Given this name because of the resemblance to slopes along the Mediterranean coast of France and Italy, the “Riviera” is home to some of the elite Santa Barbara residents. Homes on the Riviera are known for having expansive views of the city and the ocean. Alemeda Padre Serra is the main road that divides the upper and lower Riviera and connects Mission Canyon with Sycamore Canyon. The street was given its name by the Padres of the Old Mission, in memory of Padre Serra, the founder of the California Missions.
Homes for sale on the Riviera, which is one of the older and more stabilized neighborhoods in Santa Barbara, range in price from $1,000,000 to $10,000,000