Montecito

Tucked discretely behind hedges and surrounded by lush exotic gardens.

Welcome to Montecito

Cradled between the mountains and the sea, oak-studded Montecito with its Mediterranean climate, majestic mountains, and blue Pacific, has been the home to the rich and famous since the early 1900s.
 
Located just 2 miles from downtown Santa Barbara, Montecito is known for its legacy of historic mansions and expansive estates tucked discretely behind hedges and surrounded by lush exotic gardens. Montecito boasts two quaint shopping areas, Upper and Lower Village, where strollers will delight in the mix of fine galleries, high-end boutiques, and excellent restaurants.
 
For the social-minded and sports enthusiast, Montecito has a bounty to offer. There are three private country clubs The Valley Club, Birnamwood Country Club, and Montecito Country Club with world-class golf courses, tennis, swimming, and a myriad of social activities. For the serious tennis player, Knollwood Tennis Club has long been the local’s favorite. Beach lovers enjoy Montecito’s Coral Casino with its Jr. Olympic pool, cabanas, and restaurants overlooking Blue Pacific and Butterfly Beach. Just down from the Casino, Hammond’s Beach offers some of the best surfing in California. The numerous mountain hiking trails in Montecito are famous for their breathtaking views and spectacular waterfalls.
 
Montecito -full of beauty and grandeur-offers many varied options for residential living. Choose from large estates on manicured acres, hidden cottages on tree-lined lanes, or easy-care condominiums just steps from the beach. Come to Montecito-you will never want to leave.

Overview for Montecito, CA

11,097 people live in Montecito, where the median age is 53.9 and the average individual income is $117,294. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,097

Total Population

53.9 years

Median Age

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$117,294

Average individual Income

Around Montecito, CA

There's plenty to do around Montecito, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

10
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
3
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Renegade Wines, Whistle Club, and Frankie Mecono Personal Training.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.61 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.28 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.15 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.73 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.87 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.73 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Montecito, CA

Montecito has 4,536 households, with an average household size of 2.2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Montecito do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,097 people call Montecito home. The population density is 398.34 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,097

Total Population

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

53.9

Median Age

47.53 / 52.47%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,536

Total Households

2.2

Average Household Size

$117,294

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Montecito, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Montecito. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
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