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Montecito, California consists of a small, prestigious suburb and popular, luxury real estate market for Santa Barbara homes for sale. It occupies a beautiful coastal location, amid a  mild, year round climate. It extends about 3 miles to the east to Summerland. From the ocean,  inland, it extends to the Santa Ynez Mountain Foothills. Montecito CA real estate occupies a back drop of tree and shrub-lined streets all around, with numerous, expansive estates and various levels of luxury homes.

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For decades many famous people have sought out the community, visited and owned homes. Some of these people include Charlie Chaplin, who built the Montecito Inn around 1927. Guests to the inn have included President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, Laurence Olivier, and many others. Similarly, many celebrities, notable business people and politicians own Montecito CA real estate today. They love the climate and peace and quiet away from all the fans and hub bub that comes with their careers. They relish the opportunity to simply prosper as one of the neighbors. Those interested in Montecito homes for sale love the prospect of a highly rewarding lifestyle with tranquility and a high level of luxury available.
Many of the estates found in the exclusive enclave showcase architectures like those found in South France, Spain and Italy. Some of these estates represent the most opulent in the world. Whatever their level of luxury, homes appear amid the added attraction of exquisite landscaping. In fact, lush greenery and flowers lend a unique and lavish ambiance to the whole area. Montecito CA real estate lends a unique and lavish character to the world-wide, luxury home market.

While the community rejects urbanization of any kind, it does host some upscale boutiques, cafes and a few hotels, often frequented by the rich and famous. Some of the attractions of special note, include Ganna Walska Lotusland private gardens, Santa Barbara Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel and San Ysidro Ranch. Two shopping districts, fine dining, exemplary public and private schools and 3 country clubs make up other non-residential features. When it comes to the residential profile, about 3,500 homes appear in beautiful, secluded neighborhoods and private, gated niches. At any given time, a number of these can be found for sale. Montecito homes for sale can range widely in price from about $2 million to $20 million +.

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