Chris Palme Announces the Launch of

French Riviera  -  Italian Riviera  -  Santa Barbara Riviera

Welcome to  During my 24 years of helping people buy and sell homes I have often heard from many local residents that Santa Barbara is their favorite place in the world!  That is quite a statement especially coming from well travelled individuals who can afford to live wherever they would like.  The other thing I hear repeatedly is that Santa Barbara reminds them of the French and Italian Riviera.  This is no coincidence, as the man responsible for developing the Santa Barbara Riviera in the early 20th century was inspired by the European version and was determined to create an American Rivera right here in Santa Barbara.

Having focused my real estate efforts during the past 10 years on the Riviera I have gained a true appreciation for its incredible attributes and wonderful residents.  I have met and talked with many of the local residents, walked the hillside streets hundreds of times and helped quite a few people buy and sell Riviera homes.  Because of my deep appreciation of the area it is easy for me to share this enthusiasm while holding an open house or showing property to out of town buyers.  However, I felt it was time to showcase this special neighborhood to a wider audience and that is why was created.

My main goal is to provide an informative and interactive online arena focused on the Santa Barbara Riviera that will be a valuable resource for local residents or anyone from around the globe with an interest in this international destination.  It will include interesting facts, information about current and upcoming homes for sale and an interactive blog “Live On The Riviera” filled with fresh content and fun photos.  I want to thank Ron & Alexandra Seigel of Napa Consultants International whose insight and vision were integral in helping me create this exciting new site.  Now I will be looking for your help in creating a truly interactive online experience.  Don’t hesitate to send me your feedback, questions and ideas for content so that we can continue to enhance this site together.