May 22, 2014

Montecito Real Estate

Montecito Real Estate

Looking for real estate in Montecito? Great, you are in the right place and we would love to help you find your next Montecito home.

Montecito California real estate and homes for sale by Louise McKaig real estate agent

Montecito California

Much like Santa Barbara, Montecito experiences the same Mediterranean climate due to Montecito’s proximity to the ocean. The ocean breezes significantly moderate temperatures, resulting in warmer winters and cooler summers. Montecito is one of the most desirable locations in the world for luxury and relaxation, making Montecito real estate some of the most sought after luxury homes on the market.

In the early days of Santa Barbara and Montecito it was inhabited by our Chumash Native Americans for over 10,000 years. Around the 19th century, wealthy people from the east of the United States started to buy land and move into the area. There reason for owning land in Montecito was much the same as it is now. It is very close to Santa Barbara which provides the shops and activities but far enough away to stay secluded and private from everyday life.

Soon after the wooded Montecito hills began to sprout beautiful creations such as marble palaces, picture-book Normandy castles, Cape Cod colonials, and regal English manor houses. USA Today says this about montecito; “That Montecito is a 90-minute drive from Hollywood isn’t lost on the dozens of celebrities that claim this 9-square mile suburb of Santa Barbara as home. Like a trendy restaurant with a line around the block, Montecito could probably fill a waiting list of wealthy people who want to move to its ocean-cooled climate (possibly to live near Oprah). The area is also a retirement destination”

Montecito has great schools. From elementary schools to radiate studies. For younger children Montecito hosts Cold Spring School, and Montecito Union, Laguna Blanca Lower, and The Crane Country Day School. Montecito is also home to well known private college Westmont as well as parts of photography and film school Brooks Insitute, and also Pacifica Graduate Institute.

For those looking for a more secluded and private life of luxury, then Montecito is the place for you. Montecito has nice private schools, country clubs, quaint shops, and quiet lanes that lead to secluded homes, beaches, mountain trails, creeks, and waterfalls. For more information about Montecito make sure you visit You can also find a bit out Montecito on wikipedia. Montecito regularly makes the world’s wealthiest communities lists like Forbes Magazine’s top 25 places to retire rich and America’s most expensive zip codes. For find Santa Barbara homes for sale please use the search engine below or visit one of the many sites like zillow or

If you are interested in finding homes in Montecito please contact Louise McKaig.

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