Montecito


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WORLD-CLASS, SERENE, BEAUTIFUL

Nestled amid lush gardens and tree-line lanes, beside pristine stretches of coastline and historic architectural grandeur, lies this world-class community a mere breath away from of Santa Barbara.

Montecito’s historical and colorful past dates back as far as the late 1700’s. From its early beginnings, the mild climate and natural beauty drew a variety of residents from indigenous people of the Chumash tribe and agricultural pioneers to some of the countries wealthiest families. Only a short ninety-minute drive from Los Angeles, today, Montecito has become a welcome retreat for Hollywood’s elite and those seeking a slower pace and an escape from the web of Southern California freeways. Generations of locals just know it as a remarkable place to home.

With beautiful coastal beaches stretched out below the majestic backdrop of the Santa Ynez mountains, the scenic surroundings of Montecito are vast, offering a variety of beauty, recreation, and any lifestyle imaginable. Properties in Montecito command a high value, with a level of sophistication and grandeur fitting this established coastal sanctum.  Grand gated estates, many designed by renown architects like George Washington Smith and Edwards & Plunkett reside in harmony with smaller homes in respected neighborhoods, each with unique flavor and appeal. For those seeking more anonymity, the exclusive gated communities of Innisbrook, Birnam Wood, and Bonneymead feature the watchful eye of guarded entries and gracious luxury living.

Good quality schools, both public and private, dot the Montecito map. Montecito Union and Cold Springs elementary schools are among the finest schools in California. Crane Country Day School (K-8) and Cate School (9-12) top the private school list. Westmont College is a frontrunner when it comes to collegiate choices – a considerable percentage of the student population are Montecito locals, choosing to live on campus!

With ideal year-round climate, beautiful beaches, and exceptional properties, Montecito is a memorable world-class destination with a welcoming open door to luxury, serene beauty, and the finest quality of life.

UPPER AND LOWER VILLAGES: Two distinctly unique Villages are defined by their own personalities. CLICK for more information about the Upper and Lower Villages, as well as  “Shandra’s Favorites”.