Springtime in California Valley: Don't Miss the Wildflower Show

Real Estate Agent with I serve buyers and sellers everywhere in San Luis Obispo County BRE #01839596

In San Luis Obispo County, we've been blessed with well over normal rainfall this past two months. What this means is that the surrounding mountains look like the green hills of Ireland (and will for the next month or two), and that we are hatching a fantastic wildflower show. It will be especially beautiful in California Valley.


California Valley is a remote, serene, untouched area on our eastern border with Kern County, and home to the Carrizo Plains National Monument--the most recently created monument in the federal system. Whooping cranes migrate to Soda Lake, Tule elk inhabit the plains, and all manner of smaller critters live here as well.

The community of California Valley consists of about 500 hardy souls who live here for the solitude, silence, and serenity . . . and also because it's a great, inexpensive place to establish a farm or ranch. Weather here approximates "real" weather: hot summers, Indian-summer autumns, cold winters with a dusting of snow every so often, and enough rainfall to create a glorious cloud of wildflowers during the spring months. Starting in February and extending through April or early May, there is a succession of beautiful blooms of all kinds. Come for the day and spend the night camping out among the stars. With no light or air pollution, the skies are sparkling and you can count a million stars.

There are a number of vacant parcels available in California Valley, but there is nothing currently available that equals my full-fledged family farm, listed at $199,000. I've got tons of photos, lots of information, so give me a call! Best of all, the owners will carry with 20% down (only 10% cash) at a good interest rate for up to 20 years. Click on my link to this listing in a previous blog, then call me at 805-235-2351 with any questions.


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Sonsie Conroy             
CA Lic. No. 01839596
Keller Williams Central Coast Realty
San Luis Obispo, CA
Cell: 805-235-2351
Email: sconroy@slonet.org

Comments (5)

Deena Cottingham
GreenApple Staging & Images, Calgary Staging & Photography - Calgary, AB
Home Stager & Photographer

Gorgeous photos! Sounds like an idyllic place to live for those looking to get away from it all.

Feb 08, 2010 01:54 AM
Sonsie Conroy
I serve buyers and sellers everywhere in San Luis Obispo County - San Luis Obispo, CA
Energetic, Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable Realtor

Why, thank you, Deena! I need to go back out there soon and will take more photos during this year's wildflower show. When you are out there, you are definitely "away from it all"...75 miles, to be exact! :-)


Feb 08, 2010 03:11 AM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

This is going to be an amazing show this year!  We have had more than our normal share of rain too!  I may actually have to drive out into the desert!  Haven't seen amazing desert blooms in years!

Feb 09, 2010 10:11 AM
Sonsie Conroy
I serve buyers and sellers everywhere in San Luis Obispo County - San Luis Obispo, CA
Energetic, Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable Realtor

Right now, we've had over 25" of rain, when the normal for an entire season is about 18". We still have a couple of months to go when we can get rain...we might even hit 30"!

My son, who lives in Las Vegas, tells me that you folks have had more than your usual share as well. I bet the desert will be glowing soon with all sorts of flowers that haven't bloomed for years. I hope you get a chance to drive out and enjoy them!

Feb 09, 2010 04:11 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I like the sound of this place, and the pictures are beautiful.

Feb 14, 2010 07:12 PM