usually range in the 80's and low 90's. Average seasonal rainfall is 16 inch's with most of it occurring between November and April.
The Santa Ynez Airport features a 2,800 foot hard surface, lighted runway with extensive hanger facilities for general aviation. There are daily consumer flights to the Los Angeles Basin. Nearby Santa Barbara and Santa Maria airports offer commercial flights to all parts of the country and connecting international flights.
The Santa Ynez Valley offers an excellent public school system as well as a variety of private schools.