Relaxed and charming small town ambiance makes this close-knit community of approximately 15,000 people a great place to call home and a delightful place to visit.
Unlike other towns of its size that must rely on a single enterprise — such as residential, agricultural, business or tourist endeavors — Carpinteria incorporates all of these things to maintain its place as a vibrant and truly self-sustaining community.
Its charming downtown core offers a diverse selection of restaurants, shops and small businesses, while its residential choices fill the spectrum, from modest bungalows, to beachside condominiums and multi-million dollar estates.
Running the entire length of the town, Carpinteria’s versatile and much-loved beach is a true year-round playground for children and adults alike. Actually two contiguous beaches – Carpinteria City Beach and Carpinteria State Beach & Park – the expanse of sun, sand and surf offers something for everyone. In addition to its beautiful beach, the community is home to nearly a dozen public parks and a wonderful community pool.
Balancing recreation with education, Carpinteria is proud of the schools in its respected Carpinteria Unified School System, and hosts two prestigious private schools – Cate and Pacifica Graduate Institute.
A Bohemian soul is manifest in the relaxed, beach-friendly lifestyle of this former religious colony and one-time mini-oil boomtown immediately south of Montecito and Santa Barbara.
Once hosting over a dozen producing oil wells as well as soap and cigar factories, the quaint town’s main street, Lillie Avenue, is now home to an enticing array of unique shops featuring antiques and designer accoutrements destined for the finest homes in L.A., Montecito and Santa Barbara.
This laid-back town of only 1,500 residents also offers flip-flop and family-friendly restaurants, and a beautiful beachside park complete with expansive lawns, play areas and direct access to the beach. Summerland is home to artists, writers and part-time residents seeking a cozy cottage or spacious getaway nestled on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands.