County of Santa Barbara Long Range Planning Division

Isla Vista Isla Vista photo


Isla Vista is an unincorporated community located 9 miles west of the City of Santa Barbara on the South Coast of Santa Barbara County, California. Surrounded on three sides by the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Isla Vista is located on a coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Isla Vista is a unique community in that its primary resident population is a semi-permanent student body (from UCSB). The current population of Isla Vista is approximately 20,000; some 13,000 of whom are students.

In March 2016, the Board of Supervisors considered but did not approve the Isla Vista Master Plan (IVMP). Development in Isla Vista is subject to existing county plans and ordinances, including the following:

Maps
Isla Vista Land Use Map
Isla Vista Zoning Map

Archive
Archived IVMP information

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Contacts
Dan Klemann, Deputy Director: dklemann@countyofsb.org
David Lackie, Supervising Planner: dlackie@countyofsb.org