Hope Ranch

Also one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in California, Hope Ranch is an unincorporated hidden jewel right in the middle of Santa Barbara. It is named after Irishman Thomas Hope who purchased the land in 1861 for sheep ranching, and was no developed into a residential area until 1923. An exclusive neighborhood, many of the estates are not visible directly from the road, and the Hope Ranch beach access is private for residents only. Hope Ranch is home to over 32 miles of bridle trails, the La Cumbre Country Club and Golf Course, and a beautiful man-made lake called "Laguna Blanca."

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