Buellton

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Buellton

The growing city of Buellton is nestled below the Santa Rita Hills in an area known for world-class grapes and fertile farmlands where talented growers, vintners, chefs, and tastemakers deliver their best. This friendly town provides unique opportunities for dining, outdoor exploration, wine tasting, and vineyard tours. Start your adventure with a stroll down the Avenue of Flags to visit tasting rooms, restaurants, and unique shops.

Climate

Buellton offers year-round sunshine year and cool nights of coastal fog. Summers are comfortable, arid, and clear. Winters are cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 39°F to 73°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 81°F.

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Culture

The Santa Ynez Valley boasts exceptional arts and entertainment. Those looking for culture will find art galleries and historical museums. Enjoy a world-class, live, theater performance in the unique outdoor amphitheater of the Solvang Festival Theater. Annual events include Buellton Brew Fest, Wine & Chili Fest, Winter Fest, and Scarecrow Fest.

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Schools

The Buellton Unified School District offers one elementary and one junior high school, with approximately 700 students enrolled.  The closest high school is in Santa Ynez. A private school is available for grade 1-12. Five colleges and universities are within 30 miles.

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Market

The median home value in Buellton is $574,400, slightly under the median home price of Santa Barbara County. Home values increased 4.9% over the past year, and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.7% within the next year.

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Lifestyle

Buellton offers something for everyone. Visit Ostrichland USA, a unique 33-acre farm of ostrich and emu. Don’t miss the other animals raised in this area: miniature horses, longhorn cattle, llamas, and mules. Consider riding a “trikke,” a light electric vehicle that is often designed and tested in Buellton. Other activities to be discovered here are an afternoon at Hans Christian Andersen Park, biking, hiking, glider rides, horseback riding, and hot air ballooning. Find golf courses to play for every budget and every level–even beginners. Enjoy a walk through the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden.

 

Buellton’s wine industry rose to fame after the Oscar-winning movie “Sideways” was filmed here in 2004. Buellton is also famous for its nickname “Home of Split Pea Soup,” referring to Pea Soup Andersen’s, a roadside stop since 1924. Along with artisanal eateries and craft breweries, Buellton presents a remarkable array of dining experiences: barbecue, Mexican, diners, pizza, Chinese, Japanese, farm-fresh dining, coffee shops, and breakfast stops.

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