The Santa Barbara beach town of your dreams.
Located close to Montecito is the vibrant and tranquil city of Carpinteria, a surfer’s paradise on the banks of the Pacific Ocean. Carpinteria is known for Rincon Point, its famous surfing area, and some incredible luxury homes.
Homes in Carpinteria range from sprawling ranch homes with upgraded amenities to stunning hillside mansions that provide views of the glittering Pacific Ocean. Of course, there are plenty of oceanfront luxury homes available just steps from the beach! With exciting amenities like a polo club and lots of local shopping and dining, you’ll never be bored in Carpinteria.
Compared to other parts of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria is mellow and laid-back but still maintains a vibrant beach community atmosphere. This is a somewhat off-the-beaten-track area where people can come to relax; beaches in Carpinteria are lovely and far less crowded than others in the area.
Families love Carpinteria’s charming neighborhoods and beaches, especially since the town has a heavy focus on health and wellness. Carpinteria has long been an enclave for surfers, and it’s also a famous residence for artists attracted to the area’s stunning beauty.
Carpinteria is an incredibly walkable town, making strolling to a neighbor’s home or browsing local shops an exciting possibility. There’s also a Seaside Shuttle to help you explore everything this charming little town has to offer. In recent years, Carpinteria has grown to include some great restaurants; grab classic burgers and milkshakes at the Spot, dine at historic 1912 steakhouse the Palms, or enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Worker Bee Cafe. Lucky Llama is a great place to enjoy a cold brew coffee with friends.
With gentle waves, Carpinteria City Beach is regarded as the “world’s safest beach,” making this a popular hangout for families with young kids. Get outside and explore the 53-acre Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve. If you’re interested in surfing, you’ll want to check out Rincon Point.
Carpinteria is known for its excellent schools within the Carpinteria Unified School District. Local private educational opportunities include: