Just west of the Santa Barbara city limits is the community of Hope Ranch, consisting of about 500 very exclusive estate properties. Though some homes date from 30-80 years ago, a large percentage have been rebuilt or newly constructed in the last 10 years. Lot sizes are a minimum of 1 acre, most are 2 acres plus, and several are 5-10 acres. The Hope Ranch roads are privately owned and maintained, and there is a private beach and an extensive bridal trail network for the many properties that have horses. Hope Ranch extends to the water’s edge with premium ocean blufftop properties selling for $10M-$40M.