If you are moving to Montecito, you are likely doing so for a specific reason or for a few. We arrived 20 years ago to raise our daughter here, among the many generations of family we had in the area at the time, and so we could reset from city life to a more chill, yet high energy and vibrant community. We found all that and more. Our time with our daughter in the 2000s at Montecito Union School was amazing, often referred to as time in the Montecito Bubble. But it is not really a bubble, it was (and still is) just a safe and beautiful, easy to navigate day-to-day environment with others who appreciate their good fortune in settling here in Montecito, all trying to maintain a community we can be proud of.