Welcome to the Central Coast
Boasting over 300 days of sunshine, a practically endless buffet of fresh seafood and produce, beautiful beaches, and scenic views, Central Coast living makes you want to slow down and enjoy everything the area has to offer. Miles of endless space provides residents with a wealth of outdoor activities and scenery so beautiful, it's impossible to take it for granted.
Beyond the amazing outdoor activities to enjoy, Central Coast towns provide residents with a laid back atmosphere that's a constant reminder of the things that are truly important in life. Friendly communities welcome visitors and residents alike. Neighborhood activities and festivals commonly fill local calendars, providing an environment where there's always something to do.
What to Love
Although the acronym SLO represents San Luis Obisbo, it's truly a way of life that makes the atmosphere in Central Coast towns feel a little calmer and more enjoyable. Hometown spirit is high, making every town a popular spot to live, visit, and gather. With hidden gems around every corner, endless miles of unspoiled nature, gorgeous beaches, and friendly residents, the Central Coast provides a natural space for people to simply slow down and embrace a more enjoyable lifestyle.
Dining Entertainment & Shopping
Fresh food rules here, providing residents with an endless buffet of culinary delights. Foods in the most popular Central Coast restaurants are often prepared with ingredients from local farmers markets, farms, and wineries, delivering fresh flavors not found elsewhere. Jocko's Steak House is well known for exquisite oak-grilled meats and flavorful side dishes served in a friendly atmosphere. Visit Bell's for unforgettable French cuisine on a changing menu reflecting fresh ingredients. Diners love the venue for its delicious dishes and outstanding service. For fresh seafood, drop by Tognazaini's Dockside Restaurant to enjoy a great meal in your choice of indoor or outdoor seating in a relaxed setting. When nothing but pizza will suffice, Full of Life Flatbread satisfies your taste buds with creative wood-fired pizzas, locally-sourced fare, and craft brews.
Things to Do
Home to wide open spaces, epic attractions, and a variety of popular festivals and events, Central Coast, SLO is anything but boring. Expansive wide open spaces provide residents with miles of hiking trails, water, public parks, and golf courses to participate in all types of activities.
Residents enjoy cycling, surfing, paddle boarding, kite surfing, hiking, boating, golfing, fishing, and more. The Central Coast's wine region is amazing, offering up several beautiful places to tour and taste local wines. Big Sur is an unforgettable taste of the rugged nature and stunning coastlines that make up California. The 90-mile stretch of redwood and fog lined waterfront features parks, scenic views, wildlife sightings, campgrounds, and even luxury hotels.
An area where residents love the towns they live in, Central Coast is also home to a multitude of celebrations and festivals that take place each year. The Paso Robles Wine Festival is a four-day event featuring wine-themed events, delicious food, live music, and plenty of wine to taste. The SLO International Film Festival is another eagerly anticipated event celebrating cinema for six exciting days.
Served by the San Luis Obispo Coastal School District, Central Coast is home to many highly rated schools and colleges.
- California Polytechnic University
- San Luis Obispo County High School, Grade Levels 9-12
- Los Ranchos Elementary School, Grade Levels K-6
- Laguna Middle School, Grade Levels 7-8