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Welcome to Shea Homes at Rice Ranch
We're excited to introduce you to Shea Homes® at Rice Ranch, a central coast California community in Santa Barbara County. Rice Ranch offers you a nostalgic small-town feeling, scenic atmosphere, and the natural beauty of California's Wine Country. Step back in time when life was simple, without the hustle and bustle. Here you'll fall in love with nature and the smell of ocean breeze infused with sage that grows wild in the rolling hills. Shea Homes at Rice Ranch keeps you connected to fun, adventure, and unforgettable experiences.
Less than an hour north of Santa Barbara and just minutes from charming old-town Orcutt, this central location offers easy access to fine dining, a variety of shopping destinations, a wide array of art galleries and museums, local theatre and performing arts, a historic California Missions, miles of sandy beaches and the exceptional Central Coast wine country. Orcutt is known to be a great community to raise your family with its outstanding school district and educational program.
Shea Homes at Rice Ranch is rich with vistas of over 325 acres of rolling hillsides, oak-studded woodlands and grassy meadows typical of the region. The community also offers extensive walking, hiking and biking trails, and four parks, along with a 26-acre award-winning park and sports complex. This facility is nestled around an eco-corridor in a beautiful oak-studded canyon. The heart of the park features impressive vistas and descends toward a rustic bridge and a group picnic structure. These landmarks connect the little-league baseball and soccer fields, play areas, playground structures, off-leash dog parks for both large and small breeds, and picnic areas with BBQ grill and picnic tables. Restored open space areas have been replanted with native foliage to create a seamless transition to surrounding landscapes. Follow a network of multi-use trails that are perfect for hiking and biking and link to local and regional trail networks.