The tiny seaside village of Montecito was discovered in the early 1900s by some of the most influential families in the United States. Soon, the wooded hills were dotted with magnificent estates such as marble palaces, consisting of picture-book Normandy castles, Italian palazzos, Cape Cod colonials, and regal English manors.
For those seeking private schools, country clubs, quaint shops, and quiet lanes that lead to secluded homes, the beach, and mountain trails, Montecito awaits.
Summerland is a relaxed, small hillside community snuggled on the coast between Carpinteria and Montecito with breathtaking ocean and island views. There are large and small homes, condominiums and ranches.
Summerland is enjoyed by artists and antique collectors, and has several cafes and restaurants, a saloon, beauty salons and wine tasting. Parking and access to Summerland Beach is right off the freeway, making this beach a popular stop for a quick sunset visit.
Carpinteria is a peaceful, seaside village located in the fertile Carpinteria Valley, just south of Montecito. Soak up the sunshine at the beach or simply enjoy the small town pleasures of Carpinteria where tree-shaded streets, parades and craft shows nurture a gentle way of life.
Carpinteria is home to “The World’s Safest Beach.” Carpinteria State Beach Park has wooded groves and 4,000 feet of ocean frontage. It offers overnight camping and the best surf-fishing and tide- pooling for miles around.
You can find a variety of homes, including beach condos, bungalows, and ranches with ocean views.