If you are looking to avoid the hassles of city life, you should look to Montecito. The village is nestled in a exurban setting between Santa Ynez Mountains and the Channel Islands.
Montecito offers beautiful beaches and hiking trails, the Upper and Lower Village retail centers, excellent public schools, and an array of restaurants and bars.
Montecito is known for its lush greenery, tree-lined streets, and mountain views. It's a great pace zoom or social distance.