San Luis Obispo

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San Luis Obispo

Thanks to the proximity of Cal Poly State University and Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo is a vibrant community of college students, families, and professionals. This city has been called “America’s Happiest City’ for many reasons, but the concurring opinion is that we all love the “SLO” life.

Climate

On average, there are 287 sunny days per year in San Luis Obispo. The July high is around 78 degrees. The January low is 40. San Luis Obispo experiences a cool Mediterranean climate. On average it has 50 days with measurable rain per year – mostly during winter months. Summers are generally warm and sunny, often with morning fog from the Pacific coast. Winters are generally mild, though below freezing lows may be expected at times. Temperatures do, however, vary widely at any time of the year, with 80 °F readings in January and February not uncommon.

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Culture

SLO offers something for everyone from famous, historic architecture, a charming downtown area, an abundance of excellent hiking trails with sweeping views, and a dynamic nightlife. Places to frequent include the Drive-in Theater, Bubblegum Alley, downtown shopping, Children’s Museum, Madonna Inn, Botanical Garden, and the unique movie theaters. The weekly Farmers’ Market draws a huge crowd and is essential to experience. Evening in SLO transform  into a vibrant nightlife scene.  Annual Events include the Christmas Parade and Beerfest.

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Schools

San Luis Obispo has 14 schools with many boasting above average ratings on greatschools.com, including Teach Elementary with a perfect 10 rating. There are eight private schools, and the student/teacher ratio is 11:1.  Cal Poly and Cuesta College are in San Luis Obispo, so they are just a short distance away from anywhere in the city.

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Market

The median home value in San Luis Obispo is $694,027. Home values have increased 5.9% over the past year, and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.2% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in San Luis Obispo is $407, which is higher than the San Luis Obispo Metro average of $366. The median price of homes currently listed in San Luis Obispo is $725,000. The median rent price in San Luis Obispo is $2,800, which is higher than the San Luis Obispo Metro median of $2,400. This is one of the most expensive places to live in the county due to its high desirability.

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Lifestyle

This college town boasts on average of 60 eateries in the highly walkable, tree-lined, award-winning downtown area. Opportunities await for excellent cuisine, fine dining, and wine tasting. You won’t find any drive-throughs in this town due to a city ordinance that prohibits them since the early 1980s. Welcome to the SLO life!

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San Luis Obispo Real Estate

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