Life on the Ridge
Welcome to Rancho Monte Alegre. Elevated on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean, discover miles of pristine natural beauty, breathtaking mountain vistas, endless ocean views, and waterfalls. This is Rancho Monte Alegre, an exclusive new community of custom ranch style home sites on 3,000 acres of unspoiled coastal foothills just minutes from Santa Barbara. Enjoy serene, secluded living among abundant native flora and fauna, natural creeks and waterfalls, private hiking and horse trails, and expansive groves of avocados, lemons and olives.
With development limited to just 16 carefully selected ocean- view ranch estates ranging from 40 to 200 acres, it’s a rare opportunity to design your ideal home—and lifestyle—
on one of the last untouched locations along California’s coveted Central Coast.
Rustic Serenity Just Minutes from City Living
Covering 3,000 acres on a historical 19th century ranch and surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest, Rancho Monte Alegre extends from low-lying orchards and agricultural lands to a ridgetop with magnificent coastal views. It feels worlds away from city living, yet the exceptional dining, retail and cultural attractions of Carpinteria, Montecito, and Santa Barbara are just minutes from your door. California’s picturesque Central Coast beaches, including Rincon and Padaro, line the Pacific Coast Highway, less than two miles away
A Rich and Remarkable History
First inhabited centuries ago by the Chumash Indians and later developed as a lemon and avocado farm in the late 1800s, Rancho Monte Alegre became a gathering place for many of California’s social elite. This historic site was once a legendary getaway for the Hollywood elite of the golden era, attracting fabled celebrities such as John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and Gene Autry.
Authentic Living in the Coastal Foothills
- Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands and Santa Barbara coastline
- More than 2,000 acres of permanent nature preserve
- Miles of private hiking and
horse trails that connect far into Los Padres National Forest*
- Pristine creeks, waterfalls and “mineral bath” swimming holes
- Retreat stations by creek, waterfalls and trails
• Sprawling lemon, avocado, and coffee orchards
• Abundant wildlife including eagles, hawks, quail, bobcats and deer
• Private helicopter pad and landing area
• Ocean-view equestrian center with covered arena, barns and saloon*
• Nature-viewing platforms
• Yoga/meditation center by creek and water
A Short Drive to Cultural Sophistication
Enjoy the perfect balance of idyllic privacy and cultural exploration at Rancho Monte Alegre. Less than ten minutes away, Santa Barbara and Montecito offer world-class attractions, including art galleries, music, opera, dance, theater, premier hotels and the historic Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. Fine dining, diverse restaurants and top-notch wineries abound alongside stylish boutiques and specialty shops. Savor the beauty of California’s beautiful beaches just minutes from home, including the exclusive Padaro Beach and Rincon, a world- renowned surf spot.
Design Your Ideal Home on a Private Estate
With ranch sizes ranging from 40 to 200 acres, Rancho Monte Alegre offers you the opportunity to build a home and family retreat that is unparalleled on the California coast and uniquely yours. Capture stunning ocean views from every room, create
a backdrop of spectacular mountain vistas and design inviting spaces that flow naturally from indoors to out.
Architectural styles reflect the coastal California climate and readily available indigenous material. Choose from a menu of styles designed to complement and preserve the natural surroundings, including modern California farmhouse, Mediterranean, Spanish and traditional farmhouse.
Beyond your door, each expansive lot offers countless possibilities. Cultivate orchards of avocados, coffee, lemons or grapes. Raise horses and enjoy miles of private trails.
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