Dreaming of Ocean View Homes and Estates in the Santa Barbara and Montecito CA Areas!!
Santa Barbara with OCEAN VIEWS!!! Some of the most prized real estate to be found here in the Santa Barbara and Montecito areas is the abundant ocean and island view homes and estates that exist. With numerous hills and bluff tops throughout the town, the back drop of the Santa Ynez Mountains and the gorgeous coast line and local islands that stretch out to the horizon, it is no wonder that ocean view homes are extremely desirable in our area. With so much varied terrain, I have tried to outline below the many options when looking for a property with an ocean view.
Montecito - Full of beauty, history and grandeur, Montecito, approximately eight square miles of hidden neighborhoods and expansive estates, has been the destination of choice for celebrities and millionaires for over one hundred years. Montecito offers an unhurried pace of life, breathtaking scenery and two very quaint shopping and dining “villages” that make locals feel that even the trip a few miles east to Santa Barbara is a small journey. Montecito has numerous hills but mainly slopes gently away from the ocean up towards our local mountains. Because of this gentle slope and the abundance of mature growth, I would estimate that 1 out of 5 homes in Montecito are ocean view homes where as most all homes have a wonderful private setting and views of the local Santa Ynez Mountains. Montecito Real Estate values range from $2 Million to $30 Million and above with ocean view homes starting at around $4-5 Million.
The Riviera - Bridging the two mile span which separates Mission and Sycamore Canyons, the sylvan uplift which the padres knew as the “mission ridge” has for the past 65 years been known as “The Riviera” due to its resemblance to slopes along the Mediterranean coasts of France and Italy. Probably 2 out of 3 homes on The Riviera boast wonderful coastline and island views. For many, this is one of the most prominent locations when looking for a ocean view home. The Riviera Real Estate values range from $900,000 to $7 Million, with most ocean view homes and estates starting at around $1.5 Million.
Hope Ranch - This wonderful area has an abundance of lush and gently rolling hills hosting approximately 700 homes, most of them luxurious Hope Ranch estates with gorgeous landscaped grounds. Many of these estates sit perched on these low hills that provide expansive views of both the Santa Ynez Mountains and The Pacific Ocean. Hope Ranch Real Estate values range from $2.5 Million to $30 Million, with most ocean view homes starting at around $4-5 Million.
Campanil Hill and Yankee Farm - Located on the sea-cliff just outside the boundaries of Hope Ranch, Campanil Hill and Yankee Farm is a gorgeous private feeling neighborhood filled with larger homes and estates. Most of these homes have expansive views of the ocean and Channel Islands and sit on nicely landscaped parcels of .5 acre to 6 acre lots. The entire area is relatively small and sits on a gently sloped hill just outside the gates of Hope Ranch. The Campanil Hill and Yankee Farm Real Estate values range from $ 1.7 million to $ 6 Million, with ocean view homes starting at around $2.5 Million.
Summerland - Summerland is a rather relaxed, tiny, hillside community snuggled on the coast between Carpinteria and Montecito with breathtaking ocean and island views. Summerland Real Estate values range from $1 Million to $10 Million, with ocean view homes starting at around $1.3 Million.
The Santa Barbara and Goleta Foothills - The beautiful mountains that sit as our local backdrop stretching roughly 15 miles from Goleta to Santa Barbara have abundant view properties. Each canyon has its own distinct name and price range of homes, with many sitting on wonderful perches with ocean and island views. Real Estate values in The Foothills range from $1 Million to $8 Million, with ocean view homes starting at around $1.3 Million.
The Mesa - Half of The Mesa is relatively flat while the other half sits on a hillside (a smaller and less steep version of The Riviera neighborhood). Many view homes on The Mesa have dramatic prominent views of the ocean and islands because of the close proximity to the ocean. Real Estate values on The Mesa range from $900,000 to $5 Million, with most ocean view homes starting at around $1.2 Million.
The Oceanfront - This pretty much goes without saying. The lucky few that live directly along the coastline and oceanfront here in the Santa Barbara area enjoy a gorgeous ocean front presence. Roughly half the oceanfront homes sit directly onto the sand while the other half sit on bluff tops ranging from roughly 20ft - 80ft above the beach. Oceanfront Real Estate values range from $3 Million to $35 Million.
Please contact me if you would like a sample list of past sales of ocean view homes as well as if you would like to be set up with personal listings of ocean view homes.
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