Summerland is a hidden gem tucked between Montecito and Carpinteria. This small, rustic seaside town is known for its antique stores and fun and funky art galleries and cafes. Situated on the hills overlooking the ocean, Summerland is a great spot for those with a bohemian spirit.
The Neighbors: Mix of older residents, artists and beach lovers.
What to Expect: Sleepy beach community livened up by weekend tourists.
The Lifestyle: Long walks on the beach and leisurely lunches at the local café.
The Market: Eclectic mix of all styles imaginable, there is something here for everyone.
You'll Fall in Love With: The breathtaking views and picturesque community.
Immediately adjacent to the wealthy enclave of Montecito, Summerland maintains the more laid-back, flip-flop friendly atmosphere of a small California beach town.
At various times, history saw the community as a religious community, roughneck mini-oil boom and cigar factory location and Bohemian retreat. Today, Lillie Avenue, the town’s main street, hosts an assortment of unique shops featuring antiques and designer accoutrements, and is a popular stop for visitors from throughout Southern California on their way to or from Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Wine Country. The peaceful village of only 1,500 residents also offers family-friendly restaurants and a beachside park offering spacious lawns, play areas and access to the sand and waves. Summerland homes host artists, writers and part-time residents and range from cozy cottages to spacious getaways nestled on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands.
For more information about Summerland, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summerland,_California