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The Carpinteria valley is located in the southeast corner of Santa Barbara county. A once sleepy town, full of flower fields and large agricultural tracts, it is now home to many who were attracted to its location close to Santa Barbara, and home to the World’s Safest Beach!
Carpinteria’s beautiful natural setting and small town charm remain relatively undiscovered. Enjoy the small town pleasures, where tree-shaded streets, parades and craft shows are a big part of its draw. Dozens of antique stores, small shops and restaurants are situated along the main streests of Carpinteria and nearby Summerland, making the area a window shopper’s paradise.
Carpinteria is also home to the world-renowned surfing area off Rincon Point, and a protected sea lion rookery. The flower business still thrives, as do many experimental farms, now gra=owing blueberries, chermoyas and other exotic fruits.
Downtown Carpinteria is now known as Baja Montecito…home to many former Montecito residents, looking for a location with an easier commuting distance to the Los Angeles area.