The neighborhood of Montecito Heights is part of the city of Los Angeles, California.
The character of Montecito Heights is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. There are a few public green spaces close by for residents to visit, including Rose Hill Park and Arroyo Seco Park, resulting in them being very easy to get to from the majority of locations within the neighborhood. This part of Los Angeles is very quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor.
Montecito Heights experienced its biggest housing boom before the 1960s, so most of the available housing is from this era. In this neighborhood, most of the dwellings are single detached homes, whereas the remainder are mainly townhouses. The split between home owners and renters is about even. This neighborhood also has a good variety of unit sizes; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Primary schools are very easy to reach on foot from most homes for sale in Montecito Heights. However, there are no high schools in Montecito Heights. Residents have the choice between public and private elementary schools. With respect to eating, the nearest grocery store in Montecito Heights is typically only a short walk away. There are also a limited number of choices for those who value close by restaurants.
Montecito Heights is very car friendly. Coming across a parking spot is quite easy, and most homes for sale are a rather short drive from the nearest highway, such as Pasadena Freeway. In contrast, this neighborhood is not an especially pleasant part of Los Angeles for getting around by public transit. Nonetheless, property owners have access to a few bus lines, and bus stops are commonly nearby. Traveling by foot is not very common in Montecito Heights, despite the fact that many daily errands can be run without having to resort to a vehicle.