Most listings are in the $20's per square foot per year. The Santa Barbara submarket is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $29 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 211 listings have been listed, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 53% of the office spaces in the Santa Barbara 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,070 sqft. Most buildings in this region are close to 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1986 and are Class A.