MONTECITO

A historical haven for the well-heeled, Montecito has been a favorite destination for the affluent and distinguished for over 100 years.

Welcome to Montecito

Nestled between Santa Barbara to the west, Santa Ynez foothills to the north, Summerland and Carpinteria to the east, Montecito is a bastion of luxury for the privileged. Approximately 10,000 year-round and part-time residents live here. From the famous Rincon Point and Fernald Point surf breaks to the lush private estates of the foothills, Montecito Spanish for “little woods” is full of mystique, grandeur and beauty.
 
A historical haven for the well-heeled, Montecito has been a favorite destination for the affluent and distinguished for over 100 years, earning a reputation as one of the most coveted beachside communities in California.
 
This wooded enclave has drawn visitors from across the United States, Europe and Asia as far back as the early 1900s, when celebrities, business moguls and royalty arrived to enjoy the many benefits of the hydrothermal baths at the local hot springs. Drawn to Montecito’s effortless and relaxed elegance, many returned to build large and lavish estates here, which became their primary or secondary home. Today, visitors arrive from all over the world to holiday at the Four Seasons Biltmore Resort and Spa, the San Ysidro Ranch, or the Rosewood Miramar Beach Hotel.
 
Besides Montecito’s natural beauty and breathtaking real estate, this idyllic haven offers a variety of distinctive shopping and gallery experiences in its upper and lower village commercial districts. There are also three private golf courses, a private tennis club and beautiful public parks. Two public and five private schools, and Westmont College, offer some of the finest learning institutions in California.
 
Though famous for its large, historic estates, many valued in the tens of millions of dollars Montecito also offers easy-care condominiums steps from the beach, hidden cottages on tree-shaded lanes, cozy bungalows, and classic ranch-style homes. The pace of life here is unhurried, so Montecito is a desirable second home choice for big city dwellers.
 
PRICE RANGE
  • Condos: $800k – $6 Million
  • Homes and Cottages: $2 – $7 Million
  • Estates: $9 – $20 Million +
  • Oceanfront: $12 – $20 Million +

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Top Ranking Schools

Montecito is home to two of the highest-ranking public elementary schools in California. Click here to find out more about Montecito Union School and Cold Springs Elementary.
 

Health & Fitness

Montecito has some of the most luxurious health clubs to keep your mind and body fit. Both the Montecito Club and the Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club offer unrivaled amenities.
 
But if outdoor hikes are more your thing, click here for a list of some of our favorite Montecito trails.
 

World-class Resorts

Fine Dining

From authentic Italian cuisine to upscale steakhouses or even your favorite comfort food, Montecito’s eclectic restaurant scene offers a tasteful sensation for every palate.


Best Of Montecito Dining

 

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Overview for MONTECITO, CA

10,451 people live in MONTECITO, where the median age is 54.4 and the average individual income is $107,232. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Total Population

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$107,232

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Demographics and Employment Data for MONTECITO, CA

MONTECITO has 4,409 households, with an average household size of 2.12. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in MONTECITO do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,451 people call MONTECITO home. The population density is 490.61 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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45.18 / 54.82%

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2.12

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Schools in MONTECITO, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby MONTECITO. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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PRIVATE
K - 8th
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Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School
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PreK - 8th
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K - 6th
5/5
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K - 6th
5/5

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