Summerland

A quaint hillside community with a small-town feel.
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Summerland Real Estate

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. Contact our premier Summerland real estate agent for more information about properties in this highly desirable area.

 

What to Love

  • Charming small-town feel
  • Unique shopping opportunities
  • Convenient location near Montecito and Carpinteria
  • Incredible views of the Pacific Ocean

People & Lifestyle

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. 

 

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

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.

 

Things to Do

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!

 

Schools

Summerland students attend schools within the Carpinteria Unified School District. Schools located within Summerland include:

  • Summerland Elementary School

 

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Overview for Summerland, CA

582 people live in Summerland, where the median age is 68.2 and the average individual income is $106,452. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

582

Total Population

68.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$106,452

Average individual Income

Around Summerland, CA

There's plenty to do around Summerland, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
14
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Rincon Mountain Winery Tasting Room, Lost & Found Cafe, and Whistle Club.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.44 miles 32 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.41 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.07 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.42 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.25 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.6 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Summerland, CA

Summerland has 351 households, with an average household size of 1.66. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Summerland do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

582

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

68.2

Median Age

51.89 / 48.11%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
351

Total Households

1.66

Average Household Size

$106,452

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Summerland, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Summerland. 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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Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Summerland Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available

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