Welcome to Nipomo, a small city on the mesa in the southern area of San Luis Obispo County on the central coast of California. The name Nipomo is derived from a Chumash word, nepomah meaning “foot of the hill,” and Chumash were the original inhabitants of the area going back some 9,000 years.
Nipomo is the historical home of its founder, Captain William G. Dana whose descendants populated the area. His adobe house is being restored by the Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos and annual festivals and historical events are held here.
Today Nipomo is highly sought after for having one of the best micro climates in the country with an average year round temperature between 68-75. Orchards and flowers abound in and all around the city and one of the attractions is the Nipomo Native Gardens where a forest of native plants and trees are maintained by docents from the Nipomo Native Gardens Society. This 12-acre site is located between Pomeroy, Camino Caballo and Osage and features native plant communities endemic to the Nipomo Mesa and Nipomo Dunes.
Along the country roads throughout town are rows of thousands of blue gum eucalyptus trees that were planted here in 1908 in anticipation of developing a timber industry which never came to fruition. In addition to being known for stands of eucalyptus trees, Nipomo currently offers 57 holes of great golf: 3 nine hole courses in Blacklake and 30 holes in the 5-Star Golf Resort Community of Trilogy at Monarch Dunes.
An Establishment in Nipomo…
Attractions: Monarch Dunes Butterfly Habitat
Located in the beautiful 5 Star Golf Course Resort of Trilogy at Monarch dunes,
The Monarch Dunes Butterfly Habitat was once part of a 957 acre Tasmanian blue gum eucalyptus plantation in Nipomo, California, and has supported as many as 60,000 overwintering monarch butterflies. As part of the mitigation of the development of this parcel of land for homes, golf courses and a hotel resort complex, nineteen acres surrounding the historic aggregation area were identified as critical for its integrity and, in 2006, were preserved as a sanctuary for overwintering monarch butterflies, now known as the Monarch Dunes Butterfly Habitat.
Monarch Dunes Golf Course
Come to Trilogy at Monarch Dunes located in Nipomo, CA where world class golf abounds on this 18-hole world class golf course which is called: “The Old Course.” In addition to The Old Course, there is a 2nd course, called: “The Challenge Course” which offers 12 holes of golf befitting its name.
After a day of golf, stop into the Butterfly Grille for fine cuisine, creative specials all while overlooking the 18th green and spectacular fountain.
The Luffa Farm
Come and see how luffas grow at the Luffa Farm. These natural sponges grow like squash. Take a free tour and see all their products at the gift shop. Open Wed. to Sun. from 10am-4 pm, 1456 Willow Road.,www.theluffafarm.com, (805) 343-0883.
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Monarch Dunes Resale Specialist
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For all your home-buying/selling needs, Call Jean Morton, a local CA Realtor® since 1991 specializing in high-end luxury homes on the Central Coast and golf course community in Trilogy at Monarch Dunes. Affluent Lifestyles Available!