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Best Places To Live In San Luis Obispo, CA

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  • San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 46,716
  • In my early thirties, my family and I moved to San Luis Obispo, CA. We lived on Foothill Blvd. for just over 5 years. While we loved the city, we felt we were just a little too close to the college. I…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score76
  • Cayucos, CA
  • City: 17.3mi / 27.9km away
  • Population: 2,987
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  • Avila Beach, CA
  • City: 7.0mi / 11.2km away
  • Population: 1,242
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  • Arroyo Grande, CA
  • City: 10.6mi / 17.1km away
  • Population: 17,842
  • Arroyo Grande is a moderately quit beach town with amazing food/restaurants, a cute little village where the roosters blend into the city life. There are plenty of parks and so much to do but the town is…[read more]
73
  • Atascadero, CA
  • City: 15.4mi / 24.8km away
  • Population: 29,516
  • I adore living in Atascadero; it's got a small-town feel that I've never experienced in any other California town. People wave to you as you drive by here. They chat with you in grocery store aisles.…[read more]
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  • Morro Bay, CA
  • City: 13.6mi / 21.9km away
  • Population: 10,519
  • Living in Morro Bay, CA was one of the greatest experiences I ever had. I was able to see a lot and do a lot. I stayed here for a very short time, however due to the beautiful coastal scenery, I was able…[read more]
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  • Pismo Beach, CA
  • City: 8.5mi / 13.6km away
  • Population: 7,984
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  • Los Berros, CA
  • City: 14.3mi / 23.0km away
  • Population: 718
67
  • Los Ranchos, CA
  • City: 4.0mi / 6.5km away
  • Population: 1,630
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  • Grover Beach, CA
  • City: 10.2mi / 16.4km away
  • Population: 13,484
  • Lived there many years ago when it was called Grover City, small town atmosphere, not much to do there, we would go to Arroyo Grande for shopping. My Dad worked at the San Luis Obispo prison as a guard…[read more]
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  • Garden Farms, CA
  • City: 10.9mi / 17.5km away
  • Population: 312
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  • Los Osos, CA
  • City: 9.5mi / 15.2km away
  • Population: 15,603
  • I truly loved living here in Los Osos, CA. This city is considered within the Bay Area, CA what I am use to, which is the city life. I am from the heart of the Bay Area, CA, so I know quality when I see…[read more]
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  • Woodlands, CA
  • City: 17.4mi / 28.0km away
  • Population: 1,075
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  • Callender, CA
  • City: 15.7mi / 25.3km away
  • Population: 1,814
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  • Edna, CA
  • City: 4.9mi / 7.9km away
  • Population: 210
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  • Oceano, CA
  • City: 11.6mi / 18.7km away
  • Population: 8,262
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  • Nipomo, CA
  • City: 18.6mi / 30.0km away
  • Population: 16,456
  • Living in Nipomo, CA for a short period of time was really nice. I did not stay long, but I stayed long enough to learn a bit about the city. This city was very small than over the years grew in…[read more]
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  • Creston, CA
  • City: 19.3mi / 31.1km away
  • Population: 68
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  • Santa Margarita, CA
  • City: 9.2mi / 14.8km away
  • Population: 1,346
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  • Blacklake, CA
  • City: 16.4mi / 26.4km away
  • Population: 895

Listed above are the best places to live in San Luis Obispo, CA for 2021. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - San Luis Obispo, CA, followed by the best places to live near San Luis Obispo, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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