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Carpinteria /kɑːrpᵻntəˈriːə/ is a small oceanside city located in southeastern Santa Barbara County, California, east of Santa Barbara and northwest of Ventura. The population was 13,040 at the 2010 census. Carpinteria Beach is known for its gentle slope and calm waves in selected sandy areas but also good surfing swells in some of the more rocky areas. Seals and sea lions can be seen in the area December through May at the rookery in the nearby Carpinteria Bluffs, as well as an occasional gray whale. Tidepools contain starfish, sea anemones, crabs, snails, octopuses and sea urchins. A marathon-length round trip north of the rookery along the beach to Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara is possible, though passable only during low tide. A popular campground is located adjacent to the beach. There is bird watching at Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, established in 1977 and administered by the Natural Reserve System of the University of California. The Waldholme Torrey Pine, largest known Torrey pine tree on earth, is located in downtown Carpinteria. Since 1987, the California Avocado Festival has been held in Carpinteria on the first weekend of October. The Santa Barbara Polo Club, one of the main equestrian polo fields in the country, is located in Carpinteria. The city is also home to Hollandia Produce, an organic produce company with 70 employees., an online software training company ranked as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. (according to Inc. magazine's 2010 500|5000 company listing) had its headquarters in Carpinteria. The company was purchased by LinkedIn in 2015 for $1.5 billion.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Carpinteria in United States. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Carpinteria like a local. A gripping city on its own right, Santa Barbara also deserves a visit. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Santa Barbara for its bountiful attractions like Universal Studios, Santa Monica Pier, The Griffith Observatory on your trip to Carpinteria. To reach Carpinteria, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Santa Barbara Airport. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Carpinteria.

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Facts and Stats for Carpinteria*

  • Pollution Statistics in Carpinteria

    Know the pollution level of Carpinteria before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 60 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45 (Moderate)
  • Carpinteria: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Carpinteria for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Carpinteria.

    • Burglary and Theft 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 3.57 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 21.43 (Low)
    • Attacks 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 35.71 (Low)
  • Living in Carpinteria - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Carpinteria is 176.61 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 83.59 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 95.6 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.74 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 56.5 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.83 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 57.92 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.97 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 118.45 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Carpinteria

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Carpinteria

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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