Home Price Range: 700,000 - 10,000,000 Condo Price Range: 350,000 - 3,000,000
Elementary School: Aliso, Main, Canalino Junior High: Carpinteria High School: Carpinteria
The epitome of beachy surf town. In fact, if Carpinteria were to go by any other name, it would actually be called Beachy Surf Town. Bubbling over with small town charm, Carpinteria woos folks with its laid back vibes and super relaxed atmosphere. There are a number of diverse neighborhoods in the city which lends itself to a friendly, diverse community. You can find everything from small condominiums to large seaside estates.
People move here for the beach lifestyle. They move here either because they work in Santa Barbara and they commute due to the cheaper cost of living, or they are hypnotized by the crisp and persistent crashing waves that rock the beaches of Carpinteria. Carp, as most people call it, is known for being home to Rincon Beach. Carpinteria is a smaller city where many residents live their entire lives. So, many people tend to know each other and it is a friendly atmosphere.
Downtown Carpinteria is a clip right out of a movie. With just a few stoplights and tons of fun restaurants, boutiques, and surf shops, the laid back lazy days attitude is hard to deny. So adjust your lifestyle accordingly, at least for the time being, and soak up the sun with style. In the past few years, the quality of the eateries and entertainment in Carpinteria have increased greatly and now boast microbreweries and fine dinning.
The homes here are more affordable than next door neighbors Santa Barbara and Montecito. Enjoy the small town vibe here with families that have passed down homes from generation to generation. The Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club is here in Carpinteria and is one of the country’s premier equestrian polo fields. Another notable fact about Carpinteria, the California Avocado Festival is held here every first weekend in October. So although it’s small, big things are happening here in this coastal community called Carpinteria.