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John Henline -
Harold Chase purchased the land in 1923. Mr. Chase proceeded with the installation of roads, utilities and bridle
trails and laid the groundwork for the creation of a Horse Community. He then began the process of selling lots in
the Ranch to people who wished to make this their home.
Hope Ranch is now a Horse Community of 773 lots encompassing 1,863 acres. It is situated in the
southeastern portion of Santa Barbara County between Highway 101 and the ocean. It consists of a broad flat mesa
and low rolling knolls broken by a magnificent valley and covered with splendid live oaks.
The scenery from the home sites on the knolls is indescribably beautiful; landward, the purple
mountains of the Santa Ynez range - the green foothills and rich valley crowned in the distance by the famous old
Santa Barbara mission; seaward, the Santa Barbara channel, the Channel Islands and the broad Pacific greet the
Hope Ranch and Santa Barbara are known the world over as possessing the most even and delightful climate to be
found anywhere. Here in this land of perpetual summer, where the sun shines brightly 250 days out of the year, -
where the nights are cool and pleasant - where the surroundings are picturesque and pleasing - is an ideal place
for all-the-year-round homes has been provided for this community.
Hope Ranch is divided into acreage plots of varying size. The lots are irregular in shape and laid out with
particular regard to the character of the land, its scenic outlook and the home site possibilities contained
therein. As a result of this care, each of these locations has a charming individuality.
In order to conserve the beauty of this property and insure a desirable neighborhood, suitable building
restrictions have been imposed. While not excessive, these are the guarantee that such buildings will best promote
the interests of the community as a whole.
Governed by a homeowners association since the early 1920s, the development of the property has benefited from the
oversight of an organization established to assure a unique quality of life. Those who have had the good fortune to
live in Hope Ranch will tell you that it is a place like no other.
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