Carpinteria/Summerland House/PUD Sales
As of December 31, 2018:
39 Active Listings
12 Sales Pending
Median Sales Price: $1,150,000
3.3 Months of Inventory
Affectionately recognized as a relaxed and beach-friendly community possessing a sort of Bohemian soul, Summerland was formerly a religious colony and mini-oil boomtown immediately adjacent to Montecito. The charming town’s main street, Lillie Avenue — once host to producing oil wells, soap and cigar factories — 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.
Summerland’s 1,500 full-time residents include artists, writers and former Los Angeles fast-laners seeking a cozy cottage or spacious getaway nestled on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. The epitome of a relaxed California beach town, Summerland offers its residents and visitors flip-flop and family-friendly restaurants, and a beautiful beachside park complete with expansive lawns, play areas and direct access to the beach. The quaint Summerland Elementary School has a 2012 API score of 945.
Immediately “down coast” from Summerland, Carpinteria is a close-knit town of approximately 15,000 people, a great place to call home and a delightful place to visit. Its planners and residents have incorporated agricultural, residential, light industrial and tourist businesses into a vibrant and truly self-sustaining community. Throughout its diverse neighborhoods, choices of living accommodations fill the spectrum — from modest bungalows, to beachside condominiums and multi-million dollar estates. Downtown, a wide variety of restaurants, shops and small businesses, offer something for everyone.
Two contiguous beaches, Carpinteria City Beach and Carpinteria State Beach & Park, run the entire length of the town and are year-round playgrounds for children and adults alike. There are also nearly a dozen public parks and a popular community pool.
Education is important to the town’s residents who are proud of their Carpinteria Unified School System and two prestigious private schools — Cate and Pacifica Graduate Institute.