Much like Santa Barbara, Montecito experiences the same Mediterranean climate due to Montecito’s proximity to the ocean. Montecito has many great schools such as the Cold Spring School, Montecito Union, Laguna Blanca Lower, and The Crane Country Day School. Montecito is also home to the well-known private college Westmont. For those looking for a more secluded and private life of luxury, then Montecito may be 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.