In a trip down memory lane, here’s an ad that appeared in the Santa Barbara POST in March 1964 for new Crestview Oaks homes in Goleta, an H.C. Elliott Residential Community.
According to the map in the advertisement, Crestview Oaks is located next to Stow Park between La Patera and Valdez.
It’s interesting to note on the map that the Fairview Shopping Center was being built, as the note says, “new $17,000,000 shopping center”, which would be opening in July 1964, and Goleta Valley Junior High was being built, as one of the bullet points say “A new Jr. High School opening in September.”
A deluxe four-bedroom home with a family room, all-electric quality equipped kitchen, fireplace, and every convenience for “living comfort” was priced at only $21,250!
Also noted in the ad is “all underground utilities (only blue skies overhead).”
The newspaper article above reads:
Final Units of Crestview Oaks Now Under Construction
The experience of building over 1,000 homes in the Santa Barbara area is reflected in the final units of Crestview Oaks now being shown by H. C. Elliott, builder and developer.
“Housewives exult over the all-electric kitchens that include built-in range, dishwasher, disposal and ovens complete with broiler and rotisserie,” Elliott said. “Cabinets are custom-made of hardwood and the filtered water system in the kitchen provides pure drinking water.”
For husbands the large garages provide space for work benches and do-it-yourself fixtures and some of the garages are completely finished with acoustical ceilings. All utilities are underground, permitting unrestricted view of the mountains.
These homes are convenient to Stow Ranch Park, a picturesque haven with towering redwoods, giant oaks, and murmuring pines. Facilities in the park include tables and barbecue pits.
La Patera Elementary School now is nearing completion on the west side of Crestview Oaks and a new junior high school will open in September only three blocks from the model homes on Stow Canyon Road. A major shopping center nearby is scheduled for opening this summer.
The Oaks offer three, four and five-bedroom homes and furnished models are open daily from 10 a.m. till dark. The homes presently under construction will be the last in this community but Elliott said he will soon announce the site of his next development in the Santa Barbara area.