Blending grand estates, exceptional ocean and mountain views, and a mild sunny climate, the simply unparalleled Pacific coastal community of Montecito is nothing short of irresistible, and Montecito homes are no different. With historic elegance, lush countryside, endless beauty, and approximately eight square miles of hidden neighborhoods and expansive estates, this community has been the destination of choice for celebrities and affluent California buyers for more than a century. Montecito is home to approximately 10,000 residents and 3,000 households and presents myriad amenities and luxuries to both visitors and locals, all while retaining much of its charm and small-town character.
Located just east of Santa Barbara and 90 miles up the coast from Los Angeles, Montecito homes are nestled ideally between the Pacific Ocean and the picturesque foothills known as the Santa Ynez Mountain Range. This ideal location – surrounded by exceptional natural boundaries – allows for little growth or urban sprawl, thus sustaining high property values and a thriving community. It is no wonder why so many affluent buyers, celebrities, politicians, and entrepreneurs continue to turn to Montecito for their primary residences and vacation homes. In fact, at the turn of the century, many of the country’s most influential families were among the first to build estates in Montecito. These families included the Rockerfellers, Carnegies, DuPonts, McCormicks, and Fleishmanns to name a few.
Often considered the crown jewels of the Santa Barbara real estate market, Montecito homes range from small, quaint cottages on smaller lots to guard-gated oceanfront condominiums, sprawling estate homes, exceptional mini-mansions, architecturally stunning properties, and everything in between. Currently the average price of Montecito homes falls in the $1.3 to $2.5 million range, however homes with exceptional views, architecturally significant properties, and lavish oceanfront properties can start around the $3 million mark and can easily exceed $20 million. In fact, a spectacular Montecito estate compound on Cima del Mundo recently closed escrow over list price at $23,500,000. This home offered dramatic mountain views, as well as 5 private acres of land.
There are many reasons why families and professionals are turning to Montecito for their primary and seasonal homes. Here are a few reasons I think you will enjoy the area:
- Montecito is located just minutes from downtown Santa Barbara and 90 miles from Los Angeles.
- Montecito homes are serviced by two of the finest public schools in the country: Cold Spring School and Montecito Union School.
- Endless recreational, social, and cultural activities are available year-round for both residents and visitors of all ages.
- There are three private golf courses in Montecito: Birnam Wood, The Valley Club, and the Montecito Country Club.
- Montecito is a thriving community where endless luxuries, amenities and comforts await you.
Whether you are considering the purchase of Montecito homes, a Santa Barbara ocean view real estate, or any luxury Santa Barbara homes, you’ve come to the right place. Designed with buyers, sellers, and investors in mind, my website will guide you to a wealth of information regarding the community, the real estate market and the services I offer as a Santa Barbara and Montecito real estate professional. Please take a moment to browse the site at your leisure and be sure to view the distinctive properties available to you via the Property Search function of this website.
As a local real estate professional with more than two decades of real estate experience and expertise, I have the knowledge, skill and resources needed to ensure your next real estate transaction is as smooth and successful as possible. Connect with me today to get started in your search or to schedule a consultation regarding your specific real estate needs. I look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming you to the beautiful community of Montecito.