Go back to the basics here at Carpinteria, where all you need is sun, sand, and surf. The fact that the city has a fine selection of homes, a polo club, and a vibrant downtown doesn’t hurt either.
This city embodies the California lifestyle like no other place in the state – the beach is always open and the sun never stops shining. Find out what makes this city one of the most sought after enclaves in Santa Barbara County.
Carpinteria, CA: Community Highlights
Soldiers from the 1769 Gaspar de Portola Exhibition named this stunning coastal town “La Carpinteria” for the Chumash who fashioned canoes out of wooden planks on Mishopshno, a settlement on the California coast. The name stuck and the city incorporated in 1965.
Today, it is home to a population of 13,040 (as of the 2010 U.S. Census). Located southeast of the City of Santa Barbara, on the southern coast of Santa Barbara County, it encompasses just 7.3 square miles.
The Pacific Ocean borders Carpinteria to the south while state and city beaches span the length of city.
Carpinteria, CA Real Estate
The housing market consists of single-family homes. Here, you’ll find an array of Spanish Revival, Craftsman, Contemporary, and Nantucket shingle-style homes to your liking. You can also choose from a mix of older and new construction homes.
The most coveted properties are within walking distance of the beach and command fantastic views of the Pacific.
The city’s four constituent neighborhoods include:
- City Center
- Old Town
- Rincon Hill Road
- Toro Canyon
You’ll find gated and non-gated subdivisions throughout the city. A fine example is Sandyland Cove, which has waterfront properties and provides access to Sandyland Cove Beach and Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve.
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Carpinteria, CA Lifestyle
The Carpinteria Unified School District serves residents in Carpinteria and the nearby community of Summerland. Schools under CUSD include:
- Aliso School
- Canalino School
- Family School
- Summerland School
- Carpinteria Middle School
- Carpinteria High School
- Rincon High School
- Foothill High School
Carpinteria is known for its small town atmosphere and its coveted seaside setting. The temperate climate and surrounding beaches encourages outdoor recreation and physical exercise among residents. It is known for having the “Safest Beach in America”.
Popular activities include:
- Horseback riding
- Bird watching
- Nature photography
The city hosts the annual California Avocado Festival every first weekend of October along with other community events that bring people together.
Popular attractions in and around Carpinteria, CA include:
- Santa Barbara Polo Club
- Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
- Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve
- Carpinteria City Beach
- Carpinteria State Beach
- Carpinteria Bluffs
- Wardholme Torrey Pine
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