Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Patricia has a deep-rooted understanding of the town’s community and all it has to offer. She obtained her real estate license in 1982 followed by her brokerage license in 1990. Patricia felt helping others find their dream home in this town she often refers to as "paradise" was her way of giving back to the community. "It’s truly a blessing to live and work in such a wonderful place," she says. "There are so many special neighborhoods here, I find it thrilling to help my clients either market their property or help them find just the ‘right’ home."
Patricia’s energy and enthusiasm, coupled with her unyielding determination, diligence and an astute attention to details, has elevated her to the highest echelon within the industry. Her vastly educated experience is combined with a dynamic marketing department, enabling her to deliver some of the most advanced and effective marketing in the industry. Such assets have afforded her an ever-growing list of loyal clientele—most of whom now call her a good friend.
While Patricia services the community through her real estate efforts, her commitment runs deeper than real estate. Her lifelong involvement in local charities, organizations and businesses has enabled her to give back even more. From 1977 to 1993 and again appointed in 2003, she serves as a local airport commissioner. As such she oversees the tremendous changes constantly being made to better serve the community and its’ needs. Holding a warm place in the hearts of many Santa Barbarans is the local zoo. Having served on the Zoofari Ball Committee for over 10 years and co-chairing the Development Committee, in 2009 Patricia was elected to serve as President of the Board of Directors at the zoo. She finds great joy in helping to constantly make the zoo a wonderful place for local families and those visiting Santa Barbara. "My extensive involvement and commitment to the community is not only a source of delight in my life, but I’ve also found it is very beneficial to my clients. I’ve built strong relationships within the community that are not only very valuable when marketing a property for sale, but they also enable me to better and more quickly acquaint out-of-town clients with the community."
"In an almost magical way, Santa Barbara maintains a small-town feel while still offering all the features of a big city: from the museums and symphonies to the vast shopping and exquisite restaurants—not to mention all the activities its’ glorious setting offers." Feeling lucky to live in, and participate in this wonderful community, when she isn’t putting a deal together or volunteering, Patricia enjoys spending time with her husband, Alan, traveling, preparing gourmet meals, taking long walks on the beach , spending quality time with their children, grandchildren and friends and enjoying all that the Santa Barbara lifestyle has to offer.
Arts & Crafts Show
The Arts and Crafts show, where local artists and craftspeople exhibit and sell their wares, is presented every Sunday along Cabrillo Boulevard near Chase Palm Park, along a one-mile stretch from Stearns Wharf toward East Beach. Show hours are 10 a.m. until sunset. The show is also held on several other days of the year: Memorial Day, July Fourth, Saturday of Fiesta Week, and Labor Day.
The Santa Barbara coastline includes dozens of golden sand beaches, perfect for sunbathing, surfing, boogie boarding, wind surfing, kayaking, strolling, volleyball, jogging, and other outdoor activities. Our major beaches include East Beach, Leadbetter Beach, Thousand Steps Beach, Arroyo Burro Beach and Butterfly Beach.
Santa Barbara County Courthouse1100 block of Anacapa Street, 962-6464. Completed in 1929, this magnificent Spanish-Moorish structure is one of the most beautiful buildings in the U.S. The elegant interior includes hand-painted ceilings, wrought iron chandeliers, giant murals, carved doors, and imported tiles. Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
MuseumsSanta Barbara Historical Museum located at 136 East De la Guerra Street, 966-1601; Santa Barbara Museum of Art located at 1130 State Street, 963-4364; Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History located at 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, 682-4711; South Coast Railroad Museum located at 300 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta, 964-3540.
Stearns Wharf At the foot of State Street, Stearns Wharf, built in 1872 by John Peck Stearns, is the oldest operating wharf on the west coast. In the l940s Hollywood legend Jimmy Cagney and his brothers William and Edward were part owners of the wharf. Now a Santa Barbara landmark, it offers gifts and souvenir shops, wine tasting, a seafood market where visitors can purchase fresh fish, restaurants, a bait and tackle store, and other small shops.
Located on Stearns Wharf, 962-0885. Offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into marine life that inhabits the Santa Barbara Channel. Among the many exciting displays are live marine animals in saltwater tanks and a computer learning center.
Whale WatchingWhales, dolphins, and orcas frolic year-round in the nutrient-rich Santa Barbara Channel, one of the premier whale-watching arenas. The best time of year to see California gray whales is mid-December through the end of April, when nearly 25,000 of the gentle giants swim along the coastline during their annual north-south migrations.
Santa Barbara Zoo
500 Ninos Drive, off Cabrillo Boulevard at East Beach, 962-5339. Once the site of a palatial estate, the zoo is a delightful refuge in a charming garden setting. It offers botanical gardens, over 700 animals from around the world (including big cats, elephants, and giraffes), a new restaurant, spacious picnic area, miniature train, and children's playground. Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
FiestaIf it's August, it must be Fiesta, our traditional high holiday celebrating Santa Barbara's Spanish heritage. Nothing escapes Old Spanish Days. Its history and color penetrates even the most austere corners of the city from breakfast to bedtime for five full days of parades, dances, music and feasts for all.
Summer SolsticeCelebrate the longest day of the year by jumping in line at this charming parade. The theme changes annually, but there's always a workshop beforehand where you can learn to make costumes and decorate floats. The celebration takes place on the Saturday nearest the summer solstice. For more information call 965-3396.
ParksSanta Barbara's many beautiful parks are perfect for sports, picnics, and relaxation. Parks can be found all over the city; each has a unique character and offers something special for everyone.
Santa Barbara Film FestivalPremieres and screenings of U.S. and International films are the highlights of the Santa Barbara Film Festival. Gala opening and salute to a star. Workshops and seminars by film professionals. 963-0023. Sometime in March.
Santa Barbara County Bowl - ConcertsOne of the best concert venues in the country. An intimate amphitheater, it is a pleasure to see some of the biggest names in the music industry play here. For a unique atmosphere, this is the place to see everything from classical music events to rock acts.
BikingSecond only to pedestrian pursuits, bicycling is a pleasurable and still detailed way of seeing what there is to see. Recognizing the affection of residents and visitors for this mode of sport and transport, the city has taken great and costly pains to provide several well-planned and well-mapped bikeways. A Pedal Around Town map, available at bicycle rental shops and the Chamber of Commerce, is the key to the intricacies of these routes.
El Paseo ShoppingEl Paseo is a unique, Old Spanish-style shopping arcade which was built around the former residence of the famous De La Guerra family. Built in the early l920's, its architecture represents the beginning of Santa Barbara's Spanish Colonial Revival style. Entrances are located on State, De La Guerra, and Anacapa Streets.
Earl Warren Showgrounds From rodeos, horse events, BMX to Computer and RV shows - this is Santa Barbara's premiere location for outside events.
Farmers MarketThis colorful outdoor market is where local growers sell fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, eggs, nuts, honey and other items at reasonable prices. The Market is held at the corner of Santa Barbara and Cota Streets from 8:30 a.m. to noon each Saturday and at the 500 Block of State Street from 3 to 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday evening. There is also one held in Montecito on Coast Village Road on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.