Homes for Sale in Summerland

Summerland sits between Montecito and Toro Canyon along Southern California’s coastline. The community is perched above dramatic rocky cliffs where the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean. Homes in Summerland are elevated, so most enjoy coastline views. As one moves further north and higher yet, the views include an agricultural landscape of avocado and citrus orchards.

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Summerland Listings

Summerland, CA Real Estate Market June 21, 2024
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Summerland Real Estate

Summerland is small, sparsely populated, and spread out. As such, property prices are high and there are usually only a handful of homes on the market at any given time.

Homes range from cottages on small lots to palatial country estates with landscaped grounds, pools, and manicured gardens. Over the years, the development and construction of mega-mansions has made this once-sleepy town a sought after – and exclusive - address in an already-popular region.

Living in Summerland

The draw of the sand and surf, along with publicity of its luxury real estate, has made Summerland an increasingly popular vacation destination.

Highway 101 and the railroad bisect the town (technically a census-designed place), creating a thin strip of land that contains a handful of ocean front properties and two parks.

Summerland has a small commercial core along Lillie Avenue and Ortega Hill Road, just north of the 101 Freeway. The streets are tree-lined and spacious, with plenty of parking.

The district contains coffee shops, cafes plus artisan bakeries and food stores. What’s more, you’ll find an eclectic mix of charming boutiques, homes furnishings, and garden stores.

The Summerland Winery tasting room is a perennial favorite with its dog-friendly patio serving locally produced sauvignons and chardonnays.

With just a few eateries, for more elaborate fare, locals head west a few miles to Santa Barbara or Montecito.

Loon Point Beach and Summerland Beach

Accessible from Lookout Park or Loon Point, this mile long stretch of golden sand is popular with horse riders and surfers, who find the best breaks east of Loon Point. It offers a quietude you won’t find on better-known Californian beaches. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash.

There are showers for swimmers, and on a clear day it’s possible to see across the bay to the Channel Islands, 25 miles to the south. Look out for clams burying themselves in the sand.

Summerland Greenwell Preserve

The town has a small nature reserve with trails amongst the hillside ranches and home. There a several private roads winding among the hills between the grander homes and the Ortega Reservoir, and daytime parking for visitors is available on Asegra Road.

Lookout Park

As its name suggests, Lookout Park offers some of the best ocean views in the town, with seating areas, lots of flowering bushes, restrooms and even a place to hose off muddy dogs. The park is a much beloved resource for locals, and a great place to watch sunsets.

Summerland Realtors®

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