Tag archives: neighbors

Support Your Neighbors
By Montecito Journal   |   May 7, 2024

My family home is within walking distance of the Miramar. I am a seventh generation Santa Barbarian. My family and I, along with many neighbors both nearby and across Montecito, firmly support the plan to add affordable housing for the workers of the Miramar, which in part is funded by the addition of retail shops […]

Love Thy Neighbor
By Montecito Journal   |   December 5, 2023

You’d think someone moving into a new neighborhood would want to maybe take a beat and see what the vibe is like, maybe see how things happen, maybe get a feel for the place. After all, who wants to start off on the wrong foot with the people who are going to be living next […]

Village Vibe: Meet the Neighbors
By Rachael Quisel   |   June 20, 2023

One of the cornerstones of community is knowing your neighbor. Though Montecito enjoys a global reputation, for those of us who live here, one of the best things about this place is the small village vibe. In an increasingly impersonal world, we appreciate knowing our pharmacist, our grocery clerks, our local store owners. It’s comforting […]

Just Moved in? Welcome to Montecito! Please Help Us Keep It Fabulous.
By Sharon Byrne and Megan Orloff   |   July 1, 2021

Montecito is having its moment. In the past year, many people bought homes here and either moved in, or began spending time here while also residing elsewhere. Welcome to our little piece of paradise! It’s a fabulous community, a wonderful place to live. No doubt you’ve discovered its magic and charm, but please allow us […]

The Medicine of Love
By Gretchen Lieff   |   January 14, 2021

Darkness Deepens, and Then Light It was the first Sunday evening of a gloomy 2021. We tried our best at making it seem like a “Happy” New Year, full of new hope and promise. But it was not.  We had just returned from a dog walk through our Montecito neighborhood and it was usually lovely […]

New Neighbors?
By Richard Mineards   |   January 16, 2019

After the unexpected announcement by Prince Harry and his former actress wife Meghan Markle that they are quitting public life to spend more time in North America, the big question is where? It will obviously include Canada where they just spent six weeks on an island near Vancouver, and the Duchess of Sussex lived in […]