The real stars of Montecito are its natural assets, including the pristine Butterfly Beach, tree-lined streets with homes hidden behind leafy hedges and a picture-perfect climate. The residents who live here treasure its quiet elegance, close proximity to upscale shops, fine-dining establishments and unspoiled outdoor spaces.
The Neighbors: A broad range of residents new and old looking to get away from it all.
What to Expect: Lots of privacy and homes with plenty of old-world charm.
The Lifestyle: Undisturbed time at home and peaceful strolls through the Upper and Lower Villages.
The Market: Luxurious gated-estates typically on lots that are 1⁄2 acre or larger.
You'll Fall in Love With: The casual interactions between locals and celebrities and the unrivaled seclusion.
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.
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