Welcome to Montecito

The old-world charm of Montecito (Little Woods) brings people from all over the globe to live and vacation in the historic estates, private residences beachfront homes and everything in between that make up this understated yet well-known beach and mountain community.
Italian settlers who thought the area reminiscent of Italy directly influenced Montecito’s idyllic look and built farms and gardens similar to those they left behind. At the end of the 19th century, wealthy tourists from the East and Midwest began to purchase land and build some of the finer estates we see today.
Many a celebrity and corporate leaders have called Montecito home, or at the very least have had a wedding or weekend escape here. It is home to the beautiful Four Seasons Baltimore Hotel on Butterfly Beach, and the historic San Ysidro Ranch where John and Jackie Kennedy honeymooned.
The upper and lower villages of this culturally rich town offer wonderful restaurants and boutiques, as well as two highly sought-after public elementary schools, and with a population of just over 10,000 Montecito deserves its reputation as a true paradise.

Overview for Montecito, CA

9,638 people live in Montecito, where the median age is 32 and the average individual income is $35,973. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

32 years

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Around Montecito, CA

There's plenty to do around Montecito, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Tres Fuegos Cocina, Prepared With Purpose, and Selah Groove Creative Arts & Enrichment Academy.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.66 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.29 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.04 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.91 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.23 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.68 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Montecito, CA

Montecito has 2,478 households, with an average household size of 4. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Montecito do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,638 people call Montecito home. The population density is 10,317.049 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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51.87 / 48.13%

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Schools in Montecito, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Montecito. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Muraoka (Saburo) Elementary
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9th - 12th

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