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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.


Total Population

49.2 years

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Montecito Real Estate

Montecito is a private and serene community tucked away just east of Santa Barbara. Ranked by Niche as the best place to live in the Santa Barbara area, this town is known for its high quality of life, beachfront location, and upscale shopping and dining options.

Established by Italian settlers in the 1860s, Montecito developed quickly due to its pleasant climate. If you’re looking for a secluded, private estate to call home, Montecito may be the perfect place! Many of the palatial homes feature Italian-influenced architecture, a callback to the area’s roots. Prices for Montecito homes typically reach the millions; properties come with fabulous luxury amenities to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

What to Love

  • Beachfront location
  • Incredible public school system
  • Plentiful shops and restaurants
  • Lots of privacy

People & Lifestyle

Montecito is considered a suburb of Santa Barbara. Still, with the glittering Pacific Ocean in view and properties located a comfortable distance from each other, you won’t have to come face-to-face with your neighbors if you don’t want to.

Many wealthy individuals and celebrities are drawn to Montecito due to a desire for privacy. The luxury homes in Montecito are perfect for relaxing in peace, surrounded by natural beauty. Families with children love the area due to the excellent educational options, and it’s also become popular with retirees looking to enjoy their golden years in a beautiful, sunny place.

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

Head to Coast Village Road for all the best shopping and dining options. This stunning coastal marketplace is home to stylish boutiques like Whistle Club, Maison K, J. McLaughlin, and many more. Enjoy a meal at Coast & Olive, a California cuisine restaurant located inside the historic Montecito Inn, or spend time in the Folded Hills Winery tasting room.

Things to Do

Thanks to Montecito’s fantastic weather, residents can enjoy the great outdoors almost year-round! Temperatures typically stay between 65 and 75 degrees throughout the year, making Montecito the perfect place to enjoy hikes along the Romero Canyon Trailhead. Relax on the pristine sand of Butterfly Beach, or take your dog for a pleasant walk.


Montecito is known for its excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • Montecito Union School: Public, K-6
  • Cold Spring School: Public, K-6
  • Laguna Blanca Lower School: Private college prep school, PK-12
  • Crane Country Day School: Private independent school, K-8
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel School: Private Roman Catholic school, PK-12

Other neighborhoods you might want to check out:

• Santa Barbara
• Hope Ranch
• Goleta
• Carpinteria
• Summerland
• Santa Ynez Valley

Featured Montecito Neighborhoods

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.


Total Population


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45.15 / 54.85%

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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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