Just south of Montecito you'll discover the peaceful seaside city of Carpinteria. Real estate offerings here include everything from condos to beachfront estates to sprawling ranches and elegant hillside villas with remarkable ocean views.  It is easy to get caught up in the laidback feel of the community and the naturally beautiful surroundings.

Carpinteria is a little piece of coastal paradise with a splendid natural setting that still possesses a very desirable small-town charm. Dozens of antique stores, small shops and cafes are clustered along the main street of Carpinteria, which ends directly on to one of the safest beaches in all of California. Carpinteria also notably harbors the historic Santa Barbara Polo Club, one of the oldest in the United States.