Hope Ranch

From 1888 until the 1920’s, the Pacific Improvement Company shaped the destiny of Hope Ranch, molding it into it’s present image as a wealthy suburb of Santa Barbara. Many of the amenities offered to members of the Hope Ranch Association since the 1930’s include cabanas for a private beach club fronting the ranch, a polo field, a archery range, skeet shooting facility, tennis courts, and 30 miles of bridle paths. Space prohibits a full account of Hope Ranch’s outdoor living background, shared by middle class families as well as the affluent. As a result of this independent spirit, Hope Ranch continues to maintain the lofty standards of suburban living which have been in effect since the late Harold S. Chase advertised his ” sun kissed, ocean washed, mountain girded, island guarded Hope Ranch” more than half a century ago.