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Hollister Ranch Real Estate

Hollister Ranch is a development unlike any other in the county of Santa Barbara. Located 30 miles north of Santa Barbara along 9 miles of the California coast, the Hollister Ranch is a private residential community, a pristine nature conservancy, and an historic cattle ranch all in one. With all that it offers, Hollister Ranch presents one of the most remarkable real estate opportunities in the greater Santa Barbara area.

The 14,000+ acres that comprise the Ranch were originally acquired by the Hollister family in 1869 from descendants of the Ortega family, who had received the Rancho Nuestra Señora del Refugio land grant from the Spanish government in 1794. The 20th century has seen its backcountry become a successful cattle ranch operation, while its coastline became a surfer’s haven in the 1950’s and 60’s. In 1971 the land was subdivided into 136 one-hundred acre+ parcels, and in the intervening years approximately 90 homes have been built. Residents share a common vision for the care of the land, abiding by the Hollister Ranch Owners Association’s very specific and thorough Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions. These CCR’s preserve the natural beauty, integrity, and biodiversity of the land and shoreline for generations to come.

Hollister Ranch encourages its community spirit through shared spaces, including the long, sandy beach, three cabaña areas, hiking trails, and equestrian pathways. There are also annual social events such as the spring cattle roundup and parties at the historic Hollister House. Of all the amenities offered by Hollister Ranch, most renowned is the natural playground of one of the surrounding area’s best and most exclusive surf breaks. Residents are also not far from the other amenities and attractions of nearby cities. Buellton, the gateway to Santa Barbara’s wine country, is just 12 miles north from the gatehouse, while Goleta is 25 miles south and Santa Barbara is 30. Schools nearby include Vista De Las Cruces School (K-8) 3 miles to the north, Santa Ynez Valley High School, and Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, as well as many excellent private schools and homeschooling networks.

Get in touch with Daniel Zia to learn more about the unique and beautiful properties available at Hollister Ranch. You can reach him by phone (805-637-7148) or email. As an experienced Hollister Ranch Real Estate Agent, Daniel would be happy to discuss whether the remarkable Hollister Ranch lifestyle is right for you.