A coastal sanctuary of laid-back luxury and tight-knit community spirit.

Welcome to Carpinteria

Welcome to Carpinteria, a beachy haven where the pace of life slows down and a tight-knit community spirit thrives. Nestled along the breathtaking coastline, this charming town exudes a laid-back luxury that instantly captivates. Discover a world where golden sands meet the gentle waves of the Pacific Ocean and where the warmth of the community envelops you.
Carpinteria embraces its coastal identity with open arms, offering residents and visitors a beachy escape like no other. The town's picturesque beauty and small-town charm create a soothing and inviting atmosphere. Experience the true essence of a coastal lifestyle, where relaxation and sophistication seamlessly intertwine.

What to Love

  • Easy access to shops and restaurants on vibrant Linden Avenue
  • Carpinteria State Beach and world famous Rincon surf spot
  • A strong sense of community and a low-key lifestyle

Local Lifestyle

Immerse yourself in the laid-back luxury of Carpinteria, a town that feels like a hidden gem reminiscent of Santa Barbara's charm from half a century ago. The downtown area, particularly Linden Ave, retains its local mom-and-pop shops, creating an authentic atmosphere that invites a sense of community. Carpinteria is home to many multi-generational families, where great-grandparents once lived in town, and now their descendants continue the family legacy along the pristine beaches. The result is a close-knit community that fosters lasting connections and a genuine sense of belonging.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Carpinteria offers many dining and entertainment options that cater to every palate and desire. Begin your day at Pacific Health Foods, a grocery store with an exceptional juice bar. Savor their fresh and refreshing juices, crafted with care to nourish and delight.
For a taste of Carpinteria's rich history, head to Esaus, a cherished breakfast spot serving the community since 1939. Located near the beach, Esaus offers a timeless ambiance and delicious meals that transport you to a bygone era.
Indulge in the ultimate beachfront experience at Padaro Beach Grill. With its prime location on Santa Claus Beach, this establishment provides a unique setting where adults can enjoy a delectable meal while the kids stay entertained in the designated sandpit. Covered in sand from the beach? No problem! All seating is outside, allowing you to embrace the casual and carefree coastal vibe.
For a delightful plant-based culinary adventure, visit The Good Plow. Founded by a local Carpinteria family, this restaurant showcases a menu predominantly focused on plant-based options that are as delicious as they are nourishing.
Surf enthusiasts should stop at Rincon Designs, a renowned surf shop on Linden Ave. Explore their wide selection of high-quality boards and stylish apparel, ensuring you have everything you need to hit the waves in style.
Complete your Carpinteria experience with a visit to Lucky Llama, a coffee shop and acai bowl haven founded by a Carpinteria local. Discover their carefully crafted coffee creations and savor the delightful flavors that epitomize the spirit of the town.

Things to Do

Don't miss the annual Avocado Festival, a lively celebration that takes over downtown Carpinteria. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere and indulge in the bounty of this beloved green fruit.
Stay tuned for the upcoming Carpinteria skate park, a thrilling addition to the town's recreational offerings. Skateboarders and enthusiasts can look forward to honing their skills in this exciting new space.
Santa Claus Beach offers lessons and camps through Surf Happens for those seeking a surf adventure. Whether you're a beginner or looking to improve your skills, their experienced instructors will guide you through the waves and help you catch the perfect ride.
Escape into nature at Carpinteria State Beach, a scenic coastal campground that offers a perfect retreat for camping enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of the ocean, breathe in the salty sea air, and create unforgettable memories under the stars.



Overview for Carpinteria, CA

14,900 people live in Carpinteria, where the median age is 41.8 and the average individual income is $48,790.14. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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41.8 years

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Schools in Carpinteria, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Carpinteria. 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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Canalino Elementary
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Demographics and Employment Data for Carpinteria, CA

Carpinteria has 5,597 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Carpinteria do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,900 people call Carpinteria home. The population density is 2,359.9 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.9 / 50.1%

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