Welcome to Riviera
From Barren Hillside to International Destination
The man who developed the Riviera community in the early 20th century was determined to create a version of the French Riviera right here in Santa Barbara.
Today the lush hillside stretching from Montecito to the Mission is famous for its curved roads lined with sandstone walls, towering Eucalyptus trees and a variety of spectacular villas & charming cottages boasting magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and downtown Santa Barbara.
This coveted neighborhood offers everything from picturesque hiking trails to a five star boutique hotel with one of the areas coolest bars & favorite restaurants. Local hangouts include The Riviera Theatre that features a variety of independent films; The Santa Barbara Tennis Club – a magnet for those looking for a daily swim, a lively game of tennis or a casual meal on the expansive deck; The Santa Barbara Bowl which offers summer concerts under the stars in an intimate amphitheater setting.