Welcome to Hope Ranch
Resting in the lush corridor between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains is the intimate equestrian community of Hope Ranch. Originally founded in the late 1800s, the former working ranch has been transformed into a hamlet of pure luxury. Bridle trails and walking paths wind through its verdant acres while soaring views of California’s natural beauty unspool in multiple directions.
Estates that bear more resemblance to kingdoms provide an abundance of serenity and seclusion. Copses of oak trees add to Hope Ranch’s rustic feel, while private beach access allows residents and visitors to experience supreme peace and quiet. And with its central location south of Santa Barbara proper and near Noleta, the 1,863-acre private community contains a mere 773 parcels, giving the region a wonderful, tight-knit atmosphere.
What to Love
- A palpable celebration of the Golden State’s remarkable natural features
- A variable paradise for equestrians, with a network of riding trails
- Its pristine tennis courts for its residents
- Top-dollar real estate ranging from $3 to over $100 million
- Legacy estates enveloped by unsullied nature
- Proximity to Santa Barbara and its superb restaurants and boutiques
- At once glamorous and relaxed
Hope Ranch may have recently sprung to your attention when reports arrived that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently seeking out a property in the hamlet. This ought to give you an understanding of the tremendous discretion and restfulness this upscale district offers its residents. More than 10% of Hope Ranch locals own horses, and they make great use of their community’s 23 miles of riding trails. You’ll often find your neighbors savoring time outside in the glorious weather Hope Ranch provides, whether they’re golfing at the local country club or strolling along the sand during the summer months.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Hope Ranch is almost purely a residential neighborhood, but the affluent residents here enjoy proximity to all that Santa Barbara and Montecito have to offer.
The Stonehouse Restaurant at the opulent San Ysidro Ranch is one of several gems in the area. Located on an estate brimming with ancient olive and citrus trees and with staggering vistas of lavender fields, this sophisticated, historic venue celebrates California’s luscious bounty. Executive chef Matt Johnson is at the helm of this award-winning restaurant, where you can relish dishes ranging from yellowtail crudo with pixie tangerines to pan-seared abalone with haricot verts, parmesan, and Meyer lemon.
Angel Oak at the Ritz-Carlton is also beloved by Hope Ranch and Santa Barbara residents. Soak up breathtaking views of the Pacific as you eat sea scallops with sweet corn and lemongrass puree and steaks cooked to perfection. Note that the craft cocktails here are for the record books.
For a glass of rare vintage wine and elevated fare, Hope Ranch residents are also avid fans of Caruso’s, located in majestic Montecito. Authentic Italian cuisine takes center stage at this scenic venue, where the chef’s tasting menu, with dishes like bluefin ahi tartare and Jasper Hills’ farm souffle with an apple-Pinot gastrique and pickled cherries, will keep you coming back for more. And when Hope Ranch locals are keen on remaining in their blissful community, there’s the La Cumbre Country Club’s restaurant, which serves impeccable fare in a radiant setting.
Things to Do
Hope Ranch is a Shangri La for those who prize outdoor recreation. At the abovementioned La Cumbre Country Club, which is separately owned by the Hope Ranch community association, you’ll discover a challenging and beautiful course that has been in operation for over a century. Hope Ranch Private Beach is also optimal for sunset strolls and dips in the glittering Pacific.
School-age children in Hope Ranch have the chance to attend several schools in the greater area, including: