Southern Santa Barbara offers diverse and beautiful real estate. From Goleta to Carpinteria the area contains natural beauty, amazing views, incredible climate, great outdoors for active lifestyles, friendly neighborhoods, or secluded privacy. And each area is unique and has their own feel and life. If you need some help determining what is the best area for you, I would be happy to help.
Carpinteria is a hidden gem, a kind of throw back to days gone by. The small beach community offers some of the most affordable homes in the area and conversely some of the most expensive beach property off of Padaro Lane. The casual downtown and beautiful safe beaches are located in close proximity to most of the residential areas. It is very common to see many residents walking the area, out at parks and of course on the beach. In addition, the area has rich agricultural land with great homes. I am privileged to call Carpinteria home and thankful for all that it gives my family.
Summerland is a hillside beach community offering some spectacular views. The community is smaller and offers a quaint downtown with antiques stores, boutique shopping and a few restaurants. The homes are terraced along the hillside facing the gorgeous pacific ocean and in the distance on the rolling hills are larger homes and ranches.
Montecito for the most part is understated elegancy. The area is green, lush and private. Most homes are located on private larger parcels and have been custom built over the last century. The architecture is diverse offering classic period homes, to breathtaking newly built estates. There are properties with amazing views and other with peaceful settings. Montecito offers two villages with superb dining and small boutique shopping. And the small scenic beaches are just down the hill. I was thankful to grow up in Montecito and even attend college there.
Santa Barbara offers something for everyone with its bustling downtown, beaches, dining and harbor to name a few things. Its real estate is very diverse, offering incredible view properties on the Riviera, smaller California bungalows downtown and on the West side, classic period homes on the Upper east, and some highly desired neighborhoods in San Roque, Mesa, Upper East, and others. Having lived downtown and loving to eat, I loved to walk out the door for the evening and enjoy a great dinner.
Hope Ranch is secluded among coastal bluffs and rolling hills offering residents a gracious rural life style while being located in close proximity to city conveniences. The area is an enclave of amazing estates as well as the more simple California ranch style living. It’s bordered by the La Cumbre Country Club with its handsome golf course and Lake Laguna Blanca. Within the Ranch, an owner’s Association maintains the many amenities which include miles of bridle trails, private beach facilities, tennis courts and a security patrol.
Goleta or as many residents refer to it as the “good land” is tucked between lush green hillsides. The community is characterized by comfortable single family homes and many highly rated schools. The city offers many recreational activities, hosts some of the largest employers, offers great shopping and is only minutes to Santa Barbara’s downtown.
In 1989 I had the privilege to move into Ennisbrook, back then Las Entradas, and witness the development of Ennisbrook come to life. It was an incredible place to grow up. On the red clay courts, I discovered a love for tennis and can not count how often I frequented the pool & spa. I love the open streets, the beautiful architecture, the overall feel of the community and everything that it offers the residents. With this background and the deep appreciation for how exceptional Ennisbrook is, I am an enthusiastic and informed spokesman for the properties in this community.