Carpinteria, perfectly placed between a horizon of mountains and the gleaming Pacific Ocean, is a small oceanside city located just 10 minutes south of Santa Barbara. This quaint beach town of approximately 15,000 people is a little piece of coastal paradise with a small town atmosphere. Dozens of antique stores, small shops and cafes are clustered along the main street of Carpinteria, which ends directly on to one of the safest and most beautiful beaches in California. This south-facing beach is also home to a world destination surfing area off Rincon Point.
With a mild Mediterranean climate, that is never too hot or too cold, recreational activities such as surfing, biking, swimming, hiking, kayaking, and running can be done year-round. Carpinteria boasts wonderful parks and campgrounds. The Bluffs State park is one of the most cherished spots in the community--not just for its plunging cliffs and breathtaking views, but it is also home to a seal and sea lion rookery. The Carpinteria Salt Marsh is one of the largest and most ecologically important coastal estuaries in California.
Carpinteria is also home to many nurseries and orchards which dot the landscape with greenhouses and neatly planted rows of fruit trees. Many of the nurseries are open to the public and offer a tremendous variety of fresh flowers, plants and trees. The Santa Barbara Polo club with world-class polo matches is also located in Carpinteria.
Carpinteria real estate offers a wide range of possibilities-- from a small $350,000 condominium to multi-million dollar beach-front estates and hillside ranches.
Come and experience the blue skies, warm summers and cool ocean breezes of Carpinteria where everyone is family.