Carpinteria is home to 15,000 residents, and is a best kept secret of a select bevvy of in-the-know visitors who see the close-knit community as a delightful refuge. Relaxed, charming and exuding a small town ambiance, it is a fine place to live and a pleasant place to spend a lazy day exploring its diverse selection of restaurants, shops and other small businesses, as well as an expansive beach. With its economy incorporating residential, agricultural, business and tourist endeavors, Carpinteria is a vibrant and truly self-sustaining community. Its residential choices include a mix of modest bungalows, beachside condominiums and multi-million dollar estates.
The contiguous Carpinteria City Beach and Carpinteria State Beach & Park run the entire breadth of the town and create a year-round playground for children and adults alike. In addition to these beautiful beaches, the community hosts almost a dozen public parks and a popular community pool.
Education is important in this family-friendly town, and residents are proud and supportive of their Carpinteria Unified School District and two prestigious private schools – Cate and Pacifica Graduate Institute.