Hope Ranch

Hope Ranch, Santa Barbara: An Exclusive Coastal Community - Neighborhood Guide


Hope Ranch is an upscale residential community nestled in the coastal city of Santa Barbara. Known for its sprawling estates, lush landscapes, and stunning ocean views, Hope Ranch offers an exclusive and serene lifestyle. This community is renowned for its private beach access, equestrian trails, and exquisite architectural designs, making it one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Santa Barbara.



The history of Hope Ranch is as rich as its landscape. Originally part of a Spanish land grant, the area was developed in the early 20th century and named after Thomas Hope, an Irish immigrant and prominent local landowner. Over the years, Hope Ranch has evolved into a prestigious residential area, maintaining its distinctive character and charm.


Lifestyle: Shops, Restaurants, and Clubs


Shops: While Hope Ranch itself is primarily residential, it's just a short drive to Santa Barbara's upscale shopping areas like State Street and the La Cumbre Plaza, offering a mix of high-end retailers and boutique stores.


Restaurants: Nearby culinary delights include The Boathouse at Hendry's Beach, offering fresh seafood with ocean views, and Via Maestra 42, known for its authentic Italian cuisine. For a unique dining experience, El Encanto offers a luxurious setting with breathtaking views.


Clubs: The Hope Ranch Beach Park provides exclusive access to a beautiful beach, picnic areas, and playgrounds for residents. The La Cumbre Country Club, located within Hope Ranch, offers golf, tennis, and social events in a sophisticated environment.


Things to Do: Outdoor Experiences


Hope Ranch is an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts. The community is interlaced with equestrian trails, making horseback riding a popular activity. The private Hope Ranch Beach is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and picnics. For hiking and biking, the nearby More Mesa Preserve offers stunning ocean views and a chance to explore local flora and fauna.


What We Love

Hope Ranch stands out for its privacy, exclusivity, and natural beauty. We love it spacious flat lots, rich equestrian history, and exclusive private beach access, making it a preferred residence for many. This community epitomizes the quintessential Southern California lifestyle, where days can be splendidly spent playing a round of golf at La Cumbre Country Club, relaxing at the secluded beach, or enjoying alfresco dining in a friend's backyard. The charm of Hope Ranch lies not just in its luxurious amenities but in the strong sense of community and the idyllic, peaceful living it offers, making every moment spent here truly special. It's a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle, yet close enough to enjoy all the amenities that Santa Barbara has to offer.

Demographics and Employment Data for Hope Ranch , CA

Hope Ranch has 6,782 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Hope Ranch do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,445 people call Hope Ranch home. The population density is 2,124.53 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

47.73 / 52.27%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Overview for Hope Ranch , CA

16,445 people live in Hope Ranch , where the median age is 39.1 and the average individual income is $55,236.31. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

39.1 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Schools in Hope Ranch , CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Hope Ranch . The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Vieja Valley Elementary
K - 6th
Trivium Charter School Voyage
K - 12th

Around Hope Ranch , CA

There's plenty to do around Hope Ranch , including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including HelloHarvest, West Covina Wholesale Nursery, and Siddhi's Yoga.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 3.34 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.31 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.34 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.41 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.57 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.61 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

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Based out of Santa Barbara, California, Evans Realty + Investments specializes in the purchase, sale and brokerage of luxury high-end residential properties.