Lompico Leaves Its Bad Reputation Behind

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Small Felton community aims to correct 30 year old stereotype with first ever community web site, Lompico.org.

The small Felton community of Lompico today announced it’s first ever web presence (http://www.Lompico.org) aimed at dispelling its 30-year-old stereotype of being a rowdy neighborhood.

Lompico’s stereotype of being a rowdy neighborhood was levied on the community in the 60s and 70s when famous rock stars such as Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia and Hot Tuna played to large, boisterous crowds at the Lompico Community Center next to Lompico Creek. These community concerts attracted large crowds from all over Santa Cruz County that resulted in media coverage portraying Lompico as a hotbed of disorder, instead of the sleepy, creek side community of 500 homes that it is. While the Lompico Community Center changed over the years into the family focused Lompico Park, Lompico’s reputation, until today, has not.

Lompico.org dispels Lompico’s 30-year-old rowdy stereotype by explaining what the community of Lompico is really like and why Lompico residents have chosen to make it their home. It details the area’s extensive list of outdoor activities and attractions, its great quality of life, its miles of running and biking trails, its excellent fishing, kayaking and boating on Santa Cruz County’s largest lake, local parks for relaxing summer picnics, as well as some of Santa Cruz County’s most affordable houses.

Lompico.org is a valuable resource to current and prospective residents as it details all the outdoor activities of the area, local attractions, local accommodation for when friends and family come to visit, Lompico's history, school district information, neighborhood facts and figures, local weather, local services, neighborhood associations that have dedicated their efforts to making Lompico the best community in all of Santa Cruz County and a move-in checklist to help new residents get a jump start on living here.

“I created Lompico.org because I wanted to give back to my community,” said Lompico resident and Lompico.org Webmaster, Brendan Monahan. “When I moved into Lompico in 2001, I was extremely proud of my find but shocked by the response of non-Lompico residents, ‘YOU MOVED FROM SILICON VALLEY TO WHERE?’ I just got tired of people slandering my neighborhood and decided to do something about it, so I created Lompico.org.”

About Lompico

Lompico is a small community of 500 homes located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the San Lorenzo Valley in North Santa Cruz County, California. Founded in 1927, the community is located in a 100 year old coast redwood forest, nestled around the scenic Lompico Creek, with the largest lake in all of Santa Cruz County on its Western side and a quaint, smaller lake on it's Eastern side. Two parks within Lompico provide the perfect setting for weekend picnics, fishing trips, kayaking and miles of hiking and running trails. Lompico is located 25 miles from Silicon Valley and 10 miles from the beaches of Santa Cruz. The community provides a rural charm and a great quality of life that is quickly disappearing throughout the rest of California. Learn more about Lompico at http://www.Lompico.org.

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