Exquisite luxury living in a private and affluent enclave.

Welcome to Montecito

Welcome to Montecito, an exclusive and prestigious neighborhood nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of Santa Barbara County. Prepare to be enchanted by this exceptional community's affluent charm, privacy, and quaint allure. Montecito is renowned for its incredible properties, where architectural marvels seamlessly blend with the stunning natural surroundings. Immerse yourself in a world of opulence and sophistication, where every corner holds the promise of unparalleled luxury.
As you enter Montecito, you'll be captivated by its timeless elegance and refined ambiance. This secluded paradise offers the utmost privacy, allowing you to indulge in a lifestyle of tranquility and serenity. Explore the picturesque streets lined with amazing properties, each more exquisite than the last. Discover the true meaning of luxury as you embark on a journey through Montecito's meticulously manicured landscapes, embracing the epitome of refined living.

What to Love

  • Highly regarded elementary schools
  • World-class real estate featuring historic architecture and exotic settings
  • Casually elegant lifestyle that blends luxury and privacy

Local Lifestyle

Montecito presents a world where time seems to stand still, offering a respite from the bustling pace of everyday life. One of the distinctive features of this luxurious neighborhood is the absence of traffic lights, replaced by hand-carved wooden signs, adding a touch of elegance and nostalgia.
The Upper Village preserves a sense of quaintness with its full-service gas station, a rare find in such an affluent area. Indulge in the charm of locally-owned restaurants and boutiques, adding an intimate touch to your shopping and dining experiences. The pristine beaches of Montecito continue to enchant visitors, inviting them to bask in the glorious coastal serenity. And, of course, the properties and architecture are unparalleled, representing the epitome of luxury and timeless beauty.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Prepare to embark on an extraordinary culinary journey through Montecito's dining and entertainment scene. Begin your exquisite experience at Lucky's Steakhouse, an iconic destination renowned for its exceptional dining experience. From perfectly aged steaks to delectable seafood, every dish is crafted with precision and served with elegance, ensuring a memorable and luxurious meal.
Embrace the world of exquisite craftsmanship at Silverhorn, a jeweler that captures the essence of sophistication and beauty. Their stunning collection showcases the finest diamonds and gemstones, expertly crafted into timeless works of art. Indulge in the brilliance and allure of Silverhorn's jewelry, elevating your style to new heights.
For wine enthusiasts, Montecito Gourmet is a haven of delight. With an exceptional selection of wines from around the world, their knowledgeable sommeliers are ready to guide you through the finest vintages. Discover the perfect pairing for any occasion, immersing yourself in the refined flavors and aromas of Montecito Gourmet.
Treat yourself to a sensational sandwich experience at Liquor and Wine Grotto, where you'll find an incredible selection of sandwiches accompanied by a knowledgeable staff ready to assist you. Each bite is a symphony of flavors, creating a culinary masterpiece that will satisfy even the most discerning palate.

Things to Do

Experience the enchantment of Halloween on Ghost Village Road, where businesses invite trick-or-treaters to indulge in a delightful candy pilfering adventure. While Montecito's private estates usually make traditional trick-or-treating impossible, this event offers a charming alternative, complete with treats from places like Jeannine's.
Escape into the realm of natural beauty at Lotusland, a stunning garden that captivates visitors with its exceptional displays of plants and flowers. Membership grants access to this paradise, allowing you to immerse yourself in the serenity and tranquility of the gardens.
For an unforgettable dining experience, indulge in a dinner at the San Ysidro Ranch. Whether you choose the refined atmosphere of The Stonehouse or the alfresco charm of Plow & Angel, you'll be treated to an extraordinary meal surrounded by the resort's enchanting beauty. For the ultimate experience, consider staying the night in one of the charming cottages, fully immersing yourself in the luxurious ambiance of San Ysidro Ranch.
Join the vibrant neighborhood celebration at the 4th of July Parade, which winds through Montecito and concludes at Manning Park. It's the perfect occasion to mingle with neighbors, enjoy the festive atmosphere, and create cherished memories before the fireworks illuminate the night sky.


Overview for Montecito, CA

8,494 people live in Montecito, where the median age is 49.2 and the average individual income is $117,908. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.2 years

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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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Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School
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Demographics and Employment Data for Montecito, CA

Montecito has 3,207 households, with an average household size of 2.3. 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. 8,494 people call Montecito home. The population density is 925.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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45.15 / 54.85%

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With over 20 years of experience in the Santa Barbara real estate market, our trusted team of experts features two UCSB alumni and one Montecito native. We excel by employing proven marketing strategies and negotiation skills, putting clients in advantageous positions. By tailoring custom plans focused on each client’s needs and goals, we surpass expectations and foster lasting relationships. Our dedication ensures success for clients in the competitive Santa Barbara real estate landscape.