El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), CA

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El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), CA

About El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), CA

Paso Robles CA sits north San Luis Obispo renowned mainly for its abundance of recreational activities from tennis courts, playgrounds and biking to skate parks offering plenty of fun regardless what season it is alongside vast selection of eateries providing food from all over world. College town / small town complex - Central California, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, 15 miles from the coast.

State: California
County: San Luis Obispo County
Metro Area: San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles Metro Area
City: El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)
Zip Codes: 93446
Cost of Living:
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 238 ft above sea level

San Luis Obispo is a charming and historic college town and home to the 18,000-student California Polytechnic University. It has resisted the development seen in other parts of the state and preserves a pleasant, off-the-beaten-path character. The interesting downtown is accessible by foot and is centered on the old Spanish mission dating from 1772. The university brings numerous arts and entertainment amenities, and the central California coastal climate is ideal.

Predictably, cost of living is high, although not as high as other places in the state. The absence of a strong commercial economy makes jobs difficult to find and future job-growth projections are low but improving. While San Luis Obispo is more oriented towards students and some wealthier residents, Paso Robles and Atascadero, along U.S. 101 towards the north, are more family oriented and not as closely tied to the university. Paso Robles is a nice old resort town and wine-growing area. Location influences the rating positively and negatively- the town is isolated from big-city services but also big-city problems, and the area scores well in all categories except living costs and healthcare.

San Luis Obispo is located in the center of the narrow Los Osos Valley, which opens to the northwest onto scenic Morro Bay. The town is far enough inland to be warmer and drier than many coastal locations. The climate is Mediterranean marine. The hills to the southwest tend to block some of the ocean-borne low stratus clouds, resulting in mostly sunny and pleasant summer days. Very cold weather is unusual. Almost all precipitation falls in winter as rain.

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El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles) Cost of Living

College-town atmosphere, year-round climate, and historic interest make El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles) a great place to live.

+49.7% higher than avg
+8.7% higher than avg
$1,440 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+20.3% higher than avg
El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles) Crime
42.8 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)
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Over 10 years ago

I was born in Paso. When I was a kid, it was all dry dirt farmers & pickup trucks. Now its all about the wine business & Beemers... Its having growing pains, & water  More

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I moved to the area in August of 07 to teach, and am NOW living in Central CA...AGAIN:( Could NOT afford to live "in the neighborhood" on my own salary (@ 60K), and I  More

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Over 15 years ago

I live in Paso Robles, California. It is a wonderful place to live and retire. San Luis Obispo County has several small towns and cities. Those towns that are on, or  More

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