Hi, I'm moving to the Santa Barbara area this summer and need some help! I'll be working in SB, and my fiance will be going to school at UCSB. We have a dog and need to find a pet friendly rental, these seem hard to come by in Santa Barbara, or with a reasonable commute (45 min. or less?). How long is the commute from Ventura, and also from Santa Ynez or Buellton? Also, I am a nurse, working nights, so I will be driving out of SB in the morning- will I be against the flow of traffic for either of these locations? And how bad would it be for my fiance, going into Goleta?
Thanks in advance for ANY help you could give me on this topic! It's very difficult to pick a place to live knowing nothing about the practical issues of the area!