The beaches and mountain views of beautiful seaside Carpinteria are located just 12 miles east of Santa Barbara. Along its tree-lined streets are a variety of attractive antique stores and specialty shops, as well as sumptuous restaurants. And, of course, there is the oceanfront, which all but makes this town the breathtaking place that it is.
Carpinteria State Beach, a 48-acre park featuring 4,000 feet of beachfront provides for a number of outdoor activities, from swimming and surf-fishing to overnight camping. Beach walking is popular on this incredible stretch, where the average daily temperature is in the 60's to 80's. Or take in a polo match in the area every Sunday from April through October.
The Carpinteria School District supports four elementary schools, one junior high school, and one high school. Within the area there is also an independent, four-year college preparatory boarding school, Cate, which is world renown.
With its sunny, south-facing location and fertile environment, Carpinteria is considered the Flower Growing Capital of the World. Aside from succulents and cacti, dozens of varieties of flowers are grown here in the Carpinteria Valley. For a sample of what the local land has to offer--flowers, as well as fruit and vegetables--visit the weekly Farmers Market.
For more information about Carpinteria, please contact Jason Streatfeild (805)280-9797.