A quaint hillside community with a small-town feel.
The charming seaside community of Summerland boasts a small but close-knit population. Tucked neatly between Carpinteria and Montecito, Summerland’s prime location makes this small town a popular place to call home.
Summerland is known for its beautiful Pacific Ocean and Channel Island views, stunning beaches, and excellent shopping opportunities. Today, the town is home to just over 1,500 residents. Homes in the Summerland area are available to suit nearly every family’s needs. From condos to sprawling ranch homes to palatial beachfront estates, there are plenty of exceptional properties to be found here—and almost every home features a stunning view of the ocean.
Summerland is a calm, laid-back, beachy area with plenty of sunshine. The area provides a comfortable small-town feel that residents love, and there are lots of opportunities to spend time with your neighbors and make new friends.
Due to the calm atmosphere and beautiful scenery, Summerland is popular with retirees looking for a pleasant place to relax. The community is also attractive to artists and musicians who hope to be inspired by the town’s stunning views.
Downtown Summerland is filled with fun spots for dining and shopping, including the Summerland Beach Cafe, which can be found inside a Victorian beach house from 1893. Grab a bite to eat at Tinker Burger or enjoy a steak at the Nugget Bar and Grill. More incredible restaurants are located just a short drive up the coast in Montecito. Summerland is also known for its antique shopping, particularly Summerland Antique Collective.
Get outside and enjoy the sunshine at Summerland’s Lookout Park! This is the town’s main park, which features a playground, volleyball courts, picnic tables, and pleasant grassy lawns. Residents also love hiking Toro Canyon Park, 74 wooded acres perfect for walking, biking, and horseback riding. There’s also the award-winning Summerland Winery, which offers a wine club and regular tastings—you can even bring your dog with you!
Summerland students attend schools within the Carpinteria Unified School District. Schools located within Summerland include: