Loving our Lifestyle in Carpinteria--Santa Barbara County

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If you follow our posts, you no doubt have seen that we refer to our lifestyle as a Goldilocks existence.  It is just right for us in every conceivable way.  We live in one of the smallest villages in the county.  Carpinteria (population 14-16,000) is known for its blooming flower business, marijuana greenhouses, avocado ranches (Avocado Capital), and its seal rookery (pictured above).  It is also known for its fierce anti development stand on the coastal areas.  The land  conservation is continuously buying coastal  land to preserve the natural look and feel of the town.

According to our Chamber of Commerce we have the world's safest beach pictured above.  This photo was taken yesterday afternoon.

Our tide pools are spectacular.  We refer to it as the ocean's open house, because during the winter the tides are very low below sea level.  Pictured above are anemones, they look like precious jewels!

Our public schools are highly rated, and we have a well known private school, the Cate school, which caters to both day students and private students.  One of our Northern California clients had her son studying at the Cate school.

Carpinteria also had tar pits, which gave its name.  The Chumash Indians felt that the seashore here looked like a carpenter's bench.  They used to build their canoes on the beach, and seal them with the oozing tar.  At one time there were pipelines built to distribute the tar.  You can see the remnants of the pipes  pictured below,as they were eventually abandoned. And yes, they are still oozing tar.

Our downtown is about 7 blocks long and ends at the entrance to the beach.  We have convenient freeway access via 101.  We also have a train station that many who live here commute to their jobs in Los Angeles.  They like working on the train, and not having to drive.

 

We also have a Linked-In/Microsoft compound, which was formerly known as Lynda.com. She sold it to Linked In first, and then Microsoft bought it.  All the conveniences are available here, grocery stores (Albertson's etc), banks, UPS, etc.  We can walk everywhere!

 

Our favorite area to walk is in the Salt Marsh Reserve.  It is directly behind where we live.  I can see the marshes from our office window, and the ocean at high tide.

This is our entry in Jeff Dowler, CRS March Active Rain Challege.  Thank you Jeff for hosting this.  I had  intended to have a video done, but we had an extremely busy March...

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Jeff Dowler, CRS We have had the good fortune of traveling throughout our country and have seen some magnificent places, even entertained living there, and we alway realize that this perfect for us.  A

Mar 31, 2020 03:48 PM #11
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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You inspire me with your thoughts and pictures daily Alexandra...

Happy Tuesday Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Mar 31, 2020 05:31 PM #12
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Linda Piper
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Although I recently relocated to Idaho, my son and his wife live in Summerland, and I used to commute from Ventura to Santa Barbara.  I absolutely LOVE Carpenteria and if I should decide to come back to Calif (grandkids??), I'd want to live either in Carpenteria or Summerland.  It is lovely!!

Mar 31, 2020 06:51 PM #13
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Ron and Alexandra- Carpinteria reminds me a bit of a smaller Delray Beach. This really is idyllic. 

Mar 31, 2020 07:15 PM #14
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Alexandra how can anyone not love this kind of life style?? On a side note Los Angeles has closed down Farmer's Markets so be safe when you do your strolls Endre

Mar 31, 2020 11:14 PM #15
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James Dray
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Morning Alexandra.

Having been through there I can say, it was a lovely place.  We actually stopped and ate breakfast at a place there.  

Apr 01, 2020 01:24 AM #16
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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I'm not sure if I could ever leave this area, but at times I sure can picture myself enjoying the weather and your beautiful area. In fact, during the winter and rainy months, I picture it often. Lol. 

Apr 01, 2020 07:52 AM #17
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I love your area as well.  You do know that our home is your home, whenever, you get tired of the rain and need a respite.  Like the seals who return to birth babies here, it is the perfect place to be for us.  A

Apr 01, 2020 10:15 AM #18
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Endre Barath, Jr. Sorry to hear that.  I think there is a bit of a population difference here.  And the Farmers Market is strictly regulated by the health department, and as long as our favorites are there, we will continue.  Everyone we encounter here keeps a respectful distance from each other.  

Apr 01, 2020 10:17 AM #19
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Kathy Streib We are blessed, and every single day we say that over and over again.  It is our mantra.  A

Apr 01, 2020 10:18 AM #20
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Linda Piper we tell everyone, that we have reservations for our next lifetime.  A

Apr 01, 2020 10:20 AM #21
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS and you do as well.  Thank you for your nice comment.  A

Apr 01, 2020 10:20 AM #22
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Sharon Lee We thank our lucky stars daily...Wishing you a great day.  A

Apr 01, 2020 10:22 AM #23
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Michael Jacobs I am always intrigued by what goes on under water, and these low tides reveal so much from sponges to sea stars...A

Apr 01, 2020 10:23 AM #24
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Jeff Dowler, CRS We had a friend who hated the sound of ocean waves, sand, and  sea life.  Last time we were in Laguna visiting a client, we opened the doors of our hotel room and slept like babies to the sound of the waves...we are all so different, and this is the beauty of life.

Apr 01, 2020 10:25 AM #25
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

I love listening to the sounds of the ocean and find it very soothing. We had a vacation place on the water back in MA and loved hearing the sounds, especially when the tide was coming in.

Jeff

Apr 01, 2020 12:10 PM #26
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Absolutely wonderful description of such an angelic place to live, Alexandra. Love your photos and description of the 'open house' and the history of the tar pipes - I really enjoy local information like that!

Thank you so much for participating in March's challenge!

Apr 01, 2020 10:50 PM #27
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Jeff Dowler, CRS while at the beach recently, we sat on the sea wall to let people pass us by, we both closed our eyes, and got into meditation mode, and were surprised to see how many people had passed us by!

Apr 02, 2020 12:14 PM #28
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Debe Maxwell, CRS Thank you for your kind words.  It was close in making the deadline.  We are fortunate to have work that we can do from home.  I hope you  and Ray are enjoying your time with your furry family.  Take care and stay well. A

Apr 02, 2020 12:16 PM #29
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You're so welcome and mine was close as well - it's just been a wild and crazy month for us all.

We are staying in and doing a lot of work virtually, which seems to be working out well...and giving me lots of time with our fur babies. Of course, I'm loving every minute of that!

Apr 02, 2020 07:14 PM #30
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