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Winners of The Santa Barbara Independent Readers Poll

Posted Oct 27, 2014 by PressR
The Santa Barbara Independent news magazine asks its readers to vote on the best services in 168 aspects of Santa Barbara.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Press Release) Oct 27, 2014 -- This October the Santa Barbara Independent News Magazine has just released the results of their highly esteemed Best Of Santa Barbara reader's poll for 2014. The SB Independent's "Best Of" readers poll takes a survey of its readers in long ballot format, post mail, and electronically transmitted ballots questioning the Santa Barbara community about their favorite local companies, highest quality services, and most trustworthy businesses in Santa Barbara. This Independent News issue is an important article due to Santa Barbara being known around the globe as one of the world's top tourist destinations and listed on various publications as one of the best places to live, best places to retire, most expensive real estate communities, and even described by Forbes Magazine as "the second hottest metropolitan real estate market in the U.S." So if you are planning a trip to Santa Barbara anytime soon, this is the issue you want to read. The SB Independent's guide will help you find the hottest places that the locals love.

The SB Independent Newspaper is Santa Barbara & Montecito’s most popular weekly newspaper. Each year the Independent polls readers on their favorite local companies, hangouts, and businesses. Everything from housing to dinning is on the ballot. The Independent News Paper's Best Of SB issue has become one of the most popular issues for the newspaper and likewise the award for Best Of Santa Barbara has become highly sought after by businesses and local companies in Santa Barbara and Montecito. The Santa Barbara area is known for luxury, real estate, beaches, and relaxation. Some of the Santa Barbara and Montecito local favorites and stand out winners of the Best Of SB award include:

Santa Barbara's Best art gallery Sullivan Goss located in downtown Santa Barbara.

Voted best beach is Montecito's gorgeous Butterfly beach. Butterfly beach sits just in front of the Biltmore hotel and Ty Warner's Coral Casino. The beach is frequented by dolphins, tourists, locals, and beach lovers alike.

SOhO Restaurant & Music Club was voted the best place to hear live music and rightly so due to hosting everything from local bands to high profile musicians. SOhO is a local hotspot and has something going on very consistently.

Village Properties has been voted best real estate firm for yet another year, most likely due to being responsible for a majority of the high-end home sales and luxury listings in Santa Barbara and Montecito. As well, Village Properties luxury real estate agent Louise McKaig has just won best real estate agent in Santa Barbara.

Hometown favorite and well-known realtor Louise McKaig was voted Santa Barbara's best real estate agent. Louise McKaig of Village Properties has become one of the most recommended realtors in Santa Barbara and Montecito, developing a reputation for being straightforward and honest, as well as being a very skilled negotiator on behalf of her clients.

Voted best restaurant in Montecito was the popular Montecito Cafe owned by Mark Huston and Margaret Huston. The popular dining destination is well liked for their fine dining menu and local cuisine. Their menu boasts something for everyone and is consistently ranked as one of the finest menus in town.

Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club won best place to board your pets in Santa Barbara. Dioji started in Santa Barbara and is touted as a luxury hotel for animals. With 2 successful luxury pet hotels in Santa Barbara, they are now opening their 3rd location in Agoura Hills.

Voted best salad bar was the Savoy Cafe and Deli, which is known to work with very fresh ingredients and boasts a stellar reputation for great service.

If you would like to read more about Santa Barbara's best local businesses you can read about all the winners on the SB Independent News Magazine's website.

Or the full print issue of the Santa Barbara Independent's Best Of SB edition can be found here:


The Santa Barbara Independent Print News Paper is the area’s most popular news magazine and provides Santa Barbara's latest news, features, opinions, arts coverage, and entertainment calendar, every week in print since 1986 and every day online since 2007.

Phone: (805) 965-5205
Fax: (805) 965-5518
Address: 122 West Figueroa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Email: [email protected]
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Issued By : Jacob Willam
Website : The Santa Barbara Independent
Country : United States
Categories : Business
Tags : Santa Barbara Art Gallery, Santa Barbara Real Estate, Montecito Restaurant
Last Updated : Oct 27, 2014

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