Unveiled: 1st New Santa Barbara Community in 30 Years

The Marc is a four-story luxury community with 89 units.

The Marc_Resident Lounge 1Santa Barbara, Calif.—Not in three decades had a brand new multifamily community opened in Santa Barbara, Calif. That 30-year drought ended earlier this month, when The Marc welcomed its first move-ins.

Fully one-quarter leased prior to its opening, The Marc captured substantial interest in the coastal city. Sited on a 1.4-acre parcel, the four-story community features 89 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes. Starting at $2,900 a month, the residences range in size from 646 to 1,026 square feet in size.

Luxurious amenities befitting an upscale resort include residents’ lounge with Wi-Fi, community kitchen island, flat screen TV and seating areas designed for work and recreation. The Marc also offers a heated pool and spa with panoramic sundeck, green open-air rooftop with lush gardens and lounging areas, and very well-equipped 24-hour fitness center with view of the pool deck. Three themed outdoor courtyards include the active Game Court with communal fire pits, step seating, horseshoe and bocce ball courts; the restful Palm Court with attractive landscaping and palm trees; and the verdant Garden Court, featuring a community herb and vegetable garden, fruit trees and rustic farm table ideal for hosting family-style meals.

Residences offer modern, open living floor plans with up to 11-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors and operable windows, stainless steel energy-efficient kitchen appliances with gas range and designer-selected flooring and finishes. The majority of residences provide dual-master, two-bedroom floor plans with quartz countertops in the kitchen and bath, in-home washer and dryer and private balconies or patios.

The community also offers private-controlled property access, access-controlled underground assigned parking, electric-vehicle charging stations, dedicated bicycle storage and future, on-site shopping located on the ground floor of the building.

“Ideally located on upper State Street in Santa Barbara, residents of The Marc will enjoy the ease of convenient living as they are just a short walk from popular restaurants, multiple gyms, grocery stores and the best shopping in town,” said Greg Reitz of REthink Development. “Once you arrive home at The Marc, you can leave your car behind and unwind for the evening. Whether it’s taking a walk to grab a few groceries before cooking dinner at home or taking a quick bike ride to meet friends for cocktails on State Street, the convenience of The Marc suits every aspect of your lifestyle.”

“The Marc defines modern, coastal living at its finest, and we’re excited to debut the limited collection of new apartments later this month,” added Brian De Lowe, president and principal of The Kor Group. “Unlike anything else in Santa Barbara, The Marc offers an exceptional opportunity for modern dwellers by combining brand new, purpose-built luxury construction, designer finishes and integrated technology with unique indoor-outdoor amenities and breathtaking views of the Santa Ynez Mountains . . . The Marc offers an unparalleled opportunity to live a truly active, connected and cultured lifestyle.”

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