Samarkand is a beautiful and desirable residential neighborhood in Santa Barbara. The area is known for its serene atmosphere and quiet streets, making it an excellent place to live for those who value peace and tranquility. The homes in Samarkand are primarily single-family homes with a mix of architectural styles, including Spanish Colonial, Craftsman, and Mid-Century Modern. This neighborhood is centrally located in-between the Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course and the rapidly evolving De La Vina Corridor where you can find the popular Handlebar coffee shop, the delicious Los Agaves restaurant, and who doesn’t love a trip to Trader Joes. As you stroll through the area greeted by smiling neighbors you will marvel at the stunning views of the mountains and well manicured front lawns. Samarkand is conveniently located near shopping, dining, and entertainment options, making it a great place to live for those who want the best of both worlds.



Alex was amazing! With all the uncertainty and emotions that come with buying a home for the first time, Alex was so helpful and made the experience as stress free as possible. He had such a positive attitude, which was so great and welcomed with the pressure of buying a home. He explained all the minutia so well and helped us understand everything, from the first time we saw the place, through the lending and bidding process, and finally handing us the keys to our new place. We couldn't have done it with out him! Thanks so much Alex, we love our new home!

T.G. Jackson

Alex is fantastic! He found our house for us in this crazy market. Besides finding us a home in our desired neighborhood he found it off market and since it was not listed we were able to purchase it without getting into a bidding war with all those cash buyers. If we ever decide to leave this dream home we will 100% ask Alex to find us another one. Thanks Alex you’re the best

Corey Schiff

Alex was fantastic! This market is so brutal and as a first time home buyer we were so overwhelmed. Alex not only took us to see and wrote offers on countless properties but he also kept us positive and when it felt like we’d never find our forever home. He took the time to educate us on the home buying process and held our hand whenever we felt out of our depths. Thanks so much Alex. We really could not have done it without you. Highly recommend.

Jonathan K-M

Alex is the guy you want to help you in your real estate business. He is very thorough and well educated on all of the aspects of buying and selling real estate. He will go out of his way to help you and will follow through on any and all issues that come up. Very impressed!

John Schuyler

Alex is the best agent we could have asked for. As a Santa Barbara local, he's super knowledgeable of the market. He has always been nothing but patient and considerate in helping us find our dream home and played a huge part in helping us obtain it. Highly recommend!

Kevin Tran


Alex Gallop’s expertise in real estate guided my husband and I through both a purchase and a sale of a property. He made the processes extremely professional and seamless. Additionally, his attention to detail and thoughtfulness were appreciated. I would highly recommend Alex.

Anita M

We worked with Alex on both buying and selling and it was the best experience I have ever had in real estate. He is professional , thoughtful and extremely easy to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending Alex!!!

Steve M

If you are looking for a Real Estate agent/ advisor in Santa Barbara, look no further! Alex Gallop is your guy!! He is not only brilliant regarding the Santa Barbara Real estate market, he is kind and considerate. He will always go the extra mile for you!! Always!! Our family loves him!!

Marcella Quirin

We have purchased 2 properties & sold 1 all with Alex & it has been a great experience! As new transplants from the east coast, Alex has gone above & beyond for us & it has been a pleasure having him represent us.

Janine van der Westhuizen

Alex Gallop, has gone above and beyond to ensure I find what I am looking for when purchasing a home. He is an exceptional Realtor with admirable drive and persistence ! Thank you Alex for all the effort and dedication.

Maddie Bramel

Alex is absolutely awesome! He was on top of everything and helped us out through every part of the process.

Matt Mazza

Alex is one of a kind! Without him we would not be in our beautiful new home. We are so thankful that he was our agent. As first time buyers in Santa Barbara it can be very tough but with Alex’s expertise, and confidence in us we felt at ease through this whole process and were able to secure our dream home. As a life long local I wouldn’t recommend anyone else but Alex Gallop for all of your real estate needs. He is the best there is!

Dorrien Schuyler

Alex is truly a gem in Santa Barbara real estate! His expertise and genuine investment in his clients makes him an incredible agent to work with. Alex helped us navigate a tough housing market and land the home of our dreams!!! He was patient, insightful and always made us feel like we were in excellent hands. We feel so lucky to have found him. Could not recommend him enough!!!

Samantha Hubball

Alex was exceptional throughout the entire process of selling our first home. His attention to detail and thoughtfulness of our wants/needs made everything seamless. He listened to our expectations and strategized the best approach to our listing. Alex's proactive work ethic took the stress off our shoulders and left us beyond happy with the outcome, especially in such a competitive sellers market. I wouldn't recommend anyone else!

Jessica Todey


1290 Coast Village Road,

Santa Barbara, CA 93108