San Luis Obispo County is located along California’s Central Coast, between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Very diverse from the large adjacent metro areas, the Central Coast area offers more rural and agricultural surroundings. The small size of the county's communities, scattered along the beaches, coastal hills, and mountains of the Santa Lucia range, provides a wide variety of coastal and inland hill ecologies to support many kinds of fishing, agriculture, and tourist activities, including art and culture.
Outdoor options abound, including wonderful hiking and biking. Whale watching, sport fishing and charter fishing out of Morro Bay or Port San Luis are rewarding ways to spend a day. Eco tours supply pleasure and education about some of America's most distinctive ecological niches such as the Morro Bay National Estuary and the Carrizo Plain.
While the San Luis Obispo County provides wonderful outdoor options, the agriculture it produces is one of the mainstays of the area. Recently it became the third largest wine-producing county in California. The wineries were first planted over 200 years ago when the Franciscan padres planted grapes. Commercially, wine has been produced here for over 150 years. The Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo / Edna Valley wine regions hold several popular wine festivals through out the year.
Not only does San Luis Obispo County offer many fine wines, the arts flourish throughout the county at an exceptional level of quality. Layers of history, including the Spanish mission of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and Mission San Miguel Arcangel, are at hand. Not to mention the venerable Hearst Castle in San Simeon where newspaper publisher William Randolph Heart built the famed landmark mansion. The estate and its considerable collection of art and antiques, is open for public tours.
Come discover the distinctive attributes California’s Central Coast has to offer. Enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, the vast agriculture, and the exceptional level of art quality. Surely you will feel at home amongst the warm, friendly, and laidback surroundings.
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The town of Morro Bay was founded by Franklin Riley in 1870 as a port for the export of dairy and ranch products. He was instrumental in the building of a wharf which has now become the Embarcadero. During the 1870s, schooners could often be seen at the Embarcadero picking up wool, potatoes, barley, and dairy products.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, the town has been a center for beach holidays. Tourism is the city's largest industry. The most popular beach is on the north side of Morro Rock, north of the harbor. There are also excellent beaches north and south of the town which are now owned by the State of California.
Midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the SLO (as locals call it) wine region is comprised of three pristine viticulture areas: the Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley and Avila Valley. Small, mostly family-owned wineries are well known for their hand-crafted bottlings of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, Zinfandel and more. Check out some of the Nation’s top wineries in San Luis Obispo County. For a map of wineries and vineyard tasting rooms see San Luis Obispo Vintners Association.
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is a Spanish mission founded in 1772 by Father Junípero Serra in the present-day city of San Luis Obispo, California. The Mission church of San Luis Obispo is unusual in its design in that its combination of belfry and vestibule is found nowhere else among the California missions. The mission is a fully functional Catholic church offering a variety of services.
In addition to offering religious services and a glimpse into the past, the San Luis Obispo mission is active in the community, providing assistance in a variety of ways. Year round the mission collects money for this organization that provides things such as food, clothing, utilities, even rent money and bus tickets for people who are experiencing financial difficulties. The mission is also involved with Toys for Tots, as well as the Giving Tree Project.
Hundreds of years after its creation, Mission San Luis Obispo, located in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, remains integral to the town and community that were built around it.
Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California, United States. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951. In 1957, the Hearst Corporation donated the property to the state of California. Since that time it has been maintained as a state historic park where the estate, and its considerable collection of art and antiques, is open for public tours. Despite its location far from any urban center, the site attracts about one million visitors per year.
County View Lane Subdivision is located on the Westside of Paso Robles, immediately West of the desirable Almond Springs Estates, this little neighborhood of nine 1+ acre parcels is ready for your dream home. Each of these parcels enjoys full city services (all underground), including sewer and natural gas. Views and convenience to shopping, schools and downtown are additional highlights. If country feel with city convenience is important to you, be sure to check out the last three parcels of this tract.
San Luis Drive Estates Subdivision is located on the Northeast side of San Luis Obispo, near the Cuesta Canyon County Park, San Luis Drive Estates have thirteen lots available for your perfect home. The San Luis Drive Estates development site is an approximate seven-acre project divided into seventeen single-family residential lots. Close to highway 101.
Margarita Farms is an exclusive subdivision of 36 lots with newly built custom large homes, all located minutes from the city life of San Luis Obispo. Mild climate, serenity and awe inspiring sunsets are waiting for you. Beautiful panoramic vista views of the mountains surround this owner’s premium lot. No HOA's.
Santa Ysabel Ranch sits within San Luis Obispo County and is set in the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country. Santa Ysabel Ranch is located within the town of Templeton. This 850-acre development with just 146 home sites redefines the whole idea of low-density, luxury living. Lot sizes range in size from 1.5 acres to 3.7 acres. Amenities include beautiful panoramic views, 24-hour guard service, privacy, security, a gorgeous lake with a waterfall, natural hot springs, nature hiking trails, private lighted tennis courts, equestrian riding trails through out the ranch on 250 acres of open space. Build your dream home to take advantage of the fabulous views of the hills surrounding Santa Ysabel Ranch. This is a place you can peacefully observe abundant wildlife and live among the towering Blue and Live Oak trees.