Top Reasons why San Luis Obispo is so HAPPY
and the Best Place to Live!
San Luis Obispo on the Central California Coast could easily qualify as paradise. The climate is among the country's most pleasant, with 285 mostly sunny days per year and temperatures rarely above 90 degrees, or below freezing. The presence of academic heavyweight Cal Poly helps anchor the local economy- the unemployment rate is well below the national average. It's fortunate that local jobs are plentiful, since it's too far to commute to Los Angeles or the Bay Area. Considering further its low crime and unemployment rates, the San Luis Obispo area seems to have it all. But home prices here have risen steadily in the last few years, so that the median is now $536,300. While this isn't unreasonable by California standards, it can be out of reach for many of us thinking of moving from other parts of the country.
See this video for a 36 hour tour of San Luis Obispo and a few of the unique places to visit, eat and shop. Why not buy a home where you would want to vacation?
Thanks to National Geographic and Oprah Winfrey we have all heard that San Luis Obispo is the Happiest Place in America and arguably the WORLD. SLO was also ranked the 3rd best place in America to live (above Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Monterey, Newport Beach, Honolulu, etc.) Here are a few reasons why we think San Luis Obispo is so loved by all its residents and visitors. It is no fluke. There are very sound reasons.
Let Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Haven Properties introduce you to one of the finest environments on this Earth!
Here are some more videos and articles on San Luis Obispo, THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE!
Are You Happy? The Oprah Winfrey Show.
The Happiest Places in the World. Delta Sky Magazine.
Lessons from Happy Town, U.S.A.
You'll Wish You Were Here. Parade Magazine.
Finding the Happiest Place on Earth. ABC News.
36 Hour Tour of San Luis Obispo. The New York Times Newspaper 2015.
Below is the complete list of the Best Places to Live. See profiles of the top ten.
|2||Santa Fe, NM|
|3||San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA|
|4||Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA|
|6||Ann Arbor, MI|
|13||Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC|
|14||Bryan-College Station, TX|
|17||Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC|
|18||Colorado Springs, CO|
|22||Austin-San Marcos, TX|
|24||Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI|
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