SUMMERLAND  See-Properties150

A sort of Bohemian soul is manifest in the relaxed, beach-friendly lifestyle of Summerland, a former religious colony and one-time mini-oil boom town immediately south of Montecito and Santa Barbara. Once hosting over a dozen producing oil wells as well as soap and cigar factories, the quaint town’s main street, Lillie Avenue, is now home to an enticing array of unique shops featuring antiques and designer accoutrements destined for the finest homes in L.A., Montecito and Santa Barbara.

This laid-back town of only 1,500 residents also offers flip-flop and family-friendly restaurants, and a beautiful beach-side park complete with expansive lawns, play areas and direct access to the beach. Summerland is home to artists, writers and part-time residents seeking a cozy cottage or spacious getaway nestled on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands.