Exuding charm, brimming with homes and estates known for their history, architecture and notable owners, and resting along one of the country’s most beautiful coastlines, Montecito deserves its reputation as a paradise. For many decades the community has been home, or home away from home to corporate tycoons, successful entrepreneurs and celebrities. Today, approximately 10,000 permanent and part-time residents enjoy the pleasures of owning Montecito property.
Extending from a pristine stretch of three contiguous beaches – Butterfly, Hammonds and Miramar – into the foothills of the stunning Santa Ynez Mountains, Montecito offers the epitome of the good life. Upscale shopping, restaurants and galleries populate its Upper Village and Lower Village (along Coast Village Road), and, nearby, Santa Barbara’s amenities are also among its many blessings. Within this 8 square-mile retreat, residences include moderately-sized homes to massive estates, with most offering a level of tranquility and privacy not found in most communities. Visitors can choose either the world-renowned Four Seasons Biltmore Resort or the recently and impeccably renovated exclusive San Ysidro Ranch.
Montecito’s two public and five private schools, as well as its private Westmont College are ranked among the finest learning institutions in California. In addition to its beautiful beaches, Montecito offers two public parks, three private golf courses and a private tennis club.