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Central Coast Climate - 9/19/2008
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Daneen
Lompoc, CA

The weather here in Lompoc is pleasantly mild. During the fall season (September through November) is typically warm until about noonish. There is a very dependable ocean breeze which sweeps in from Surf Beach around 12:30pm every day, like clockwork. Because we are no more than a couple of miles from the sea, we have a cooler range of temperature throughout the day. Around this time of year and into winter, the nights are chilly but not too much so. You can bundle up in your favorite coat and walk up Nob Hill to enjoy the beautiful decorations the more wealthy put up every Christmas. During the summer, Jalama Beach is a terrific place to go to cool off, catch some rays, and enjoy delicious food. Plus, it's only a very short drive down highway 1 south, and a gorgeous scenic 14 mile drive through the hills surrounding Lompoc. All in all, Lompoc is a climatically wonderful place to live, especially if you like to beat the heat.

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Eli
Lompoc, CA

It's not bad AT ALL - 11/3/2014

The issues people bring up with Lompoc (gangs/crime) are issues that are inevitable in most cities. I have lived here on and off (mostly on) for the past 37 years and have never experienced anything related to serious crime and neither have any of my family members, which I have a lot of. If you hang out with bad people then you are more likely to be a victim of crime, if you hang out with decent people then you will be fine here. It's not perfect but there are much worse places out there. There is so much to do nearby if you enjoy the outdoors (running, biking, hiking, surfing etc). If you're a mall rat then you will be bored here. If you're looking for a variety of nightlife then you might be bored here too. If you like to just go out and have a drink every now and then with regular folks then you should be ok here. I just moved back from 8 years in LA and while I have to say that I now love LA, I don't regret coming back to Lompoc to raise my kids closer to family. I love being back.

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Ernest E
Lompoc, CA

Moving to Loving TEXAS - 6/30/2014

I do not have much to say, since I just now found this site!

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David
Lompoc, CA

local climate - 6/28/2014

Lompoc's climate is greatly affected by the pacific ocean. generally mild and cool with almost no need for air conditioning (cooling). the summers high temperatures are usually in the 70's and 80's with a week or so of near 100's. during the summer the marine layer can blanket the city overnight and into the late mornings. the winters high temperatures are usually in the 50's and 60's. very rarely do the winter low temperatures drop below the 20's. the marine layer rarely blankets the city from fall to spring.

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Craig

Great place to raise kids...... - 5/26/2013

Skools and folks is great in Lompoc California. Me and my old lady selected dis place for this very reesin. We dun looked at other plases were they aint got a lot of colored folks, but move here from Bakersfeeld to git away from the blacks. The low crime, and affordable trailer parks, is great two. Set up grub stakes in lompoc and plan on retirein hear. If u r tinkin about movin here, go for it....!!

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Robin
Lompoc, CA

Cebtral Coast Living - 3/15/2013

The central coast of California is one of the best places to live in the world. The climate is great, the people are friendly, and there is plenty to do for the whole family.

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Paola
Lompoc, CA

School transportation - 1/23/2013

Hello, my name is Paola, I'm a mother of six kids and a wife. We recently moved back to Lompoc and I'm not in the greatest situation money wise. The reason for this comment is to ask or somehow find out why Lompoc has no school transportation for kids in Elementary. We live on F street and my kids were asighned to attend Clarents Ruth Elementary wich is on W street, the walk alone is verry stressful for my older kids as well as for the smaler ones, we don't have the money for a car or for publick transportation and as we walk to school there are so many other children walking long distances too, I think that adding school transportation for kids that are so far from school would be a good investment in this city, we as parents want our kids to be able to get a good education and to be able to do that, they have to be able to attend to school and for the city of Lompoc not to be able to offer that to our children is verry dissapionting and it hurts all of us because our children are the future of this world. If theres someone that can do something about this matter, we would realy appreciated. Lompoc is affordable but there are things that need to be done for the future of our kids. Sinc a mother that wants the best for our kids Paola

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Kathleen
Lompoc, CA

I like Lompoc - 4/19/2012

I have lived in Lompoc for over 40 years and think it is a wonderful place to live! The weather is mild, it's a great location and there is always something to do. I agree that there are not many things for young people to do if they are not into sports, school, church activities, the outdoors, surfing, biking, clubs, theater, history or helping others. Unfortunitly people from neighboring cities, who have never stepped foot in Lompoc, have chosen to exagerate the bad things about Lompoc. The unemployment rate seems to be high until you look at the big picture......the rate is only calculated from within the city limits, when you count, the very close unincorperated areas, you will find that the unemployment rate is actually one of the lowest in the county!

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Ned
Santa Barbara, CA

Probably one of the worst small towns you could li - 6/21/2010

I saw a lot o other reviews for Lompoc. But few of them really explained why it is so hard to live here. Here's the things you REALLY need to know. Rent is generally cheap in comparison to most areas on the central coast, but it is not significantly cheaper than neighboring Santa Maria which has far more jobs, but you will be competing with a VERY large primarily hispanic population. There are only three good options for employment in the area. As another review said, one is the base, another the federal penitentiary, and the casino/resort in the nearby Santa Ynez Valley. With 14% unemployment, the competition is fierce for the relatively few jobs. Apart from that, the majority of businesses in the town are food service liquor stores and a few retail stores. Most of the retail businesses that have tried to establish roots in the community have left within 5 years. The majority of businesses are local small business owners who employ usually less than 20 people. Those few jobs tend to be carefully parceled out to known members of the community and their children who have lived in the town for several generations. In other words, if you're an outsider hoping of working your way up at some small little shop, think again. The opportunity has probably been guaranteed to a local, fresh out of high school kid. Because their are no really good employers or large businesses in the town, most businesses are quick to offer the minimum wage of $8.00 for entry level positions. As others have said, there is really nothing to do in the town. The nightlife consists of a few bars and their regulars. Most businesses close by 9pm. The city leaders have literally fought and scared away big businesses in a attempt to preserve what is referred to as "small town charm" or "local flavor". In the current economy, the result is a town crippled by outrageous unemployment, homes that are worth less than what is owed on them, and a glut of commercial real estate that has sits unused for years, some even decades. This is not the place you want to start or build your life. It might be an okay place to end it.

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Bob
Redding, CA

Fire your reporter! - 4/24/2010

Your zip code is the federal pen!

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Bob
Redding, CA

Go Do Your homework - 4/24/2010

Lompoc's zip code is 93436. It's population is close to 60,000. A home on average is $200,000. I was born there. crime is high with a federal pen. within city limits. Prisons bring the scumb of the world to your town. Crips, Bloods, drugs, street walkers...think again about this being a nice place. It's a nice place to be FROM!

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LIz
Charlotte, NC

Don't Move Here - 3/2/2010

Worst experience in my life even the police hate it here

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Mel
Lompoc, CA

Crime in Lompoc - 2/15/2010

There is a lot of crime in Lompoc, California. Not only crimes such as drugs, gangs, murder, shootings, etc, but a lot of property crimes such as people storing tons of junk cars, trucks, boats, motor homes, campers, etc on their front lawns which is illegal and makes the neighborhood look terrible. They store this junk on the streets, too. And they store basketball hoops in the streets and they play basketball all day long in the streets with their children and grandchildren. This is not only illegal and a danger to people but it very annoying to hear the basketballs bouncing all day long and everyone running around and screaming and yelling. People have a lot of other violations such as fences that are too high and sheds that are too close to the property line, etc. They park in red zones and on the wrong side of the street and there are hundreds of vehicles with no front license plate which is illegal and no one seems to do anything about any of this. The police and everyone else just drive by all this stuff and do nothing. They want you to turn these people in before they will do anything and make you put your name, address, phone number, etc on the complaint form but this could just lead to those people trying to hurt you and committing crimes against you and your property.

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Kolleen
Clifton Park, NY

Little isolated town - 11/25/2009

I am not surprised to see no one has wrote about this town I currently live in. I do not have family in this town so I believe that I am bias against the town. It is a very family oriented place to live. Many parks, mostly small family owned business's, with little to barely nothing for a someone who is single in their twenties. Beautiful weather hardly ever rains with a nice breeze off the pacific. Just wish it was not so far away from more civilization. Very very slow pace town, people take their time to do everything!

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Jason
Lompoc, CA

Lompoc, California - 2/12/2009

Lompoc is a small town with very few decent paying job opportunities if you're not employed with Vandenberg Air Force Base or the contractors that provide support for the base. The city also seems to be a haven for people who used to live and work in Santa Barbara, but can't afford the high cost of living in Santa Barbara anymore-many Lompoc residents commute to Santa Barbara for work and return to Lompoc at night. The city also seems to push away a lot of potential growth opportunities just so that certain members of the community can maintain the city's small-town image. In addition, a large portion (20-25%) of the city relies on public assistance (i.e illegal aliens from Mexico and other central american countries). On the positive note, it does have a small town atmosphere that is peaceful if you stay away from the low-income neighborhoods where illegal immigrants congregate. In addition, gas and rent prices are generally cheaper than the neigboring city of Santa Maria.

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Krickett
Lompoc, CA

Beautiful temperate climate. - 2/10/2009

I've lived in this area my entire 49 years and have heard the same basic weather report for about 90% of it. It goes something like this: Night and morning low fog and clouds clearing to the 70s (winter, fall, spring)and to the 80s (summer). Yes it has caused difficulty with drought in years past it isn't a consistent problem but can be serious when it does occur.

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mary
Tampa, FL

CANT BELIEVE IT - 11/28/2008

I was born in lompoc in 1964, finished high school there and back then the crime was not that bad. my mother was murdered ther in 1968/1969 but still yet the crime was not all that bad. i cant believe the things i read and hear about LOMPOC

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Daneen
Lompoc, CA

Central Coast Climate - 9/19/2008

The weather here in Lompoc is pleasantly mild. During the fall season (September through November) is typically warm until about noonish. There is a very dependable ocean breeze which sweeps in from Surf Beach around 12:30pm every day, like clockwork. Because we are no more than a couple of miles from the sea, we have a cooler range of temperature throughout the day. Around this time of year and into winter, the nights are chilly but not too much so. You can bundle up in your favorite coat and walk up Nob Hill to enjoy the beautiful decorations the more wealthy put up every Christmas. During the summer, Jalama Beach is a terrific place to go to cool off, catch some rays, and enjoy delicious food. Plus, it's only a very short drive down highway 1 south, and a gorgeous scenic 14 mile drive through the hills surrounding Lompoc. All in all, Lompoc is a climatically wonderful place to live, especially if you like to beat the heat.

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JB.
Lompoc, CA

Lompoc living - 8/7/2008

Lived here since 1963.This place had a good history,but now its overrun with mexicans! If your into drugs then this place will work for you. Do not bring kids here! There is nothing for kids to do.(they could join a gang) One policy of the Lompoc police dept is to issue tickets to people who look like they can afford them!!

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John
Lompoc, CA

Nice cool climat - 7/23/2008

We have lived here since 1980. Although the town has grown and become much more Hispanic than when we arrived, the one real positive for us is the climate. It is usually cool, sometimes too cool and foggy. The brisk wind keeps any smog out but does blow the dirt from the fields around town. Decent employment can be found in just a few areas: the Air Force Base, the Federal Prisons, and the City/County. Better paying jobs are located 45 minutes away in the Goleta-Santa Barbara area. Home prices have dropped dramatically in the past two years so this is a good opportunity to buy. All-in-all, I stil like Lompoc but if I were raising children now, I would look further north in San Luis Obispo County. Schools here are overcrowded with children of illegals which has had a negative impact on the economy.

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craig
Lompoc, CA

Regular town near great things - 2/13/2008

Lompoc is a decent little town that can go much futher with it's assets. The Santa Rita hills wine region grows some of the "hot" wines from the central coast, "Seasmoke", is grown and produced here. The Pinot Noir, made so well known from the movie "Sideways", is teh regions speicalty.

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