Nipomo is located on a mesa that benefits from the coastal influences of the Pacific. Average annual temperature is 72 degrees. Nipomo is a Chumash Indian word that means "foot of the hills." The Chumash lived in this region for 9,000 years! Once only a stop for stagecoaches and pioneers, Nipomo has been known as farm community since the early 1900's. Unincorporated Nipomo has become a growing community and has a beautiful, thriving golf-course neighborhood at Monarch Dunes.