What Makes San Luis Obispo the Best Place to Live, Buy a Home or Invest?

San Luis Obispo County provides you many ways to experience the superior quality of lifestyle, which makes all our real estate here a valuable investment and asset. Who wouldn't want to live in any of these incredible Coastal Communities of San Luis Obispo County?

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A HAPPY PLACE:  Click here to see why San Luis Obispo has become known as the “Happiest Place on Earth”

SURFING: San Luis Obispo has some of the top surf spots for all skill levels. Cal Poly was even placed in the top three of the “10 best surf schools in America” by www.Surfline.com. (Scroll down to #3.)

HIKING: San Luis Obispo is famous for its hiking trails, especially on five of the Nine Sisters, or Morros, a stunning string of volcanic peaks stretching from Morro Bay across San Luis Obispo. Links to these hiking trails:

MORE HIKING TRAILS: There are several other places to hike around San Luis Obispo, including Montaña de Oro State Park and Morro Bay State Park, two gems on the California coast. Lists, including printable maps, can be found at www.hikespeak.com or find Trails of SLO County at www.alltrails.com

FARMERS MARKETS: You can find a local farmer’s market on any day of the week in San Luis Obispo County. Find a list at slocountyfarmers.org and northcountyfarmersmarkets.com. With an abundance of locally grown fresh produce, meats and seafood, and celebrated restaurants serving our counties award winning wines and handcrafted micro brews, it’s not hard to savor the Central Coast.

WINE, BEER, ADVENTURE, SAILING, WHALE WATCHING, KAYAKING, ZIP-LINING, RANCH AND CASTLE TOURS: See Exclusive Wine Tours (visitcentralcoastwine.com), Beer Tours (hoponbeertours.com), and Adventure Tours (whale watching tours, sailing, and kayaking tours, Zip-lining and Ranch Tours at Margarita Adventures), even castle tours (Hearst Castle, Hearst Ranch in San Simeon) and many other private group tours offered to behind the scenes venues throughout the county.

FESTIVALS, FAIRS, AND PARADES:  We love hosting our parades, fairs and festivals here on the Central Coast! Annual festival themes have included the Wine Festival, the Olive Festival, the Apple Festival, Lavender Festival, Wildflower Festival, the Harbor Festival, the Harbor of Lights Festival, the Clam Festival, Harvest Festival, a Scarecrow Festival and of course festivals in observance of any major or minor holiday! Find year round events and the communities that are hosting them within San Luis Obispo County at www.visitsanluisobispocounty.com

The third largest producer of wine in California, wineries and wine grape growers here in SLO County generated a total of 13,627 jobs last year earning $388 million in wages and wine-related tourism brought in expenditures of $194 million (study from UC Davis; The Tribune, June 9, 2016).  Approaching soon, the third weekend in October, is the Harvest Wine Weekend celebrated at near every winery in the North County.

Also in October, marvel at thousands of black-and-orange Monarch butterflies as they make their fall migration to temperate Pismo Beach, one of California’s last quintessential beach towns. This year’s epic butterfly season begins with the Monarch Grove Grand Opening Celebration (Oct. 22) featuring family friendly activities, interesting booths, and close encounters with the winged wonders (approximately 10,000 to be exact).

San Luis Obispo County is home to one of the nation's top rated universities: California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Find information about Cal Poly, Cuesta College, and local public schools here.

NOW you know why you might want to call the Central Coast your home!  Please contact us to assist you in finding the Central Coast Home of your DREAMS!