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One of California's oldest communities, San Luis Obispo is halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on California's famous Pacific Coast Highway.

The city serves as the commercial, governmental and cultural hub of California's Central Coast and is home to California Polytechnic State University.

San Luis Obispo, California
Volcanic mountain and valley at San Luis Obispo | See more photos!
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The ideal year-round weather, diverse scenery with ocean views and rolling hills and historic downtown area make San Luis Obispo a popular tourist destination. Just south of the city are the well known wine regions of Edna Valley and Paso Robles.

Among the GreatPlacesToRetire.com group of cities, San Luis Obispo ranks high in climate, age of population and family income. San Luis Obispo ranks low in natural and man-made hazards risk and population density.

For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:

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