The ideal weather conditions of a Mediterranean ocean-side climate ensure San Luis Obispo’s reputation for having sun bathed days year-round. The temperature averages between 70 and 60 degrees all year, having gentle summer days and forbearing winter nights. During the early days of San Luis Obispo, it was barely populated, giving residence only to huge ranches and their employees, which were divided into large sections amongst the local landowners. The area was known for fertile lands, laying near scenic hills and a vast countryside. Nowadays, with a population of 269,637 people, SLO is a hot spot for visitors and its full-time residents alike. The center of the city is home to extensive shops and small business, offering the small-town charm coupled with eclectic offerings throughout each area one may venture to.
Another primary attraction to the county is the extensive variety of outdoor activities and adventures, ranging from hiking, backpacking, surfing, diving, sailing, and of course the gorgeous beaches. Those who explore these are met with an abundance of new places to escape to. Whether going down into the Pacific Ocean to catch a wave, or up into the jagged peaks to find yourself, there is something for everyone. One of the most popular places to go would be the San Luis Obispo Wine Country, located only 15 minutes south of Downtown. You will be able to meet your neighborhood wine makers, enjoying a day of simplicity while sampling the local selections at one of the many tasting tours. If wine is not appealing than the SLO Museum of Art will surely capture the hearts of its visitors, offering free admission and a major selection of constantly changing exhibits. Over the years SLO has experienced a boom in home ownership as more and more people are moving to the county due to its appealing economy and quality of living. This town takes pride in diversity, equity, and inclusion. An average single bedroom apartment has a square footage of 785 feet but can change depending on where you end up staying.
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $1,400
The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,800
The median price for a home is $753,844