A quick drive over Ortega Hill Road from Montecito will land you in the picturesque seaside hamlet of Summerland. Terraced along a magnificent hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, many of Summerland’s homes enjoy breathtaking ocean and island views.
While it is technically considered Santa Barbara, Hope Ranch is a world apart. Secluded among coastal bluffs, rolling hills, and oak groves, residents of Hope Ranch are fortunate to enjoy a gracious rural lifestyle while being located near city conveniences and pleasures.
It is no wonder that Goleta is also known as the “Good Land.” Minutes from downtown Santa Barbara and offering proximity to the ocean and mountains, traditional neighborhoods of single-family homes and condominium communities are spread widely across Goleta Valley, with larger properties and ranches dotting the foothills.
Called the Mesa (the Spanish word for “table” or “plateau”), due to the oceanside bluff that makes up this neighborhood sits on, the Mesa is one of Santa Barbara’s later developed neighborhoods.
It’s hard to find someone who hasn’t visited Santa Barbara and marveled at its splendor. A city known throughout the world as The American Riviera® for its Mediterranean climate, mesmerizing natural beauty, and amazingly beautiful architecture, many have fallen under its spell, whether to vacation or to call home.
With its backdrop of majestic mountains, thick oak groves, lush landscaping, and stunning beaches, Montecito’s charms have seduced moguls, magnates, and movie stars for over a hundred years.