The Perfect Backdrop For Life

Welcome to Carpinteria

A California coastal town


Surrounded by the Santa Ynez Mountains and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, Carpinteria offers a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, where sandy beaches provide the perfect backdrop for surfing, paddle boarding, and swimming. The scenic coastal bluffs and hiking trails in the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve invite invigorating walks, runs, and bike rides. With a thriving fitness scene, including fitness studios, yoga centers, gyms, and classes in the park, residents can embrace a holistic approach to wellness.

Carpinteria's sports leagues, recreational clubs, and well-maintained community centers make it easy to stay active and connect with like-minded individuals. The town's commitment to a healthy lifestyle extends to farmers' markets, offering fresh, locally-sourced produce for residents to nourish their bodies. In Carpinteria, active living is not just a hobby; it's a way of life that brings joy, fulfillment, and a strong sense of belonging.

Immerse yourself in a serene oasis that masterfully blends the allure of beachside living with the essence of a small-town haven. Carpinteria beckons with its picturesque vistas, fostering an environment of peace and contentment. Here, every street corner resonates with homely warmth, and every shoreline whispers tales of relaxation. The town is a perfect canvas for leisurely strolls and bike rides, ensuring every moment is an invitation to bask in its ambient charm.

What to Love

  • Variety of homes, from beachfront estates to ranch properties
  • Proximity to Santa Barbara and Ventura
  • Swift market dynamics for rightly priced homes
  • Intimate and casual community vibes

Local Lifestyle

In Carpinteria, daily life seamlessly blends coastal tranquility with community spirit. A day here often entails familiar greetings at the sun-kissed beach or sharing stories over fresh produce at the local farmers market. It's a place where every day feels like a reunion, and the charm of neighborly interactions is always in the air.

Dining and Entertainment

For a small town the culinary offerings in Carpinteria cater to every palate. Start mornings at Lucky Llama Coffee House, where every cup promises a taste of Carpinteria. For lunch, you can grab a sandwich from Carp Kitchen and take it down to the beach benches to eat. For dinner, Little Doms will please everyone in your party. 

For the wine connoisseurs, Sunburst Wine Bar offers a wine-tasting experience, curating global wines for an evening of relaxation. If beer tickles your fancy, Rincon Brewery combines the pleasures of craft brews with classic American dishes. With Island Brewing Company elevating the brewing artistry, the town stands as a bastion for beer lovers. Craving something truly unique? Apiary Beverage Company delights with its mead and cider concoctions, turning simple ingredients into sublime libations.

Things to Do

Carpinteria is a hub of vibrant activities that cater to both the relaxed soul and the adventurous spirit. Celebrate the region's rich agricultural legacy at the Avocado Festival, where the beloved fruit is the star of the show. For thrill-seekers, the Rincon Classics Surf Competition stands as a testament to the town's surfing prowess.

Weekly, the Farmers Market brings fresh, regional produce right to your doorstep, while Tomol Interpretive Play Area offers tranquil green expanses perfect for relaxation and fun. El Carro Park beckons with its recreational opportunities, and the upcoming skate park promises adrenaline-packed moments. The monthly flea market, meanwhile, is a treasure trove of unique finds, ensuring every visit is an exciting hunt.


  • Aliso Elementary
  • Canalino Elementary
  • Carpinteria Middle School
  • Carpinteria High School
  • Cate School
  • The Howard School



Schools in Carpinteria, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Carpinteria. 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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Canalino Elementary
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