With its natural hot springs, incomparable scenery and near perfect Mediterranean climate,
Montecito was known in the 1890’s as an upscale resort attracting the ultra-rich from the East Coast who came and established lavish estates tucked into the hills. Today this elegant community offers a wonderful hideaway for its residents with tranquil lanes covered by canopies of live oaks leading to secluded homes. World-class hotels and resorts in the area include San Ysidro Ranch, Birnam Wood Golf Club, the Valley Club, the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel and Coral Casino. Montecito is also home to two of the finest school districts in the United States, Montecito Union School and Cold Spring School. Other local attractions include famed Butterfly Beach, miles of dedicated mountain trails, architecturally significant residences and fabulous shopping and restaurants all of which await within this refined and picturesque Village.