The pace of life here is unhurried, and it is easy to see why Montecito has become a desirable second home location for big city dwellers. Whether you’re a famous movie star or curious traveler, you will find Montecito to be truly a lush paradise. Despite its name, “Little Mountain,” you would be challenged to find anything miniscule about Montecito, a community that flanks Santa Barbara to the South. During the 18th century the area amounted to a small Chumash village and a hundred years later it was mostly orchards and farms. But by the 1900’sit began to become what it is today, a neighborhood for the wealthy, with lush landscapes hiding gated mansions and designer homes. This is the place for high-end boutique shopping, many restaurants, and top of the line hotels. July 16th used to be celebrated as “Montecito Day” by the old-time Spanish residents and was always marked by a gala fandango and fiesta at the Lorenzana adobe on Parra Grande Lane.
Price point $800,000 - $30,000,000+