Bounded by Ontare Road, Foothill Road, Alamar Avenue, and State Street, the San Roque-Rutherford Park area is one of Santa Barbara’s choicest neighborhoods. It is located northwest of downtown and if you take the Las Positas exit from Highway 101 and head towards the mountains, you’ll dead end right into it.
Admired for its diverse architectural themes such as Spanish Colonial, English Tudor, French Normandy, and American Colonial, it’s no wonder San Roque property is highly sought after. The homes are beautiful. Unique. They demand reverence.
The San Roque Canyon has a rich history and the soil here has been traversed by noteworthy explorers and settlers alike. A huge setback involving one Great Depression, abated expansionists from building The San Roque Country Club, and instead it became a residential area where today many families have chosen to raise their children.
Several schools and parks pepper the area allowing for a safe environment for children to play in. Peabody School and San Roque School reside nearby, allowing children to walk to school in a safe and timely manner. Stevens, Willowglen, and San Roque Parks all provide ample opportunity for child-like fun. Or a pleasant nap.
Shrouded in trees, the streets are always shaded, but the temperature is always at least five degrees warmer than coastal neighborhoods due to its inland location.
With the Five Points Shopping Center and Loreto Plaza as their backyard, San Roque residents don’t have to travel far for necessities. Several fine dining establishments and banking facilities are also available.
The San Roque neighborhood is not only a peaceful place to visit, but a peaceful place to stay.