The beauty of this exclusive Santa Barbara suburb is obvious from the wrought-iron entrance on palm-lined Las Palmas Drive, which passes the lush La Cumbre Country Club with its shimmering lake, Laguna Blanca, and continues through the coastal bluffs. The Home Owners Association preserves the area’s quality of life and open, bucolic atmosphere, and oversees fire protection, private security patrols, and road maintenance. Among the many benefits of home ownership are the private Hope Ranch Beach Park, with its cabanas and picnic areas, and over 22 miles of bridle paths, evidence of Hope Ranch’s long equestrian tradition.
Initially developed in the 1920s, the 1863 acres of land (with approximately 773 parcels) was laid out with regard to the character of the land, maximizing the potential for scenic views of the ocean, islands, and mountains. Homes here range from beautiful mansions with formal gardens, to ranch-style equestrian estates, all with charming individuality.
Price range: $1,500,000-30,000,000
Total acreage: 1,863
Zip Code: 93110
Lot sizes: 1 acre minimum, up to 50 acres
22 miles of equestrian and hiking trails
Hope Ranch Beach Park (private beach for residents)
Full-time Management, private security patrol
Association fee: $1,200 per year
Ocean and island views