Cradled between the mountains and the sea, oak-studded Montecito with its Mediterranean climate, majestic mountains and blue Pacific, has been the home to the rich and famous since the early 1900’s.
Located just 2 miles from downtown Santa Barbara, Montecito is known for its legacy of historic mansions and expansive estates tucked discretely behind hedges and surrounded by lush exotic gardens. Montecito boasts two quaint shopping areas, Upper and Lower Village, where strollers will delight in the mix of fine galleries, high-end boutiques and excellent restaurants.
For the social-minded and sports enthusiast, Montecito has a bounty to offer. There are three private country clubs—The Valley Club, Birnamwood Country Club, and Montecito Country Club with world-class golf courses, tennis, swimming and a myriad of social activities. For the serious tennis player, Knollwood Tennis Club has long been the local’s favorite. Beach lovers enjoy Montecito’s Coral Casino with its Jr. Olympic pool, cabanas, and restaurants overlooking the blue Pacific and Butterfly beach. Just down from the Casino, Hammond’s beach offers some of the best surfing in California. The numerous mountain hiking trails in Montecito are famous for their breathtaking views and spectacular water falls.
Montecito -full of beauty and grandeur-offers many varied options for residential living. Choose from large estates on manicured acres, hidden cottages on tree lined lanes or easy care condominiums just steps to the beach. Come to Montecito-you will never want to leave.