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Moving to Santa Barbara

Are you planning on moving to Santa Barbara from San Diego soon? Move Central stands as one of the best Santa Barbara long distance moving companies in the city. If you need help with any aspect of your move our staff is ready to provide support in any way you need.

While you are preparing to move, we can assist with packing up your home or apartment and deliver your items to the new location. Our professional Santa Barbara packers and movers make the entire process smooth and simple. Let us do the heavy lifting, so you can relax and enjoy the thoughts of your new home in Santa Barbara.

Moving to Santa Barbara from San Diego

With a more than 5-hour drive when moving to Santa Barbara from San Diego, it can be a demanding venture to get everything packed and then take the trip on your own. We offer the best Santa Barbara long distance moving services you can find. Our crew will handle the stressful part of the journey by bringing your items to your new place.

On such a long drive, you’ll want to make sure your movers take special care of your belongings. Our team of Santa Barbara professional movers are best in the business when it comes to keeping your possessions safe. Move Central is licensed and insured, so you can rest easy knowing everything is covered and protected.

We also provide Santa Barbara office movers if you are planning to relocate your business to this new town. A commercial move can be just as overwhelming as moving a residence, if not more. We’ll take this on, leaving you to your more important work.

Moving to San Diego from Santa Barbara

If you’re planning a move in the opposite direction, we can still help you there. Just because we’re a Santa Barbara moving company, it doesn’t limit our borders to this one city. We can transport your belongings for your move from Santa Barbara to San Diego as well.

We understand that long distance moves can take time, especially when there are delays with paperwork or other common issues. If this happens, our team can keep your belongings in our Santa Barbara storage facility and deliver them whenever everything is finalized.

Figuring out all the materials for packing and preparation can be one of the most painstaking parts of any move. Luckily for you, we can provide any Santa Barbara moving supplies you need from boxes and tape, all the way down to packing peanuts and bubble wrap. All these supplies are crucial to keeping your effects safe and secure during the long journey.

Living in Santa Barbara

A move from San Diego to Santa Barbara can be a major adjustment, even though they’re in the same state. While they share a similar California climate, the setting between the two cities is quite different. Living in Santa Barbara will often feel like you’re in a completely different world.

The Santa Barbara population is sitting around 92,000 people, making it a much smaller community than San Diego, yielding a higher cost of living as well. But this higher cost comes with its fair share of perks, local activities, and closer access to Los Angeles. Right along the Pacific, you will find some of the greatest ocean views in the state along with some fun things to do in Santa Barbara.

Everyone wants to know about the best restaurants when moving to a new city. You’ll have a wealth of places to eat around the best Santa Barbara neighborhoods. Take a drive up to Cold Spring Tavern for some great barbecue, have a juicy burger at The Shop, or enjoy some Mexican comfort food from La Super-Rica Taqueria. There are plenty of other options for any palate.

If you’re still looking for more reasons to move to Santa Barbara, then you may want to check out a true coastline experience at Wheel Fun. Rent a bike and cruise around Santa Barbara harbor. Take your pick between beach cruisers, tandem bikes, surreys, rollerblades, and more, to explore the area from a unique perspective. Follow one of their self-guided tours or choose your own adventure around the beach and oceanfront.

Are you a fan of trains? A popular activity for both Los Angeles and Santa Barbara residents is taking the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner to and from each city. With 11 daily routes to choose from, you can spend the ride eating from their large dining menu, having drinks, and enjoying the breathtaking views of Southern California.

Weather for Santa Barbara, CA
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51° Hi
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Demographic Info for Santa Barbara, CA
33.7 years
Median Age
Median Home Value
Median Household Income
19.2 minutes
Average Commute
2.93 people
Average Household Size
Schools in Santa Barbara, CA
215 E. Ortega St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Type: High School
215 E. Ortega St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Type: Middle School
1625 Robbins St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Type: Elementary School
710 Santa Barbara St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Type: High School
2255 Modoc Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Type: Middle School
33 E Micheltorena St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Type: Private School
Places to Eat in Santa Barbara, CA
Mesa Verde
Mesa Verde
1919 Cliff Dr
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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9 W Victoria St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Corazon Cocina
Corazon Cocina
38 W Victoria
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Pickles & Swiss
Pickles & Swiss
811 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Finch & Fork
Finch & Fork
31 W Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Lilly's Tacos
310 Chapala St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Things to Do in Santa Barbara, CA

our clients feedback

  • Started out as not the best experience, but the owner Stan stepped in and rectified all the of issues. Nice to see he stands by his business and its reputation. I will use them again and would confidently recommend them to anyone moving!

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    Julie Anderson
    1 year ago

    5 star ratingI've had the pleasure of contracting Move Central for several moves now.  Each time they have been consistent with providing professional services, conscientious & polite movers, clean trucks & an enjoyable experience.  I have been happy to refer them to my clients, as well as friends/family.  This is the type... read more

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    Tugg S.
    1 year ago

    5 star ratingWas not the best experience starting out, but the owner Stan stepped in and rectified all the issues. Good to see how he stands by his business and its reputation. I would actually use them again and recommend them for any move!

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    Julie A.
    1 year ago
  • 5 star ratingMartin, Isaac, and Eddie were the best movers I've ever had. We were their second job for the day and they had to have been exhausted, but were so efficient. I used to be a travel nurse and have moved several times in my past and have dealt with many... read more

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    Kelsey M.
    1 year ago

    5 star ratingThe crew I had today with my delivery Frank and Adam not only did they call me 1 hour before arrival as requested, they unloaded my belongings with care and consideration. They work well together and even scoped the BEST method to use before touching anything.. THEY ROCK.. will definitely... read more

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    Raven S.
    1 year ago

    5 star ratingWonderful experience with this company!  My wife and I recently moved from San Diego to the Bay Area.  The Move Central management team and movers were amazing.  They were very courteous and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with their services.  My wife is 7 months... read more

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    Bryan T.
    1 year ago
  • 5 star ratingI don't even know where to begin. Wanted to say thanks to Manny, Jaime, and Isaac (sorry if I butchered any of your names) first of all. These guys did an amazing job on one of the hottest days and they did all while laughing and joking around with us.... read more

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    Joshua K.
    1 year ago

    5 star ratingWe hired Move Central for our multi-state move after we got many quotes, they were reasonable, honest, and best of all our belongings were in their own truck. From beginning to end the experience was fabulous..the packing crew was friendly, careful, and respectful. Our belongings made it safely to our... read more

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    Leah R.
    1 year ago

    5 star ratingVery professional service! Kelly and Anthony arrived on time and worked their ways through two large rooms very quickly.  They asked the right types of questions regarding boxing like items together and got the job done.  Very friendly also I must add! Will certainly be using this service again!

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    Clifton K.
    1 year ago
  • I had always moved on my own or with the help of friends but to be honest this time I hired movers and they were real polite, friendly and attentive to my specific needs. They made it easy and time efficient to complete my move. Great service thank you again.... read more

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    William Vazquez
    1 year ago

    I have used Move Central twice so far. I highly recommend them for any move in San Diego.

    My family recently moved our small 3 bedroom home into a larger space and the Move Central team was on POINT!

    There's usually a lot of stress involved with moving, but the 4-man...
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    Jef Latimer
    1 year ago

    I've had a great experience. I used the packing service and their storage option for 3 months. Very happy with the service. Highly recommend.

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    Bohumila Abhilash
    2 years ago
  • We called last minute to schedule a urgent move and they were on it! They showed up with 6 guys and packed our entire house wrapped and packed everything as we wanted. Even drove between houses and storage unit in a different city for us! They were awesome. I would... read more

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    Lauren Frye
    2 years ago


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