Moving to Lompoc, CA

Known as the flower seed capital of the world, Lompoc is a small city in Santa Barbara County, California. The city has a population of 42,434 and is home to the Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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Lompoc History

The area that is now Lompoc was first inhabited by the Chumash Native Americans whom named the town after their word for “lagoon.” The land was next owned by Mexico, followed by the United States after the Mexican-American War. Finally, the land was sold to the Lompoc Valley Land Company and was established as a colony. Learn more about Lompoc History:

Lompoc Weather

Due to its location on the California coast, Lompoc has a coastal climate and is typically sunny, rarely sees snow, and only gets an average of 15 inches of rain a year. Learn more about Lompoc climate:

Lompoc Transportation

State Route 1, also known as the Pacific Coast Highway, runs through Lompoc. In nearby Surf Beach, Amtrak train service is offered at the Surf Amtrak Station. Bus service in Lompoc is provided by City of Lompoc Transit, Clean Air Express, and The Breeze Bus. Learn more about Lompoc transportation:

Cost of Living in Lompoc

While the cost of living in Lompoc is cheaper than the California state average, it still remains higher than the United States national average. See how far your budget will stretch in Lompoc:

Lompoc Schools

Lompoc’s public schools are run by Lompoc Unified School District. There are also several private schools and a community college in the city. Learn more about Lompoc schools:

Lompoc Hospitals

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is a general medical and  surgical facility in Lompoc. If you’re planning a move to Lompoc, it’s a good idea to know the medical resources available to you:

Lompoc Real Estate

The median sales price for a home in Lompoc is $293,500. For those looking to rent property, the median monthly rental price for property is $1,687. Use the following resources to find the best fit for you in Lompoc:

Lompoc Hotels

Lompoc offers several two and three star accommodations for visitors. Some favorites include O’Cairns Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express Lompoc, Hilton Embassy Suites, and Travelodge Lompoc. Find the best fit for you using the following resources:

Lompoc Restaurants

Due to its coastal location, it’s no surprise that seafood is a popular item in Lompoc. A few local favorite seafood restaurants include Alfie’s Fish & Chips, Nikka Fish, and Jalama Beach Café. For those who are not so fond of fish, there are a variety of other alternatives including Eddie’s Grill, Floriano’s Mexican Food, and Sissy’s Uptown Café. Browse all Lompoc restaurants:

Things to Do in Lompoc

There are plenty of attractions in Lompoc for just about any type of person. Beach bums can relax at Jalama Beach County Park and other nearby beaches. Lompoc Valley is saturated with wineries and wine venues for those that enjoy tastings and tours. There are also several parks to enjoy including the Return to Freedom American Wild Horse Sanctuary. Browse all Lompoc attractions: