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Today I have released the latest feature to my website! Visitors can now get a home valuation report just by adding the address of the property in question. This is a great tool for both buyers and sellers.
Stroll through paths filled with nature’s bounty on San Luis Obispo County real estate. At the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden taking time to smell the flowers is effortless. Guests find themselves surrounded by endless gardens separated into themes but connected as seamlessly as a perfect painting. Water conservation is paramount in the gardens with the flora and fauna consisting of many drought tolerant species of plants.
The Present Garden represents plants thriving in different climates around the world. Walking along is almost like taking a hike through international terrains. Time spent in the Life Celebration Garden is reflective. Sculptures inspired by the element of flowing water provide a sense of serenity. Benches are thoughtfully scattered to encourage contemplation. Medal medallions bear the name of cherished loved ones who have passed on allowing their memories to go on living. Designed to resist wildfires, the Fire Safe Garden features an architectural structure created to protect against devastation. This forward thinking concept may become the model for future landscaping efforts. The Children’s Garden teaches them how to make their garden grow. Here a mission of “education through exploration” focus on helping hands in the garden beds. Kids can come out grab a spade and spend some time digging in the dirt. The Future Garden is still in the works. Planners are thinking big with a meditation garden, amphitheater, and demonstration garden proposed. Young people are the future gardeners of San Luis Obispo County real estate.
Events in the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden are fun and fancy free. Regular visitors can learn secrets of the garden during the Founder's Walk And Talk. During the first Tuesday of the month from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. complimentary guided tours are offered with insight into the workings of the grounds. Weekends are extra special with Saturday In The Garden programs. On select Saturdays lectures, workshops and children’s events are held. Other events marking the calendar include craft classes, cooking demonstrations, and plant sales.
Take a look at the garden’s plant database. Residents can learn all about what to plant in their own San Luis Obispo County property landscapes. List of ideas abound for borders, trees, plants that attract butterflies and birds as well as those that are drought tolerant, deer and fire ant resistant.
Learn the history of the surfing revolution on North San Diego County real estate. The California Surf Museum located in Carlsbad highlights key moments and movements in the sport. Locals living in North San Diego County often hit the beach and then take in the sights on the property. Permanent exhibits mix with rotating shows and special events.
Touring the History of Surfboards is a must for all those hanging ten. From the wooden longboards stemming from Polynesia to the current and masterful boards of today, a chronology showcases the transformation. A sister exhibit highlights the history of the skateboard as well. Surfers can learn to predict the swells of the surf by soaking up information in the Where’s the Surf Display? The Coastal Data Information Program keeps a watch on waves and beaches throughout the United States. Surfing Champion Eddie Aikau is honored with his own exhibit. The original Waikiki lifeguard, Aikau is credited with saving hundreds of lives in Hawaii. Learn all about his history here. Other regular showings include The Evolution of The Fin, Body Surfing and Handplanes and The Perfect Spot.
A favorite Long term exhibit is Courageous Inspiration: Bethany Hamilton. This young surfer's brave story has touched millions of surfers and non surfers alike. Here her shark bitten surfboard and other items tell the tale of her perseverance and will to succeed.
Special events for the North San Diego County real estate property are found on their facebook page. Fun times include movie nights, lectures, exhibit openings and book signings. The annual fundraising gala gathers locals together to talk surf, mingle and enjoy one another.
The museum grounds are located at 312 Pier View Way in Carlsbad. Hours of operation are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays. Weekends are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come check out those that shaped the world of surfing and learn something new.
Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home sold and so much more. We’d love to invite you to do the same!
You can sign up here to receive your own market report, delivered as often as you like! It contains current information on pending, active and just sold properties so you can see actual homes in your neighborhood. You can review your area on a larger scale, as well, by refining your search to include properties across the city or county. As you notice price and size trends, please contact us for clarification or to have any questions answered.
We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.