Located at the most southern edge of Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria is nestled in a fertile valley that spills to the sea. In addition to its neighborhoods with small town appeal, Carpinteria living includes condominiums, ranches and agricultural estates. Known for its delicious avocados as well as orchids and a variety of other flowers grown for worldwide distribution, Carpinteria's business community also embraces more high tech and traditional businesses.
Although Carpinteria is that quintessential small town with postcard appeal, it also hosts the "Sport of Kings." Carpinteria is home to the world-renowned fields of the Santa Barbara Polo Club. Whether it is nearby Rincon - billed as one of the finest surfing spots in California - or the fabulous swimming beach at the end of Carpinteria's main street, there can be no doubt that this "Beach Town" is that and so much more.