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Santa Barbara’s Hope Ranch

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Blog Posts, Featured Properties, Lifestyle | Comments Off on Santa Barbara’s Hope Ranch

Hope Ranch is a Santa Barbara community most of us are incredibly fond of. Its lushly landscaped trails and private roads make it one of Santa Barbara’s most desirable areas of Santa Barbara. In 1861, Thomas Hope purchased the land for a total of only $8,000. Mr. Hope felt that the land is the ideal spot for herding his sheep to make uniforms for soldiers fighting in the Civil War. After Hope’s passing in 1876, the land property was bought by the Southern Pacific Railroad for $250,000. After plans to build a luxury resort fell through, the land was bought up again by Harold Chase in 1923. Chase installed roads and bridle trails before proceeding with the development of a residential community. Instead of building each estate himself, Chase decided on selling lots to people who wished to construct...

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Santa Barbara Polo

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Blog Posts, Lifestyle | Comments Off on Santa Barbara Polo

There is nothing like a warm summer afternoon at a polo match. The excitement of the game and the view over the field is a combination for an afternoon of fun. We are blessed to have the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet club in our very own backyard. The Polo Club showcases three world renowned polo fields, eight tennis courts, fitness center and pool. Established in 1911, the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club is the third oldest polo facility in the United States. The polo club is world renowned for its lush fields and international outdoor competition. The Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club offers Sunday polo games from May through October.  Game times are 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. For more information please contact the club at (805) 684 – 6683 or visit...

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Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Blog Posts, Lifestyle | Comments Off on “Glamping”

  Many of us know of “glamping” from the show The Real Housewives of Orange County. However, “glamping” has become more common as summer nights begin to warm up. The warmer weather brings out a desire to stay outside and sleep beneath the stars. This can all be done, even without leaving all modern luxuries at home. El Capitan Canyon resort is a mere 20 miles north of Santa Barbara. Located in a seaside pocket on 300 plus acres on the picturesque Pacific coast. The lodging experience at El Capitan Canyon was created for those who have the desire to totally unwind and relax amongst natural beauty. Enjoy services and amenities typically found in a traditional resort in the middle of an outdoor oasis. El Capitan Canyon offers outdoor activities throughout the summer including biking, golfing, jeep tours and...

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Jack Johnson to Come to the Arlington Theater

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Blog Posts, Lifestyle | Comments Off on Jack Johnson to Come to the Arlington Theater

Once a Santa Barbara local himself, Jack Johnson announced that he will be playing at the Arlington Theater in October. Hi sixth album, From Here To Now To You, will be released on September 17. The tour is to begin in Europe and then return to the United States. Johnson and band will be performing in some of the most beautiful and intimate theaters, including the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara. Johnson will donate 100% of his tours profits to charity. The Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara is architecturally stunning. From the detailed exterior to the exquisite interior, the Arlington is a truly amazing Santa Barbara Landmark. The theater was built in 1931 on the site of the Arlington Hotel that was demolished after the 1925 earthquake. The Arlington is currently the largest movie theater and principal performing arts...

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Alma Del Pueblo

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Blog Posts, Featured Properties, Lifestyle | Comments Off on Alma Del Pueblo

Downtown Santa Barbara is about to welcome its very first public market. Alma del Pueblo is a unique space filled with 15 boutique stores selling artisanal food and wine in a farmers’ market type of environment. The Pasta Shoppe, Enjoy Cupcakes, Belcampo Meat Co., and Rori’s Artisanal Creamery are a few of the merchants to join the marketplace. The developer, Marge Cafarelli, announced that the project is set to open its doors in September. On the residential side of the development, there will be 37 one and two bedroom condos, most of which overlooking the marketplace. Prices begin at $840,000 and go up to $2.6 million. Buyers will also have access to two communal areas, a rooftop clubroom, a private garden terrace, wine storage, electric- car charging stations, a BBQ, and underground parking. For more information on this exciting...

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