The Happiest Place in America!

With it’s comfortable climate, clean air and relaxed lifestyle, it’s hard to beat the Central Coast of California. Real estate opportunities abound! There are an amazing array of landscapes and neighborhoods, so whether you are looking to buy ocean view homes, homes on acreage, retirement communities or new construction, you’ll find many wonderful options.

Each city within the Central Coast has unique features and climate, (in the summer, temperatures can range by 40 degrees within the county). If you are relocating to the San Luis Obispo County area, our Communities section will help you become familiar with the cities and the lifestyle.

The people, the climate, the wide open spaces, casual lifestyle, availability of fresh vegetables and fruit are just a few of the things that make it so special. If you’re looking for a fabulous place to retire or relocate, take a look at San Luis Obispo real estate listings and learn more about the San Luis Obispo lifestyle.

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Communities

Nipomo

History
The original settlers of Nipomo were the Chumash Indians, who have lived in the area for over 9,000 years. Rancho Nipomo (the Indian word ne-po-mah […]

Creston

Creston (named after Calvin J. Cressy) was founded in 1884 on the Rancho Huerhuero Mexican land grant.

Cardiff Stud Farm (Creston Farms) is a place owned […]

Oceano

Oceano is part of the 5 Cities Metropolitan Area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square […]

San Miguel

CULTURE
San Miguel is home to the Mission San Miguel Arcángel, founded on 25 July 1797. Mission San Miguel Arcángel was founded on July 25, 1797 […]

Santa Margarita

Santa Margarita Valley, with its year round running streams and abundant acorns, was a meeting place for northern Chumash and southern Salinan around 6500 CE. […]

Grover Beach

Grover Beach was originally known as Town of Grover, which was founded on August 1, 1887. The town was named for its founder, D.W. Grover.

Grover […]

San Simeon

HISTORY
Prehistorically the local area was inhabited by the Chumash people, who settled the coastal San Luis Obispo area approximately 10,000 to 11,000 BC, including a […]

Avila Beach

HISTORY
The name Avila commemorates Miguel Ávila, who was granted Rancho San Miguelito in 1842. The town was established in the latter half of the 19th […]

Atascadero

Atascadero is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, about equidistant from San Francisco and Los Angeles on U.S. Route 101. Atascadero benefits from […]

Los Osos

Los Osos is an Unincorporated community located along the Pacific coast of San Luis Obispo County, California. The population was 14,276 at the 2010 census.

Los […]

Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is a beach city in southern San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. The population was 7,655 […]

Arroyo Grande

History
The earliest inhabitants of the Arroyo Grande valley were Chumash Indians, who conducted extensive trade with other Native American tribes at considerable distance.

The first Europeans […]

Cambria

Cambria is a seaside village located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). The name Cambria was chosen […]

Templeton

History
Templeton is located within the former Rancho Paso de Robles Mexican land grant and was founded in 1886 when Chauney Hatch Phillips of the West […]

Morro Bay

Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 10,234, down […]

Cayucos

History of Cayucos
Prehistorically the local area was inhabited by the Chumash people, who settled the coastal San Luis Obispo area approximately 11,000 to 10,000 BC, […]

Paso Robles

Paso Robles (full name: El Paso de Robles ‘The Pass of the Oaks’) is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. Located […]

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, Spanish for St. Louis, the Bishop of Toulouse is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast.