The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Goleta region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $2 per sqft per year. That's a 7% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 45 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 24% of the available leases in the Goleta are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,040 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1987 and are Class A.