Why the Hollister Ranch?
Imagine a place so beautiful and untouched that it is hard to believe that it truly exists in today’s over crowded world. There is just one such place in all of California and it is The Hollister Ranch.
Hollister Ranch is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline on the entire west coast of North America. Located just 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara, the Ranch is the crown jewel of the Southern California coast. It was once a large over 15,000 acre cattle ranch that has now become the premier private stretch of undisturbed coast line that has evolved into the most unique residential ranch area around. Here there is 8.5 miles of virgin undisturbed beaches with tall bluffs, private coves, large points, sandstone ridges and open sandy beaches. It is a place of the most unique weather patterns in California because of the Ranch’s special location of being tucked on the lee ward side of Point Conception. This creates a dryer and offshore wind condition which can lead to sunnier, clearer and many times warmer conditions. Made up of grassy rolling hills, deep majestic canyons, large costal terraces, oak forests and long empty beaches, the Ranch is the only place left where one can still live the classic California beach lifestyle without all the crowds of today’s world.
The Hollister Ranch now fits the need of people today that long for the way life used to be. A life with more quality time in it. A lifestyle that isn’t forced to be on the hurried pace of today’s society. The Ranch has become a place where people are drawn to the clean air environment and wide open spaces. It provides people an escape from their daily frantic pace of life. A place to go re-charge their energy and enthusiasm for life. It is a place to spend alone time, or to be with your family and the special people in your life.
It is a place that it still looks and feels like it did thirty years ago where you can live the classic California beach lifestyle: having the summer barbeque with no one else around, walking on miles of empty beaches, surfing good waves in less crowded conditions, and fishing, windsurfing, kiting, hiking and biking up oak covered canyons. Once you discover how special this area is you become part of the group who want to preserve and protect it from the threats of the outside world. The Hollister Ranch means a lot of different things to the different people who know it. One thing it is to everyone, it is special and there is simply no other place like it. For Southern California it is one of the “last best places on our coast”.