Colored by many gardens throughout the area.

Welcome to Montecito

Montecito, located only minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, has long been known as a verdant retreat. It features a rural, residential atmosphere and is colored by many gardens throughout the area. Its green hills are home to luxurious, expansive homes and estates. These homes typically feature mission-styles built with stucco, verandas, and patios that all draw one's attention to the breathtaking outdoors, so integral to the Southern Californian lifestyle. The temperate climate encourages a whole host of popular outdoor activities, such as biking, hiking, riding horses, and sea kayaking.
Since the late 1800s, people have come here for the sheer beauty of the land. In Spanish, Montecito means "little mountain," and it is this community's setting on hills overlooking the ocean that contributes to its character. Montecito Inn, built by Charlie Chaplin, once catered to a Hollywood crowd towards the beginning of the century. Today, Montecito is still home to many artists, writers, and screen and songwriters. The Montecito area also features a number of high-tech industries, including computer and electronic companies.
For those with young children, the Montecito Union and Cold Spring Schools have classes for levels K-6. There is also an independent, four-year college preparatory boarding school nearby.

Overview for Montecito, CA

8,494 people live in Montecito, where the median age is 49.2 and the average individual income is $117,908. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

49.2 years

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Around Montecito, CA

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

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Destination Vine, Meritage Wine Market - Santa Barbara, and Get Hooked Seafood.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.85 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.48 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.14 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.9 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.86 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.95 miles 64 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Montecito, CA

Montecito has 3,207 households, with an average household size of 2.3. 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. 8,494 people call Montecito home. The population density is 925.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

45.15 / 54.85%

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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.
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K - 8th
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Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School
PreK - 8th
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K - 6th
K - 6th

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