Unfortunately, due to June Gloom Santa Barbara that you can see on the photos below does not look too pretty or inviting. That's a pity, as it actually is a very nice place. I would even consider living there in future. I like its slightly provincial (*), slightly (luckily not too much) posh feel, I like its clean, well-kept and green streets, I like its proximity to many nice, sandy beaches, and to several bigger cities (LA, SD, SF). In many ways it reminded me of Palo Alto, but contrary to the latter, it did not feel ostentatious.
Few random pics from streets of Santa Barbara:
(*) spelling corrected thanks to a comment by Alicja