Solvang, California is a Danish themed town of about 5,500 that is located about 45 minutes north of Santa Barbara in the Santa Ynez valley. Solvang, with its scenic setting, Danish architecture, wide range of shops and wineries, excellent climates, and festivals and events attracts more than 1,000,000 visitors a year.
Thus in terms of Solvang jobs, they are largely based on the tourism and agriculture industries. Solvang has more than 150 shops including art galleries, antique shops, apparel shops, arts and crafts shops, bakeries, restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfasts, wineries, wine tasting shops, and more. There are also professional services businesses such as dentists, chiropractors, tax preparation, accountants, and several types of medical doctors.
Solvang is also within commuting distance of several larger cities. The Santa Ynez Valley is centrally located in Santa Barbara County. Within 45 minutes of the valley, there is a total population totaling about 400,000.
The Santa Barbara area, with its beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches, has a population of about 150,000. The largest employers in the Santa Barbara area (more than 1,000 employees) are: University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Cottage Health Systems/Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Mission Linen Supply, and Santa Barbara City College. Santa Barbara is close enough that some people live in the Santa Barbara or Govieta area and commute to Solvang for work or vice versa.
The city of Lompoc, which has a population of about 40,000, is 25 minutes west of Solvang. The Vandenberg Air Force Base is a large employer. It is located north and west of Lompoc. The larger city of Santa Maria, with a population of about 95,000 is about 40 minutes north of Solvang. Its largest employers are in government, health care, and agricultural industries.
Farther up the California central coast about 70 minutes north of Solvang is the city of San Luis Obispo, with a population of about 42,000. California Polytechnic State University and Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant are major employers in San Luis Obispo County.
Santa Barbara County is a growing area. It offers California sunshine without the large population and pollution seen in Southern California. It is also fantastic for wineries, beaches, horseback riding, and hiking.
There are a variety of different There are a variety of different Solvang jobs to choose from. Craigslist may be a good resource. You can also learn more about jobs and get information on the Santa Ynez Valley at http://www.santaynezvalley.org.