Spotlight on Santa Barbara’s Hope Ranch

This unique coastal community has a long history, beginning with the local Chumash and evolving into what is now “Hope Ranch”, named after Thomas W. Hope, who purchased the land in 1861. The first estates with mansions and formal gardens, built in the 1920s, rivaled the finest Montecito had to offer and they still do today.

Hope Ranch is now a community of 773 lots encompassing 1,863 acres. It is situated in the southeastern portion of Santa Barbara County between Highway 101 and the ocean. It consists of a broad flat mesa and low rolling knolls broken by a magnificent valley and covered with splendid live oaks.

The scenery from the home sites on the knolls is indescribably beautiful; landward, the purple mountains of the Santa Ynez range – the green foothills and rich valley crowned in the distance by the famous old Santa Barbara mission; seaward, the Santa Barbara channel, the Channel Islands and the broad Pacific greet the eye.

Hope Ranch and Santa Barbara are known the world over as possessing the most even and delightful climate to be found anywhere. Here in this land of perpetual summer, where the sun shines brightly 250 days out of the year, – where the nights are cool and pleasant – where the surroundings are picturesque and pleasing – is an ideal place for all-the-year-round homes has been provided for this community.
Hope Ranch is divided into acreage plots of varying size. The lots are irregular in shape and laid out with particular regard to the character of the land, its scenic outlook and the home site possibilities contained therein. As a result of this care, each of these locations has a charming individuality.

Information & Photo provided by:

Linda Lorenzen 805.886.1842

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