Known for its great surfing and laid-back atmosphere, Carpinteria is a quaint beach town that blends the best of California coastal living with local culture. The downtown area runs along Linden Avenue and offers plenty of funky little shops and great restaurants while the nearby Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club adds an air of elegance and sophistication.
The Neighbors: Up-and-coming professionals, new and longtime residents.
What to Expect: A slower-paced lifestyle that celebrates the surfing culture.
The Lifestyle: Low-key days spent mostly outdoors, quiet nights.
The Market: Mid-century single-family homes, condos and beach bungalows.
You'll Fall in Love With: The small-town feel and the beach lifestyle.
Carpinteria’s popular beach is actually two contiguous stretches of sand, Carpinteria City Beach and Carpinteria State Beach & Park, and is a major attraction providing residents and visitors alike a vast playground offering sun, sand and surf. Almost a dozen public parks and a community pool are popular as well.