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San Luis Obispo County Real Estate
San Luis Obispo County is a wonderful county located approximately halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and features a wide range of terrain; beaches, rolling hills, wineries, ranches, open range, a sophisticated city and a well known and well regarded university. Most of it is “vertical on the map” north to south, rather than east to west, and includes a lot of shoreline property.
The most northern town is San Simeon, where the Hearst Castle State Historic Monument – the castle! – is located. Elephant seals have chosen this as part of their home while they are on land, and it is a protected area through the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary. The Piedras Blancas National Light Station (lighthouse) is here too. It is the second oldest lighthouse in the USA!
Cambria is just a few miles south of San Simeon and is a resort destination with two distinct villages; East and West. East Village is full of art galleries, fine eateries and some real historical monuments, including a bar where John Steinbeck used to drink! The West Village has many wonderful shops and both villages are pedestrian friendly. Moonstone Beach is a very popular beach as well as the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, about 440 acres of open space with the Pacific Ocean as a neighbor! Population is about 6000.
Cayucos is a small, charming south facing beach town, population about 2200! An inviting pier and downtown with some great restaurants and shopping draws the tourists as well as keeps the locals local! Some excellent ranch properties are just inland a bit! The graceful arc of Estero Bay is beautiful all year round. I once saw dolphins leaping out of the water next to the pier at sunset…
What fun you can have in Morro Bay! Whether it is shooting your best game at the well kept golf course, kayaking around the bay or exploring the embarcadero you’ll relax in the abundant natural beauty. The downtown has some wonderful shopping and there is no shortage of excellent restaurants in both the downtown area and the marina. A state park and visitor center is quite popular. Population is about 10,000.
Just west of San Luis Obispo and south of Morro Bay, Los Osos has a fabulous location. Not to mention being the host town of the incredible Montana Del Oro State Park and the South Bay Estuary and the Elfin Forest and the Los Osos Oak Preserve, well, you’ll just have to see it for yourself! Population is about 14,000.
More Information about the Fabulous San Luis Obispo County Areas
The southern most part of the ocean adjacent county includes Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Shell Beach and Grover Beach, where sand dune riding is popular.
Slightly inland is Nipomo and Arroyo Grande. Arroyo Grande has some fun spots in the historical downtown and lovely equestrian estates, as well as Lopez Lake.
Further north, and inland is the heart of the county, the city of San Luis Obispo, a progressive college town with a great downtown shopping and historical district.
North and more inland is Santa Margarita, with a huge lake and park and more equestrian estates and ranches.
Creston and Templeton feature more ranches and horse related activities as well as some great wineries.
Paso Robles is the fastest growing area of San Luis Obispo County and has incredible restaurants, wineries, shopping as well as an historical downtown. Lake Nacimiento is also in Paso Robles and offers a host of water related sports.
San Miguel is the northernmost inland part of the county and hosts one of the gracious old California missions, as well as home to some huge ranches.
Come discover why San Luis Obispo county is a desirable place to live. I will help you find the perfect San Luis Obispo County property.
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