SOURCE: Bella Riviera

Bella Riviera

December 15, 2011 11:08 ET

New Homes to Open in Santa Barbara, One of the Top Ten Best Cities to Live

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 15, 2011) - Ranked as one of the top ten cities nationally, Santa Barbara is known for its superb weather, spectacular coastal location and extraordinary lifestyle. Bella Riviera, an exclusive enclave of brand new townhomes, is located in this favored city where its preferred Upper East and Lower Riviera neighborhoods meet. In addition, Santa Barbara is approximately 85 miles from Los Angeles, making it an outstanding choice for city or valley dwellers eager for a coastal lifestyle. Home shoppers will find that there is good reason for Santa Barbara's high rankings by such top rating sites as and Sperling's

Bella Riviera's model homes will open in January 2012, bringing homebuyers to discover the rarest of all opportunities in town -- fresh, new home designs, luxury features and amenities, panoramic surroundings and timeless architectural style. Just moments from Santa Barbara's historic and lively downtown, Bella Riviera buyers are delighted to find the chance to live in a brand new, one of a kind enclave.

The cafés, restaurants, boutiques and bakeries that line State Street are within a bike ride of home. Charming paseos and excellent shopping destinations mix with theatres where a season of Broadway-quality shows is held. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is known for its noteworthy traveling exhibitions and permanent Asian, European and American collections. From the Santa Barbara Zoo to the Botanical Gardens to historic Sterns Wharf, the rich traditions of culture make the city a standout along the coast.

Buyers are urged to take advantage of Bella Riviera's Traditional Offering, a limited edition of 34 spacious new homes. Authentically detailed, two- to three-story designs range from 1,023 to 1,578 square feet with two to three bedrooms, up to two and one-half baths and private garages. Designs afford comfortable entertainment areas with beautifully appointed open kitchens and patios or decks that take in surrounding views. The homes are constructed according to the Built-Green Santa Barbara Checklist assuring outstanding energy efficiency. Various designs feature downstairs offices, double walk-in master closets or extra storage, per plan. Pricing for the collection begins from the $600,000s.

Bella Riviera offers community recreation and artistic quality from the landscaped playground to the fountain court richly finished with authentic Santa Barbara tiles. The community features design elements such as the inventive Woonerf, an imaginative Scandinavian style avenue for pedestrians, bike riders, and sport court enthusiasts, and Upper Park where residents can enjoy the ocean views and the best sunsets in town.

Created to offer members of the Cottage Health System professional community a convenient new in-town address, the Professional Offering will be reserved for employees of CHS. An exclusive offering of 34 homes will be available to the public. To learn more about Bella Riviera, visit the community at the corner of Santa Barbara Street and E. Ortega St. or visit To speak with a sales associate, please call 877-236-6557.

The not-for-profit Cottage Health System consists of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, a regional trauma center and teaching hospital, and its associated Cottage Children's Hospital and Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital; Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital; and Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital. Last year, the hospitals provided inpatient care for more than 20,000 people, treated more than 64,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments, and helped deliver 2,500 newborns. With a staff of 3,000, Cottage Health System is the largest private employer in the county.

SL Residential, Inc. is a construction services corporation that expands the diverse strengths of Snyder Langston, one of Southern California's most respected builders of commercial and industrial projects, to urban residential and mixed-use communities. SL Residential applies comprehensive project development and management capabilities, focusing on delivering homes with the quality and high standards for which the Snyder Langston brand is known. This approach has earned SL Residential the reputation of being the "builder of choice" for specialized urban residential, senior housing and mixed-use communities. For more information about the Company and its developments, please visit

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