Internationally recognized as a favorite vacation and residential retreat of celebrities and business moguls, Montecito is one of the West Coast’s jewels of prestige and exclusivity.
Montecito real estate includes extraordinary homes and world-class Montecito estates recognized for their historical and architectural value as well as for their notable owners.
Home to 10,000 or so fortunate residents, Montecito is an 8 square-mile enclave immediately adjacent to Santa Barbara and nestled between one of California’s most breathtaking stretches of Pacific Ocean and the foothills of the dramatic Santa Ynez Mountains. Privileged visitors from around the country and the world retreat to and relax at Montecito’s renowned Four Seasons Biltmore Resort and Spa and the toney San Ysidro Ranch.
The community’s residents and visitors also enjoy its two intimate commercial hubs — Upper Village and Lower Village. Each of them offers discriminating shops, fine galleries and restaurants. Two public and five private schools, as well as private Westmont College, call Montecito home and are ranked among the finest learning institutions in California. Complementing its beautiful beaches and popular hiking trails, the enclave’s two public parks, three private golf courses and private tennis club offer additional recreation options.