Renowned as a year-round and vacation retreat for some of the world’s wealthiest business, entertainment and literary professionals, Montecito is brimming with extraordinary homes and estates. Many of them are significant for their history, architecture and notable owners – both past and present. Even most of the smaller residences, including cottages and bungalows, are stylish and impeccably maintained.

Approximately 10,000 year-round and part-time residents occupy this 8 square-mile enclave adjacent to Santa Barbara and stretching from beautiful beaches such as Butterfly, Hammonds and Miramar, to the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains. A steady stream of international visitors enjoy Montecito’s acclaimed Four Seasons Biltmore Resort and Spa and the famous San Ysidro Ranch.

Two charming and intimate commercial hubs, the Upper Village and Lower Village, offer discriminating shops and restaurants. Two public and five private schools, and private Westmont College are ranked among the finest learning institutions in California. The enclave offers two public parks, three private golf courses and a private tennis club.

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Montecito Market Statistics

12/01/2016 - 02/31/17

Montecito saw a median price change of -38.89% for February 2017 vs February 2016.   

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Note: the data and statistics below are provided by CORT, deemed reliable but not guaranteed.


February 2017 Median Sold Price
February 2016 Median Sold Price
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February 2017 - Montecito
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Total Listing Volume