Our house is a little over 2000 square feet, 4 bedrooms (but one is set up as a playroom) and 2 1/2 bathrooms. Two stories, all bedrooms on 2nd floor. Big back yard with play structure, swings, playhouse, sandbox and safety-netted trampoline. Large living room and family room with sliding glass doors to backyard. Kitchen appliances are updated, double oven, gas stove, microwave. Master bedroom with attached bath is large with balcony overlooking street, walk-in closet. Kids bedroom has two twin beds. Third bedroom has one queen bed. House is carpeted except for kitchen, entryway and family room and tile/wood. Overall condition of the house is good/excellent. Photos will be posted in March 2008.
This is a quiet upper-middle class residential neighborhood, little traffic, mostly families and retirees. There is a park with play equipment less than a block away. A creek with running water runs behind the park - great for walking and tossing stones. It is about a mile walk to stores, restaurants, shopping. Views of the mountains too. It is about a 10 minute drive to downtown Santa Barbara, 5 minutes to the beach, 5 minutes to U.C. Santa Barbara and affords all the conveniences.
My husband and I have two daughters, ages 3 and 5. We are professionals in the Santa Barbara community. We have enjoyed setting up our house and yard in a way and in a location that is perfect for young children.