San Luis Obispo Culture and Traditions
Located on the historic Righetti Ranch property, the Righetti community will provide a complete living environment by blending residential, retail and abundant recreational opportunities – all within a few minutes drive or cycle to Downtown San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly.
Every aspect of the Righetti master-planned community pays homage to the area’s history. Established as Righetti Ranch in 1939 by Allen & Yolanda Righetti, the property was originally a dairy farm.
San Luis Obispo was the leading dairy region in California between the 1870’s and the 1950’s and the industry contributed greatly to San Luis Obispo County’s economic success. The Righetti family was one of many Swiss-Italian families that migrated to the area and purchased small parcels of land to establish dairy farms. In the 1960’s, due to changing dairy regulations, the dairy herd was sold and replaced with beef cattle. Today Righetti family members still own, and live on, a portion of the original farm.
Within Righetti hiking, biking and jogging trails follow the natural contour of the hillside setting. A planned City Park will provide areas for active recreation and quiet contemplation. Small pocket parks and community gardens will offer areas to relax and commune with nature. All amenities are set against the beautiful rolling terrain with vistas of Islay Hill, Righetti Hill and the Santa Lucia Foothills. An inspired blend of amenities, open space, architectural quality and new home technology, Righetti, master-planned by Ambient Communities, is a haven for a healthier, more connected way of life.