Hope Ranch



The iconic filigree signs and palm tree lined Las Palmas, and La Marina Drives mark the gateways to this world-renown community along the Santa Barbara Coast.

Hope Ranch was originally named for Thomas Hope, a cattle and sheep rancher who purchased the land in 1861 in order to support the production of wool for Civil War soldier’s uniforms. In 1876, the Southern California Railroad purchased the land that was then eventually sold and divided into lots by Harold Chase in 1923 to become the beloved residential community it is today.

Quiet streets and tree covered lanes wind around varying elevations that rise and fall within the gates of Hope Ranch, adding to the natural beauty that stretches out across 1,863 acres. With over 770 lots taking full advantage of the character of the land, luxury estates and sprawling equestrian ranches reside in proximity to homes of every size and style. Interior properties offer tranquil views of park-like gardens and the vast valley floor set against the backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains.  Grand estates on the ocean bluffs command a considerable price tag with some of the most stunning and unobstructed views from Point Conception to Malibu.

Membership in “The Ranch” brings with it certain perks and privilege. With twenty-two miles of private bridal trails, it is not uncommon to see residents jogging, biking or riding along well-maintained trails year round.  A pristine private beach offers exclusive access to residents with barbecues, summer lifeguards, parking, and great surf! Additionally, there are tennis courts, soccer fields, and access to the Hope Ranch Riding Trails Association. The Hope Ranch Park Homes Association watches over this respected residential community with a watchful eye and the added benefit of private security patrols.

The private La Cumbre Golf and Country Club is a stunning focal point, its manicured greens, fairways, and lagoon are a part of the recognizable and scenic landscape. For residents with school age children, the prestigious Laguna Blanca School (Grades K-12) boasts a fine college-preparatory reputation, and the public Vieja Valley Elementary School is nearby in what locals refer to as Hope Ranch Annex.

Hope Ranch is truly a special and memorable place on the Santa Barbara map where the fine quality of life is the compass.


BIKING – Anyone can take a bike ride through The Ranch. With so many scenic roads, the varying views are around every corner!

BREAKFAST – Drive out the south gate on La Marina Drive and head to The Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach for a gourmet breakfast by the beach. The glass enclosure protects from the weather, without taking away the amazing views! Start off with a Signature Bloody Mary or Boathouse Punch.

BLUFFS – Happy dogs and happy hikers love the wide open space on More Mesa Preserve, adjacent to Hope Ranch. There is beach access, meandering trails, and a serene dose of natural beauty.

SPECTATORS WELCOME – Laguna Blanca School boasts a great athletic program and anyone can attend a volleyball match or sit on the sidelines of a football game or fast-paced tennis match. Enthusiastic supporters are always a welcome addition to sports events!