Locals know Santa Barbara is a great place to live. But others around the country are now taking notice as well.

The website "Conde Nast Traveler" has ranked Santa Barbara the sixth best small city in America.

Here's what the article had to say about why Santa Barbara is a great place for visitors and residents:

"Blessed with an unbeatable location—between the Pacific and the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains, a mere hundred miles north of Los Angeles—this capital of the American Riviera is as easy on the eyes as can be imagined. Add a balmy climate, a multitude of wineries, museums, nature preserves, and beaches, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Book well ahead for guided tours of the 37-acre, 1940s Lotusland estate—filled with topiary, exotic plants, and lotus ponds."

Santa Barbara Named One of America's Top Small Cities