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Solvang, commonly referred to as the Danish capital of America, lies in the midst of the Santa Ynez Valley. Founded by Danish educators, the town's skyline is dominated by a windmill and other Dutch architectural replicas evoking poignantly the Old World atmosphere. Charming shops displaying imported European ware and collectibles welcome passerbys, and wonderful Solvang real estate is inviting for the residents of Solvang. The pleasant flower-lined streets, inviting for a casual stroll, are infused with the smell of chocolates and pastries that drift out of open doors. Horse drawn carriages are available for those desiring to tour the city in comfort and family bicycles are offered for those seeking a more physical alternative.