Samarkand Homes for Sale in Santa Barbara
Samarkand meant “the land of heart’s desire” in the archaic Persian tongue. It identified the fabulous Asian city where a mythical Queen Scheherazade spent her 1001 Arabian nights. In Santa Barbara, the melodic oriental name was first applied in 1920 to a deluxe Persian style hotel, formerly a boy’s school.
As the dominating landmark of a hilly, elevated neighborhood, the Samarkand gave its name to an area bounded on the east by Oak Park, on the north by Hollister Avenue (now De La Vina Street), on the west by a ranch boundary fence centered on modern Las Positas Road, and on the south by the old Coast Highway and the railroad. Samarkand is a delightful area of homes full of charm.
The area is predominantly single family homes, but there are a few condos, town homes and income properties located more on the peripheral boundaries. Samarkand is located close to prominent landmarks such as Earl Warren Showgrounds (concerts, fairs, rodeos), The Santa Barbara Golf Club and MacKenzie Park (baseball, Fiesta celebration). Samarkand is also located in very close proximity to great dining, breakfast places and coffee shops. The topography of the area is gently rolling hills with most homes having mountain views and some even peaks of the ocean.
Samarkand Real Estate Values
Samarkand Real Estate values average around $950,000 to $1.4 million. The larger estates command prices generally around $1.3 to $2 million. There are only a few condos or town homes in Samarkand proper.
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