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Living an Active Life at Rice Ranch in Santa Barbara Wine Country

Most people today spend a lot of time sitting, and that means folks are gearing up to be more active in their daily lives. Luckily, living an active lifestyle doesn’t require a gym membership. And in Santa Barbara wine country, it doesn’t even require being inside!

Getting regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health. It lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and certain cancers. It can also help control stress, improve sleep, boost mood, keep weight in check, and reduce the risk of falling and improve cognitive function in older adults. Regular physical activity helps the body function better – it keeps heart disease, diabetes, and a host of other diseases at bay, and is a key component for losing weight.

Harvard School of Public Health

Life at Rice Ranch

Moving more, and being more active is easy at The Meadows and The Groves at Rice Ranch, a new home development in Orcutt, California. It’s Santa Barbara County’s only Master Planned Community, with executive homes, oak tree-lined streets, a gated community, and private access to active lifestyle amenities. Nestled against 580 acres of open space, it provides the sanctuary when you need it, and the lifestyle when you want it.

Rice Ranch hiking and biking trails surround this lush community, the Orcutt Community Park & Sports Complex is adjacent to our homes, and there are 10 Public Golf Courses within 20 Miles of Rice Ranch that offer year-round play, with scenic views ranging from the mountains to the ocean.

The Summit Club: Living an Active Life at Rice Ranch, Santa Barbara Wine Country

Rice Ranch also includes The Summit Club, offering recreation, relaxation, healthy living, and community. with private access for residents. You can enjoy staying active right on the property.


Hiking: Living an Active Life at Rice Ranch, Santa Barbara Wine Country
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Whether you want to walk in nature, run on a dirt path, or hike an incline, there are tons of options within 30 minutes of your door at Rice Ranch. You can find easy hikes for a quick break, flat hikes and trails with lush scenery. There are trails with rivers and views of the ocean, as well as routes through forests, over lakes and even some for off-roading. Most trails also allow dogs on-leash.

See more info about hiking near Orcutt, CA here.


Cycling: Living an Active Life at Rice Ranch, Santa Barbara Wine Country
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Santa Barbara wine country is famous for cycling, and draws thousands of cyclists to the area throughout the year. You may have seen various races, tours, stages and time trails here, on our scenic and popular routes. You can fun long, challenging rides and fun, casual rides with the family, with a large group or just a few on an electric bike through small towns and verdant vineyards.

See more info about cycling near Orcutt, CA here.


Golfing: Living an Active Life at Rice Ranch, Santa Barbara Wine Country
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Get ready for cool ocean breezes, warm sunshine, picturesque scenery and challenging terrain with your golf buddies. You can play a round of golf, regardless of season, at any of the Central Coast’s highly-rated public courses. And without the crowds!

See more info about golfing near Orcutt, CA here.

The Summit Club

Living an Active Life at Rice Ranch, Santa Barbara Wine Country

Get even closer to home while you’re active at The Summit Club! Besides a refreshing swim at the pool (and soak in the hot tub), there’s plenty of space to bring your own games and sports equipment with the family. There’s also the Italian-turned-wine-country game of Bocce Ball, which is a social game, played with balls in an outdoor lane or court. There’s plenty of time for wine and laughter! And, much sure to brush up on your pickle ball and yoga skills.

Living an Active Life at Rice Ranch, Santa Barbara Wine Country

The following Summit Club activities are available:

  • Pool & Hot Tub With Outdoor Shower
  • Two Bocce Ball Courts
  • Two Full-Size Pickle Ball Courts
  • Half-Size Basketball Court
  • Yoga Studio / Exercise Facility
  • Multi-Purpose Activity Room
  • Exercise Trail Stations
  • Recreation Lawns

See more about The Summit Club at Rice Ranch here.

Welcome to The Meadows and The Groves at Rice Ranch, where location, luxury, and lifestyle become one. And a healthy, active lifestyle, comes with it, whether you’re indoors at our spacious Summit Club, or outdoors at all the wonderful venues and locations Santa Barbara wine country has to offer.

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