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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Goleta.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Goleta ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Oxnard. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the southeast of Goleta. Oxnard has a population of 210,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Ventura. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the east of Goleta and has a population of 111,000 people.

For comparison, Goleta has a population of 30,900 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Goleta and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Buellton   [Map]   ---   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Camarillo   [Map]   67,845   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Carpinteria   [Map]   13,622   E   18 miles [29 km]
Lompoc   [Map]   43,542   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Maricopa   [Map]   1,197   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Ojai   [Map]   7,582   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Port Hueneme   [Map]   22,327   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Santa Barbara   [Map]   92,101   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Santa Maria   [Map]   107,014   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Santa Paula   [Map]   30,313   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Solvang   [Map]   5,909   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Ballard   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cachuma Village   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Capitan   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Franciscan Village   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Isla Vista   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Los Olivos   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Meiners Oaks   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mira Monte   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mission Canyon   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Montecito   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Oak View   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Old Town   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Santa Ynez   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Summerland   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Toro Canyon   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]

For more communities neighboring Goleta, please visit our County-by-County Page for Goleta.

Santa Barbara County ...

Goleta is located in Santa Barbara County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Santa Barbara County: Kern, San Luis Obispo & Ventura. The western and southern boundaries of the county is on the Pacific Ocean.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Goleta ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Goleta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Goleta ...

Looking for more information about Goleta? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Goleta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Goleta.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Goleta.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Goleta. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Goleta. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California

TripAdvisor Link for:

    California Statewide Tourism
    Goleta Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Goleta


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Goleta ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Goleta.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Santa Barbara Muni. (SBA/KSBA)   [Map]   SBA   SW   Less than 2 miles
Santa Ynez Airport(ICAO: KIZA)   [Map]   IZA   NW   18 miles [29 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Goleta.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Goleta. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
San Luis County Rgnl. (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]   SBP   NW   71 miles [114.3 km]
Bob Hope Airport (BUR/KBUR)   [Map]   BUR   E   85 miles [136.8 km]
Los Angeles Intl. (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]   LAX   ESE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Long Bch. Airport (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]   LGB   ESE   105 miles [169 km]
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]   SNA   ESE   124 miles [199.6 km]
Ontario Intl. (ONT/KONT)   [Map]   ONT   ESE   129 miles [207.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Santa Barbara Muni. (SBA/KSBA)   [Map]   SBA   SW   Less than 2 miles
Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX/KSMX)   [Map]   SMX   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Van Nuys Airport (VNY/KVNY)   [Map]   VNY   ESE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Meadows Fld. (BFL/KBFL)   [Map]   BFL   NNE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Santa Monica Muni. (SMO/KSMO)   [Map]   SMO   ESE   84 miles [135.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Santa Ynez Airport(ICAO: KIZA)   [Map]   IZA   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Oxnard Airport(OXR/KOXR)   [Map]   OXR   ESE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lompoc Airport (LPC/KLPC)   [Map]   LPC   WNW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Camarillo Airport(ICAO: KCMA)   [Map]   CMA   ESE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Taft - Kern Co. Airport(ICAO: KL17)   [Map]   L17   NNE   53 miles [85.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

San Luis County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]
        Website for San Luis County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bob Hope Airport   (BUR/KBUR)   [Map]
        Website for Bob Hope Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Santa Monica Muni.   (SMO/KSMO)   [Map]
        Website for Santa Monica Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
LA / Palmdale Rgnl.   (PMD/KPMD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mojave Airport   (ICAO: KMHV)   [Map]
        Website for Mojave Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Santa Ynez Airport   (ICAO: KIZA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Oxnard Airport   (OXR/KOXR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lompoc Airport   (LPC/KLPC)   [Map]
        Website for Lompoc Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Camarillo Airport   (ICAO: KCMA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Taft - Kern Co. Airport   (ICAO: KL17)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Los Angeles Intl.   (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]
        Website for Los Angeles International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Long Bch. Airport   (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]
        Website for Long Beach Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport   (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]
        Website for John Wayne - Orange County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ontario Intl.   (ONT/KONT)   [Map]
        Website for Ontario International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Santa Barbara Muni.   (SBA/KSBA)   [Map]
        Website for Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Santa Maria Public Airport   (SMX/KSMX)   [Map]
        Website for Santa Maria Public Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Van Nuys Airport   (VNY/KVNY)   [Map]
        Website for Van Nuys Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Meadows Fld.   (BFL/KBFL)   [Map]
        Website for Meadows Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Goleta: www.cityofgoleta.org/

The official website for Santa Barbara County: www.countyofsb.org/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Goleta.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Goleta. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Goleta) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Goleta. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Goleta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goleta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4398, Longitude: -119.8306     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Goleta), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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