About Goleta, CA

Goleta — Spanish for “Schooner” — is a city located in Southern Santa Barbara County, California. Nicknamed “The Good Land,” it was incorporated as a city in 2002, after a long period as the largest unincorporated populated area in Santa Barbara County. Goleta is near the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) campus. According to the 2020 Census, the population of Goleta is 32,690.

“Noleta” is an unofficial name used to designate the unincorporated area located between the cities of Goleta and Santa Barbara. It is bounded on the east by Santa Barbara and Hope Ranch, on the west by Goleta, on the north by the Santa Ynez Mountains, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean. There are approximately 30,000 people that live in the Noleta area.

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