Life In Carpinteria

Situated just 12 miles from Santa Barbara, Carpinteria is a laid-back beach town rich in natural beauty and charm. A cultural hub for festivals, craft shows and parades, “Carp’s” vibe is welcoming and expressive, with many  small artisan shops, restaurants and antique stores lining the main streets of the thriving downtown area.

Carpinteria’s two main festivals, the Rods and Roses Parade and the Avocado Festival, are hugely popular with locals and tourists alike. The area has also become known for its outstanding nurseries that thrive in the fertile Carpinteria Valley under the mild, Mediterranean climate.

But the beaches are the real stars in Carpinteria. Right at the end of Linden Avenue in town, you’ll find Carpinteria State Beach, known as “the World’s Safest Beach,” with gentle surf, clear waters and a soft, sandy shoreline. Just down the street, Sandyland Cove, Sand Point Road and Padaro Lane all lead to more beach access. Rincon Point, a world-renowned surf spot, is very popular with local surfers and a great spot to watch up and coming talent.

Carpinteria is home to about 15,000 residents and offers a variety of housing options, with everything from condos to large estates. Great schools and lots of parks make this exquisite charming town a wonderful choice for young families, with an easy, quick commute to Oxnard, Ventura,  Santa Barbara or Goleta.

Everyday locals get to enjoy the perfect climate, sandy beaches, world renowned surfing spots and mom and pop restaurants, along with weekly farmer’s market, parades and festivals. It’s proximity to the City of Santa Barbara and larger cities such as Los Angeles, makes this beach town a popular place to live for those who desire to spend the end of their busy lifestyle in a quiet town and experience more of a laid back beach lifestyle.