The Spanish named Carpinteria in the 1700s from observing the native people build their canoes, using the natural seepage of tar. Carpenter’s shop was the inspiration of its name.
Carpinteria is a quaint town and the charming main street, Linden Avenue is lined with family owned businesses and restaurants. Every year for many years, people visit Linden Avenue for the avocado festival. Open spaces along the foothills are filled with beautiful homes, ranches and nurseries. Notable people from around the world have visited Carpinteria’s famous polo fields and Rincon point.
World-renowned private and boarding schools are located in Carpinteria, as are excellent public schools. There are single-family homes in nice developments close to the beach, and stretching out to the foothills.