Hope Ranch

It is hard to beat this combination of privacy, centrality, and beauty.

Hope Ranch Real Estate

Ultra wealthy and exclusive beachside community home to the premier La Cumbre Country Club and a residents-only beach.
Known as "Hope Ranch is an uber-wealthy, private haven resting alongside the Pacific Ocean. Known for its expansive estates and luxurious manors, Hope Ranch is one of the most affluent communities in the Golden State. As a residential neighborhood, Hope Ranch is incredibly exclusive and very peaceful.
Many residents own horses and regularly take advantage of the elaborate equestrian trail system. Residents have private beach access and the chance to join the esteemed La Cumbre Country Club. But most of all, Hope Ranch is a quiet, serene location that provides an escape from the busier surrounding cities.

What to Love

  • Very private and residential
  • Serene and peaceful
  • Private beach access
  • Renowned La Cumbre Country Club
  • Premier Laguna Blanca School
  • Sprawling luxurious estates

People & Lifestyle

Hope Ranch is an exclusive beachside haven predominantly home to high-powered CEOs, celebrities, and long-established families. Around 770 homes dot this expansive, 1,800-acre community full of luxurious manors and palatial estates.

Not only is Hope Ranch the wealthiest community in Santa Barbara, but it is considered one of the most affluent in all of California. Many homeowners here are also avid equestrians with horses and working ranches. They are attracted to Hope Ranch for the 20+ miles of bridle trails that weave throughout the region. Apart from the trail system, Hope Ranch offers an extensive array of outdoor activities that center on the private golf club and beach.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Since Hope Ranch is an ultra-private residential community, there aren't many businesses in the area, which is attractive to residents seeking a quiet, peaceful neighborhood. One of Hope Ranch's staples is its private beach for residents only. This bucolic stretch of sand attracts residents all year, especially in the summers, for beachcombing and relaxing strolls. Dogs are also permitted as long as they remain leashed.

Hope Ranch is also home to the beautiful and definitive private club in the area, La Cumbre Country Club. Tucked between the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains, this historic club provides members a home away from home. The George Washington Smith-designed clubhouse is perfect for social activities, and golfers love having access to the private 18-hole course.

Things to Do

Hope Ranch Beach is the main point of recreation for residents of this affluent community. There is a popular annual family beach camp-out held here and a barbecue to celebrate the neighborhood, and that's just one of several regular community gatherings and events. Otherwise, residents regularly visit La Cumbre Country Club for social activities, golfing, and excellent dining options.

The most significant appeal of this area is the outdoor activities that abound thanks to Hope Ranch Beach's exclusivity and the golf club. Apart from beach access, residents also have access to several tennis courts, picnic areas, and an elaborate trail system.


Hope Ranch is home to Santa Barbara's premier private, co-ed, college preparatory day school Laguna Blanca (K-12) and Vieja Valley Elementary. Vieja Valley is a public K-6 school surrounded by a creek and several working horse ranches.

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