At a Glance



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.


What to Expect


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.




+ Public Schools

Cold Spring Elementary School

2243 Sycamore Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
805 969 2678

Montecito Union School

385 San Ysidro Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
805 969 3249

Cleveland Elementary School

123 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
805 963 8873

+ Private Schools

Crane Country Day School

1795 San Leandro Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
805 969 7732

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Elementary School

530 Hot Springs Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
805 969 5965

Laguna Blanca Lower School

260 San Ysidro Rd
Montecito, CA 93108
805 695 8143