San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo County has a population of just under 285,000 and is located mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. This area is commonly referred  to as the Central California Coast.   

The culture  provided by a renowned university combines with the near perfect Mediterranean climate to make the San Luis Obispo County lifestyle an  incomparable experience.  

The prime location of Central Coast halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco makes it easy to visit this diverse area with a beautiful scenic drive, a leisurely train ride, or a quick flight - directly to or from San Luis Obispo. 

The Central Coast outdoor activities are endless and if you can think of something to do, you can likely find it on the Central Coast. From ATV's at the Oceano Dunes to Zip lining in Santa Margarita; salt water and fresh water boating; surfing, beaches, biking, bird watching, world-famous farmer's markets, golfing, whale watching, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, lake recreation, and a plethora of parks.

Fine Art Galleries, Performing  Arts, Missions and Museums all provide abundant cultural enrichment,  along with farm and agriculture tours which offer wine tasting, olive oil tasting, and avocado orchards to name a few.

Shopping buffs will enjoy a number of shopping venues including antiques, apparel boutiques, home and garden stores, and several shopping malls - including the popular Outlet Mall in Pismo Beach

Central Coast towns and cities also offer an abundance of fine dining options, spas, and health and wellness facilities.

This diverse area provides a variety of real estate options, from farms to planned developments or condominiums; city, country, or beach-town living.  

The city of San Luis Obispo is the largest city and county seat.  San Luis Obispo is considered to be the hub of the  Central Coast. Often referred to as "the friendliest city," "the  happiest city," and "a little slice of paradise," SLO town, as the  locals call it is all of that, and much more.    

The City of San  Luis Obispo is far enough inland to avoid the marine layer - June gloom as it is called - yet close enough to the coast for a visit to the beach almost any day. 

Beach communities in San Luis Obispo  County run along the West coast to the North from San Simeon, South to  Nipomo, with Cambria, Cayucos, Morro Bay, Los Osos, Avila Beach, Pismo  Beach, Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, and Oceano in between.  


Inland  communities, or what is typically called North County is gaining widespread attention for their vineyards and wineries, and is home to Paso Robles - recently named the top wine growing region in the  world. Paso Robles is considered the North County community hub.

Getting Here... 

San Luis Obispo County is accessible by car via Pacific Coast Highway 1 and U.S.Highway 101, which runs north and south  through the heart of the county. By plane - The new and expanded San Luis Obispo County  Regional Airport hosts three regional carriers, Alaska Airlines, American  Airlines and United Express, offering direct service to Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle - with more coming very soon - connecting  destinations in the U.S. and abroad.  By train, Amtrack’s Coast  Starlight and Pacific Surfliner make daily stops in San Luis  Obispo, Paso Robles, and Grover Beach stations. By Automobile - rental cars, Uber, Lyft, Taxi cabs, and transportation shuttles are all available from the San Luis Obispo Regional Airport.