SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -

A new study shows that several cities in Santa Barbara County are ranked among the top places in the nation where people are mastering the skill of balancing life and work.

The study looked at commute times, work hours each week, and money earned. They found that in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria it takes on average 18-minutes to get to work, and that people spend about 36-hours a week on the job. That puts us at number 18 nationwide where people seem to have a good work-life balance.

To read more on the study:

 http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/2013/best-places-work-life-balance/

NewsChannel 3 Reporter Shirin Rajaee reports.