Isla Vista enjoys a Mediterranean climate and often has slightly less precipitation than either Santa Barbara or the adjacent community of Goleta. Isla Vista is located on a south-facing portion of the Santa Barbara County coast, between two small peninsulas, Coal Oil Point and Campus Point, in view of the Channel Islands. During El Niño years, precipitation in Isla Vista can be excessive and potentially dangerous. Some homes and apartments built on the south side of Del Playa Drive, most popular with students due to their direct ocean views, are in danger of collapse, since they are built on quickly-eroding bluffs thirty to sixty feet above the Pacific Ocean. Recent erosion has exposed foundation supports in several of the properties closest to the university campus, UCSB.
As Isla Vista is on the south coast of Santa Barbara County, which has some of the highest housing prices in the United States, the student population shares densely packed housing with a working Hispanic population. Since Isla Vista has not been annexed by either Goleta or Santa Barbara, remaining unincorporated, only county funds are available for civic projects.
A variety of countermeasures to Halloween and generic partying in Isla Vista have been implemented over the years, including zero tolerance for open alcohol on the street, a strict noise ordinance, enforcement of drunk in public laws, and restrictions on open kegs at parties. Halloween is undoubtedly Isla Vista’s biggest event of the year and it often draws crowds ranging from 20,000-40,000 people each year from all over California and neighboring states.
Cleaning services in Isla Vista are available Monday through Saturday and Sunday at extra charge from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Other Times if Requested). We offer one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly services. Cleaning services can be customized to fit your needs.