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Things You Should Know About RELOCATING to San Luis Obispo!

Located between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Range in the heart of wine country, San Luis Obispo is a popular, laid back place to enjoy California coastal lifestyle. With fantastic weather and a great quality of life, it’s surprising everyone hasn’t moved to SLO. Think this relaxing city is somewhere you’d like to live and buy a home? Contact us.

Think life moves too fast? Affectionately referred to as “SLO” by its natives, “Slocals” are known for their laid back lifestyle. Don’t expect that latte in under five minutes.

A Tale of Two Cities.  San Luis Obispo lies almost exactly in the middle of two of America’s most temperate and culturally-renowned cities. Want to catch a red carpet premier? Get to Hollywood in just under 4 hours. Want to grab some life-changing Chinese food? San Franciso's Chinatown is just 4 hours away!

The wine is fine. San Luis Obispo is home to over 280 wineries. Known for its Burgundian varietals, including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, SLO is a wine-lover’s paradise.

You can smell the fresh produce from miles away.  San Luis Obispo sits smack dab in California’s most fertile farming region and is known for its incredible bounty of produce. The Thursday night farmers’ market draws crowds from as far as LA and San Francisco for some of the best fruits and vegetables in the country, as well as various craft goods and street performances.

There’s more than one way to get around. While a car will help you explore the region, several bike-friendly initiatives have made it possible to get around on your favorite two-wheeler. The first Thursday of every month is Bike Nite – a charming (and often themed/costumed) ride around town.

Great weather!!! Mostly moderate all year around. Seeing 75 degree weather isn't unusual and pretty average throughout the year.

Farming is part of this beautiful picture?  San Luis Obispo is home to Cal Poly, known for its School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, which makes for a highly-unique college culture. The hills and valleys of San Luis Obispo are dotted with farms, ranches and agricultural lands that would make any rancher salivate. 

Beaches galore!!!  San Luis Obispo is central to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Try Cayucos for an incredible view, Pismo Beach for a walk on the new boardwalk and a surf lesson, Morro Bay for some relaxing family time and great dining, and Avila Beach the festive downtown, pristine beach and beautiful sunsets.


Get outdoors. Whether you’re hiking Bishop’s Peak or running one of the many festive fun-runs or marathons, or kicking back in one of the city’s parks, San Luis Obispo offers endless tranquility by way of wide-open-nature and endless hiking trails.

A safe and educational place for kids.  Aside from the bustling beach life that’s bound to keep kids busy, The San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum offers a fun and educational way for family’s to spend a day together. SLO has robust, recreational programs for kids during the school year and summers.

Shopping couldn’t be better. A bustling hub for big name brands and locally-owned shops, SLO’s centralized downtown makes it simple to stock up. Find popular stores like Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Chicos, Lululemon and Marine Layer, to name just a few new stores.

Eat healthy.  From environmental awareness to practicing good karma, Slocals are conscious about every facet of their lives. It’s no surprise that there’s more than a handful of excellent healthy restaurant options, including vegan and vegetarian selections. Downtown SLO has a great eatery on almost every corner.

Community. Whether yoga’s your thing, or wine tasting, surfing, sailing, fishing, kayaking, hiking, biking, shopping, or education, or even milking cows and rodeos, there’s a community waiting for you in SLO.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Haven Properties is ready to help you relocate to this wonderful, little piece of paradise (or happiest place in America) on the Central Coast of California.

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San Luis Obispo Office:
441 Marsh Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Morro Bay Office:
805 Main Street
Morro Bay, CA 93442

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