A 41-year local resident, Jimela Bewley is uniquely qualified to manage every aspect of your Central Coast real estate transaction. Jimela possesses intimate knowledge of virtually every street, neighborhood and city in her territory; and she is expertly familiar with the many challenges inherent in a market that is both coastal and mountainous. Jimela also has an extensive background in real estate finance, making her an extremely well-rounded agent. In short, Jimela is equipped to handle every type of transaction!
Customer satisfaction is paramount to Jimela. She achieves lasting relationships by listening before speaking (understanding clients' needs saves time and money), providing expertise and accountability, possessing a "can do" attitude, leveraging technology and offering added value, energy and enthusiasm.
Jimela is an active member of the California Bureau of Real Estate, National Association of Realtors, and Pismo Coast Association of Realtors.
When she's not with clients, you will find Jimela enjoying time with her husband and two children cooking, running, hiking or taking a stroll on one of the Central Coasts beautiful beaches.
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Jimela Bewley BRE 01373241
Keller Williams Central Coast
350 James Way
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
San Luis Obispo is located midway between San Jose and Los Angeles on the Central Coast. Founded in 1772 by Spanish Fr. Junipero Serra, San Luis Obispo is one of California's oldest communities. The city, referred to locally as "SLO", "SLOtown", "S.L.O." and "San Luis", is the county seat of San Luis Obispo County and is adjacent to California Polytechnic State University. It has been referred to as "the happiest city in America" by Oprah Winfrey and the National Geographic book "Thrive" by Dan Buettner. The population was 45,119 at the 2010 census.
San Luis Obispo is an outdoor enthusiasts' mecca. The coastline and foothills offer an incredibly diverse number of activities including surfing, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, mountain biking, road cycling, rock climbing, boating, fishing, trail running and more - all within just a few minutes of downtown SLO.
San Luis Obispo is widely known for Farmers' Market. Every Thursday night, Farmers' Market is held on five downtown blocks of Higuera Street. The streets are closed to traffic, making for a great night of strolling downtown for fresh produce and local fare. Farmers' Market is also a great time for tourists to check out Bubblegum Alley: a 15-foot high and 70-foot long alley lined with chewed gum left by passers-by.
San Luis Obispo is a dynamic real estate market with home styles to suit everyone. SLO features California Bungalows, Victorians, Spanish, Craftsman, Modern, mixed-use projects and newer tract developments for families looking for the conveniences inherent in planned communities. There are also sprawling horse properties, wine estates and working ranches spread all over San Luis Obispo County.
Just north of Pismo Beach, Shell Beach is quintessential central coast. Rugged ocean-front cliffs create a dramatic backdrop to a charming little beach town only minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo. Most Shell Beach homes are a quick walk to the ocean and the area provides a diversity of restaurants, coffee shops and high-end hotels.
Arroyo Grande, affectionately known to locals as AG, is replete with farms, ranches, wineries and flowered-covered fields. AG is also home to Lopez Lake, a recreation area consisting of 4,200 acres of open space, trails and camping areas. A network of equestrian, bike and hiking trails criss-cross the park which is primarily oak woodland and coastal sage scrub. The area is frequented by black bears, mountain lions, mule deer and a number of other small mammals.
Downtown AG provides provides amazing local dining and shopping options, including Rooster Creek, Alphy's Brolier, Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab and Klondike Pizza.
Pismo Beach is a classic California beach town located 10-minutes south of San Luis Obispo. Pismo Beach offers visitors and locals a seemingly endless amount of recreational possibilities including surfing, kayaking, horseback and ATV riding, fine dining and shopping.
Pismo Beach is also home to one of the largest piers in California. The first wharf at Pismo was built in 1882, followed by a full-length pier built in 1924. After it suffered considerable storm damage, the pier was renovated again in 1985. The Pismo pier is the epicenter to a number of festivals throughout the year.
Pismo Beach has great real estate possibilities with a number of ocean view homes.
Avila is an absolutely beautiful area immediately south of San Luis Obispo. Avila possesses a distinctly mediterranean feel with rolling hills creating a stunning backdrop to Avila Bay.
The downtown area has a beachfront boardwalk providing easy access to shops and restaurants. There is also a great dog beach that attracts people and their four-legged friends from all over the county!
Avila Barn is another great reason to visit Avila. Avila Barn sells fresh produce, roasted corn, homemade pies and baked goods, ice cream and lots of other fun stuff. There are also farm animals for the kids to enjoy and a fall hay ride through the pumpkin patch!
Paso Robles is located on the Salinas River about 30 minutes north of San Luis Obispo. The city is known for its hot springs, its abundance of wineries, production of olive oil, almond orchards, and for playing host to the California Mid-State Fair.
The Paso Robles wine region gained more notoriety when Ignace Paderewski, the famous Polish statesman and concert pianist, visited Paso Robles, became enchanted with the area, and purchased 2,000 acres. In the early 1920s, he planted Petite Sirah and Zinfandel on his Rancho San Ignacio vineyard in the Adelaide area. Following Prohibition, Paderewski's wine was made at York Mountain Winery. The wines produced from grapes grown on Rancho San Ignacio went on to become award-winners. Paso Robles’ reputation as a premier wine region became firmly established as a result of this and later successes, and through to the late 1960s and early 1970s, a new generation of vineyard pioneers came forth and flourished in the Paso Robles area. The influence of the wine industry in today's Paso Robles can be felt throughout the city. The old downtown has been significantly revitalized with fine dining, wine bars and upscale shopping.
Nipomo has the largest population of any of the unincorporated areas is San Luis Obispo County. It is also the first city in San Luis Obispo county encountered by travelers from points south which is why its residents claim, "the Central Coast starts here!"
Morro Bay is a waterfront city 15 minutes north of San Luis Obispo on Highway 1. Much of Morro Bay is a state wildlife refuge where waterfowl hunting is conducted during the season and is one of the few areas in California where Pacific Brant are pursued. Recently, Morro Bay was also declared a California Marine Reserve by the California Fish and Game Commission.
The town's most striking feature is Morro Rock, a 576 foot high volcanic plug. Morro Rock stands at the entrance to the harbor, and a causeway connects it with the shore. Previously, it was surrounded by water, but the northern channel was filled in to make the harbor. The Rock, as locals call it, was quarried from 1889 to 1969. There is no public access to the rock itself because it is a reserve for the locally endangered peregrine falcon. However, the area around the base of Morro Rock can be visited.
Morro Bay's Embarcadero is a waterfront area consisting of restaurants of all kinds, fish markets and shops that run the gamut.
Grover Beach is a small seaside city adjacent to Pismo Beach. The Pismo Dunes are accessible in Grover Beach via Grand Avenue, attracting thousands of visitors interested in beach and dune recreation.
Templeton, like it's neighbor Paso Robles, is rapidly emerging as a producer of world class wines. Castoro Cellars, Peachy Canyon, York Mountain and Wild Horse all reside in unincorporated areas of Templeton. Templeton is also home to a few burgeoning olive growers, including Pasolivo.
Templeton High School was selected as a National Blue Ribbon High School in 2006, having previously been selected in both 1999 and 2005 as one of 64 schools out of 860 in the state of California as a California Distinguished School.
Cayucos, with a population of only 2600, is a short 20-minute drive north on Highway 1 from San Luis Obispo. In October 2009, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Magazine listed Cayucos as one of the "Coolest Small Towns in America." The reasons for this recognition are obvious to locals and visitors alike: an iconic pier, amazing beaches, great restaurants and shopping in an Old West downtown and amazing ocean-front real estate. Cayucos is a special little town unlike any other. Be sure to check it out!
Santa Margarita is only a few miles from downtown San Luis Obispo yet it feels like a world away. Located in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains, it is one of the most rural areas in San Luis Obispo County. Santa Margarita Lake, a major water source for San Luis Obispo, is located several miles southeast of the town on the Salinas River. The population of Santa Margarita is only 1500.
Cambria is a beautiful seaside town on Highway 1 about 40 minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo. Cambria has a Big Sur feel to it, with wooded lots and eclectic architecture. Cambria's residents consist of artists, retirees and families. There are a number of homes used as vacation properties.
The Fiscalini Ranch Preserve is a 430 acre park that separates Cambria's East and West Villages, and protects over a mile of spectacular Pacific Ocean coastline. The Fiscalinis were pioneer Italian Swiss dairymen who moved into the Cambria region in the 1880s, and acquired a number of dairy farms, including what they called the Town Ranch. The Fiscalini family donated small plots of the Town Ranch for sites for the Cambria public library, Veterans Memorial and a museum.
Atascadero is an amalgamation of rolling hills studded with oaks; historic buildings; quaint lake park and zoo; enclaves of artists, musicians and writers; all surrounded by visitor vistas and wineries.
Oceano's beach is the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, a 1,500 acres coastal sand dune. As the only state park in California where visitors may drive vehicles on the beach, tourists are attracted from all over the United States. Activities on this beach include riding the sand dunes on all-terrain-vehicles, swimming, clamming, camping, surfing, surf fishing, hiking, and bird watching.
San Simeon is about 45-minutes north of San Luis Obispo on Highway 1. A key feature of the area is Hearst Castle, a hilltop mansion built by William Randolph Hearst in the early 20th century that is now a tourist attraction. San Simeon is also home to a large northern elephant seal rookery and a majestic pier.
You probably won't be purchasing property here, but you should definitely take a drive to tiny Harmony. Harmony's population is only 18 and the entire town consists of a single street off of Highway 1 south of Cambria. The town is kept alive by a small group of artists.
Los Osos is largely a bedroom community for San Luis Obispo, which is 10.6 miles east, and to a lesser extent, Morro Bay, which is 2.3 miles to the north. There is a small business district concentrated in just a few blocks along Los Osos Valley Road, and several shops servicing the Baywood section of Los Osos, near the bay. The rest of the town is almost entirely residential. Population is approximately 16,000 and total population at build-out is limited to approximately 26,000.
There are two roads connecting Los Osos to other communities: South Bay Boulevard, which leads to Morro Bay via Highway 1, and Los Osos Valley Road, which leads to San Luis Obispo. Inclement weather and road construction occasionally forces the closure of a route, possibly requiring detours to arrive at one's destination. This has been much less frequent since the Chorro Bridge replaced the Twin Bridges on South Bay Boulevard.
Los Osos serves as the entrance to Montaña de Oro State Park. Los Osos Valley Road reaches the coast at the south end of Estero Bay and continues south into the state park. Morro Bay State Park borders the northeast of the town. South Bay Boulevard travels through the middle of the park after it leaves Los Osos. Los Osos is also home to the Elfin Forest which sits on the southeast side of the estuary that sits between Los Osos and Morro Bay State Park.
Large groves of eucalyptus trees attract the annually migrating Monarch butterflies to Los Osos!
"Jimela is an exceptional, personable realtor who was a real professional to work with in our home buying process In San Luis Obispo. She was knowledgeable about the area and willing to go the extra mile to help us with a purchase. We were looking for a property in San Luis Obispo near Cal Poly. The seller was considering selling and was only open to a quick and hassle free sale. Jimella guided us through the process and assisted with recommendations to insure a quick sale. She kept in contact with us as well as the seller and the current tenants through the process. With her contacts, we were able to complete the sale in 30 days. We would highly recommend her as a realtor." - R Stabler
"Jimela is an excellent real estate agent! Her knowledge of the local SLO housing market and Cal Poly rental situation was so valuable to us, while purchasing an investment property. We trusted her expertise through the negotiation, and felt confident in her thoroughness throughout the removal of all the contingencies. We were also very impressed with her vast knowledge of the financing arena. We highly recommend Jimela and look forward to working with her in the future!" - Elaine Mcginnis
"Outstanding agent! Jimela was so easy to work with and very knowledgeable of the local market. She knew exactly how to market my house for the right buyer. I would highly recommend her for anyone selling or buying real estate." - Scott Stocking
"Very energetic and knowledgable of both the market and the lending process. Because of her deep local experience, along with a lot of expertise and experience with real estate loans, she brings a unique set of skills to your real estate transaction. Very responsive to phone calls and emails. A real delight to do business with." - Bill Frank
"Jimela is very professional and passionate in what she does. She will work with you like your family. She understands the concepts of realty and provides you with honest feedback on any property you buy or sell. She is very helpful, knowledgable, and always is positive. Jimela will never give up on you." - NM
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"Jimela has helped me on several real estate transactions. I have enjoyed working with her and would highly recommend her to anyone. She goes the extra mile for her clients and will work hard to get you the best deal. It is refreshing to work with someone who puts her client first." - Veronica Cook
"Jimela is friendly and knowledgeable in her field. She is helpful and professional. She was a pleasure to work with. She has knowledge of all aspects of her profession. She will provide you with the knowledge you need to make a sound decision regarding your real estate needs. We highly recommend Jimela." - Heidi Green
"Jimela is wonderful to work with. She knows her stuff and takes good care of her customers. I have recommended Jimela to some friends and they have also been very happy. She is a true jewel in our area." - Geoff Gray
"Jimela is a uniquely talented agent. She has an exceptional understanding of the local market and her background in real estate finance is an invaluable resource. Jimela is accountable and professional and a joy to work with! I will work with Jimela on my next transaction." - Jason Wiseman and Tricia Hamachai
"My husband and I have had several real estate transactions the last several years. We recently purchased our forever home with the help of Jimela Bewley. She is by far the best real estate professional we have ever worked with. Her knowledge, expertise, integrity and professionalism allow her to stay one step ahead in the always changing real estate market. We highly recommend her and will use her for our next real estate transaction." - April MacClean
"Jimela is AMAZING! We relocated from San Diego to San Luis Obispo and Jimela helped us every step of the way. In addition to the long distance home searching, our situation was a little unique, in that we were looking for a property with 2 houses on it for our mother/mother-in-law. She is super responsive and keeps in constant communication. She understood our needs, even when we kept changing our minds ourselves! She helped us find the PERFECT property in a short amount of time.
As a native, Jimela knows the area well. She didn't even need a GPS to find all the properties we visited, and she often knew someone who lived in that neighborhood - it became kind of a joke between us. Jimela would say, "Oh! I know so-and-so 3 doors down, and here's their story..." She was quick to recommend all the best restaurants, shoping, doctors, dentists, plumbers... you name it! Her expertise goes far beyond your real estate needs, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone." - zuser20140513202303631
"We met Jimela at an open house and immediately clicked with her. We were relocating from a town 3 hrs away for my husbands new job. She understood we had a short time period to find a house and that we would only be in town on the weekends. Every weekend, including the inital weekend we met her, Jimela would show us houses. Jimela focused her search based on our preferences; ie bedroom number, backyard, kid friendly, school districts, etc. We found our home after only a few short weeks and its perfect for us and our price range. Jimela was excellent directing us while the sale was pending, and even recommended our loan broker who was awesome! We definitely recommend Jimela!" - townsendpas
"Jimela help me sell my existing home so I could buy my DREAM HOME! Which she helped me buy as well. There was a lot of nefotiation on both homes & I was very impressed with her skills across the board. I will never use anyone else never never." - jdcspecialty
"After attending a few random open houses in search of a real estate agent that would meet our needs, Jimela Bewley was referred to us by our lender. From the moment we met Jimela, we were impressed and knew she would be a good fit for us. She’s fun, personable, creative, honest, timely, and downright knows her stuff. Right from the start, we knew she was working for our best interests. She really took the time to listen to what we were looking for in a home and what criteria we valued. She worked up a list of homes for us to see, and after showing us the first three homes, she was really able to grasp exactly what we were looking for. The inventory was limited and competitively priced homes in our price range were accepting offers within a week of their list date. This is where Jimela’s timeliness was a real asset to us. She assured us that as soon as the right property was listed she would be on it and she definitely delivered. She always followed through on what she said she would do. We had significant issues with our lending company, timelines, requirements, and all sorts of other unexpected hiccups along the way. Jimela’s vast experience in the lending industry was vital to not only our home buying experience, but our sanity as well. She was there every step of the way to explain things in terms we could easily understand, describe what was happening, offer sound advice, help us navigate the loan process, and assure us that it would all work out. From start to finish, she was responsive and professional. She is extremely knowledgeable about the local market areas, trends, inventories, and neighborhoods. In short, Jimela is simply amazing. My wife and I are so blessed to have Jimela as our agent and we know that if you make choose her, you will be as well!" - blackbisciutguy14
"My husband and I recently purchased our first home and from the moment we contacted Jimela, she was by our side, guiding us through the process and answering all of our questions. Not only did she provide great service but she always made us feel as though we were her only clients. She found us the perfect home for our family in the area we wanted. Jimela made buying a home a piece of cake! I highly recommend Jimela to anyone who is in need of a real estate agent." - avsmith1980