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Guadalupe is located in Santa Barbara County, on the Central California coast near the famous Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes. As of the census of 2010, there were 7,080 people residing in the city. The city was established in 1840 and incorporated on August 3, 1946. California’s Pacific Coast Highway, California Highway 1, runs right through the downtown of Guadalupe. Guadalupe is an attractive home for families, providing safe and affordable neighborhoods, excellent restaurants, good schools and a friendly environment.

The City of Guadalupe was privileged to be featured in the popular TV series “California Gold”, starring Huell Howser. Chapman University has established an on-line archive of all the episodes in the series, including the one featuring the City. You can view the episode here.

We hope you will visit us soon!


The City of Guadalupe is home to the Juda Baca Guadalupe Murals Project.  Developed around 1990, with funding support from the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, the Guadalupe Murals Project was intended to remind citizens of the rich history of the city of Guadalupe. The murals were originally installed at City Hall, but were removed to prevent increasing exposure to the elements. Now the murals are again on public display at City Hall.  For more information on these beautiful murals, and to view the murals, please click here.