MONTECITO  See-Properties150

One of the most prestigious and exclusive communities in the United States, Montecito is renowned as a favored residential and vacation retreat of the well-known and the well-heeled. Its impressive, often extraordinary homes and estates include many significant for their history, architecture or notable owners.

From its breathtaking stretch of the Pacific Ocean, to its private estates nestled in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains, this 8-square mile enclave is home to approximately 10,000 year-round and part-time residents. Visitors from all over the world come to enjoy its world-class Four Seasons Biltmore Resort and Spa and the acclaimed San Ysidro Ranch.

Immediately adjacent to Santa Barbara, Montecito hosts two lovely and intimate commercial hubs — Upper Village and Lower Village; each one offering discriminating shops and restaurants. The community’s two public and five private schools, as well as its private Westmont College are ranked among the finest learning institutions in California. In addition to its beautiful beaches, Montecito offers two public parks, three private golf courses and a private tennis club.