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Santa Barbara Schools are some of the finest schools in the state. From the North County to Carpinteria, our schools pride themselves on community involvement, higher standards and encouraging families to participate in our local area elementary, junior high and High Schools. See links to schools here.
Montecito, located only minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, has long been known as a verdant retreat. It features a rural, residential atmosphere and is colored by many gardens throughout the area. Its green hills are home to luxurious, expansive homes and estates. These homes typically feature mission-styles built with stucco, verandas, and patios that all draw one’s attention to the breathtaking outdoors, so integral to the Southern Californian lifestyle. The temperate climate encourages a whole host of popular outdoor activities, such as biking, hiking, riding horses and sea kayaking.
Since the late 1800’s, people have come here for the sheer beauty of the land. In Spanish, Montecito means “little mountain,” and it is this community’s setting on hills overlooking the ocean that contributes to its character. Montecito Inn, built by Charlie Chaplin, once catered to a Hollywood crowd towards the beginning of the century. Today, Montecito is still home to many artists, writers, and screen and songwriters. The Montecito area also features a number of high-tech industries, including computer and electronic companies.