Hope Ranch

A short drive away with its decadent selection of restaurants and upscale shopping.

Welcome to Hope Ranch

A peaceful community in the suburbs of Santa Barbara.
Situated on the coast and to the west of Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch is a suburb of the large city. This exclusive, upscale community offers privacy and a slower pace to those who want to live the good life. Santa Barbara is only a short drive away with its decadent selection of restaurants and upscale shopping. The community’s gated beach is closed to the public and accessible to residents only, making it one of the best perks in the area.

What to Love

  • Equestrian-friendly community
  • Private, gated access to the beach
  • Picturesque palm-lined Las Palmas Drive and Marina Drive
  • Expansive beach area with a playground & barbecue areas
  • Healthy lifestyle and a wealth of outdoor activities

Local Lifestyle

In Hope Ranch, the locals spend their days relaxing at the beach. It's a peaceful community that offers the finer things in life. The homes available in the area range from expansive 10+acre bluff-front estates to spacious, single-family homes on large lots with coveted upgrades and expansive outdoor areas. The community is friendly and takes part in an outdoorsy, healthy lifestyle. 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

As a small community, Hope Ranch is a beachy enclave with some gorgeous stretches of shoreline. However, the area is also very accessible to restaurants and shops in the nearby towns. 
Locals can reach La Cumbre Plaza in Santa Barbara within a few minutes, which offers outdoor shopping at stores with brands most sought after. Mesa Shopping Center is another great option for a the necessities: groceries, pharmacies, pet shops and restaurants.
Located just a few minutes by car, the Funk Zone is an area in Santa Barbara known for its hip vibe and bustling foodie scene. For scrumptious craft cocktails and Spanish-influenced small plates, Loquita is a favorite, and a seat on the patio is always a plus. 

Things to Do

When it comes to spending free time in Hope Ranch, it's all about living that outdoor lifestyle. At the private members’ La Cumbre Country Club, there is a gorgeous 18-hole golf course, tennis and pickleball courts, swimming pools, gym and great restaurants.  The community has 24-hour patrol security as well as equestrian trails to enjoy an afternoon of horseback riding.
Hope Ranch Private Beach is the crown jewel of this community. The beach area is private and gated for locals to spend their days on the beach without an excessive crowd. The beach area has a playground for the little ones and picnic tables to have a meal with the waves crashing in the background. It's an area where the community gathers. 


The Hope Elementary School District and the Santa Barbara High School District are in charge of the public schools in Hope Ranch, and these schools rank within the top 20 percent of schools in California, including:
  • Vieja Valley Elementary, Grades K-6
  • La Colina Junior High School, Grades 6-8 
  • San Marcos Senior High, Grades 9-12
  • Laguna Blanca School, Grades K-12, nearby private school

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