San Luis Obispo, California 

21 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps

Thanks for Voting!

Reviews for San Luis Obispo  based on 21 Reviews

Get to know San Luis Obispo with the latest comments and reviews from people who live in or have visited San Luis Obispo

COST OF LIVING AND FINDING A PLACE TO LIVE - 4/15/2015
MY FIANCEE AND I ARE LOOKING TO MOVE TO SLO FOR RETIREMENT ( NEXT MONTH ) WE ARE BOTH ARTISTS AND HOPE OUR TALENT WILL HELP WITH COST OF LIVING IN SLO!!! ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR CHEAP STUDIOS OR APARTMENTS? EVEN A WAREHOUSE TYPE WOULD BE NICE!

BRUCE AND CELIA  Read More

Start Your Review of San Luis Obispo


Sunny & 70º - 3/31/2015
In almost any season of the year in San Luis Obispo, you’ll find the sun shining and the temperature hitting around 70º at some point in the day. With the temperature range from 50º-80º throughout the day & night year round, it makes taking to the outdoors a Read More

Beautiful place to live hard to find a room - 10/14/2013
San Luis Obispo and surrounding areas are beautiful, great weather, beaches, farms markets, a downtown area full of some of the best bars and restaurants, wine country, great bike paths, hiking, very safe, some traffic not too bad compared to bigger cities in California. The food is a bit pricey, but you can find reasonable buys. It seems like the closer you to the Cal Poly the more you are competing with the students with jobs and a place to live. If your not a current student it's very hard to find reasonable housing in San Luis Obispo. If you have a pet it's even harder. You can find housing in the nearby communities. but it's still a challenge. If you can pay $1400 for a 1 bedroom, your good. But if you can't. good luck in the hunt. Read More

Moving to Santa Fe? - 12/2/2012
I'm confused. I've compared the cost of living of the Santa Fe area to other cities of comparable size, including suburban New Jersey areas, and I am finding the cost of living to be considerably lower in Santa Fe. Am I missing something? I'm on the California coast and looking on craigslist I find the rentals in Santa Fe to be much cheaper and to require much less in the way of deposits, etc. Are they that bad? They don't look that bad on Read More

climate - 10/4/2012
The stated av July temp is way off, the rainfall is way off. Who writes your reviews? Get rid of Read More

Nice area, but too expensive - 4/17/2010
Good weather, schools and health care, but housing costs are too high for an area with an ~$50k/yr median income. It is correcting itself, but it will be several more years; think 2013. Be wise and rent until the Alt-A and Option-ARM mortgage resets have done their Read More

San Luis Obispo, CA - 12/29/2009
I grew up here but as I near retirement I have to move out of the area because I can't afford the cost of Read More

homes - 5/16/2009
I need a home pls help me thanks. also with bairly any crime Read More

A great place - 3/24/2009
I have lived in San Luis Obispo for 30 years. Its about ten miles from the coast and contains Cal Ploy state university and Cuesta college. The weather here is sunny and pleasantly warm all year around. The down town is exciting with lots to do and the vibrant youthful energy that students bring to a community. Their are concerts and events on campus were a new theater was built about ten years ago that hosts world class performances. Their are good coffee shops, bars, and movie theaters at least one that plays alternative or foreign films. San Luis or SLO town as its called because of the slow mellow life that many enjoy here is relatively open minded and easy going from my experience a nice balance between the attributes of a large city and a small town. Its in close proximity to many smaller communities all within San Luis Obispo county witch all are very unique: Morro bay, Los Osos, Pismo beach and Paso Robles are just a few. For those that love the out doors you have the Read More

Reasonable weather and nice views, but missing a l - 9/29/2008
San Luis Obispo (SLO) brings me mixed feelings. I've lived here for just over two years, and found some things to be as expected, and others definitely not. The weather is usually good (except for the cold water at the beach, and cold mornings nearly year-round, and cold NW winds, especially in the spring). Outdoor activities are plentiful (great State Parks nearby, good camping opportunities, pleasant biking except for that wind, etc.). The cost of living is high, and there are very few young professionals (it's all students, retirees, or people who work at either the prison, Cal Poly, or other State/County/City work). It is VERY isolated, being nearly four hours from any real city. The culture (besides Cal Poly - spoiled and immature), tends to be narrow-minded, conservative, and anything but diverse (often makes me feel like I'm living in the 1950s) - perhaps better than North County, but that's not saying much. A few progressive policies have been put into place (smoking Read More


View More Data >

COMPARE COST OF LIVING
Compare San Luis Obispo, California to any other place in the USA.

MAPS OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA
Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time.San_Luis_Obispo,California Map
ZIP CODES IN SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA
93405 93401

NEW LISTINGS IN SAN LUIS OBISPO
$875,000
388 Kentucky Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 3

$849,000
5982 Pebble Beach Way
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$1,950,000
1390 Mail Pouch Ln
Bed 5 | Bath 5

$2,390,000
1618 Woodland Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$764,500
1303 Alder St
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$979,000
928 Goldenrod Ln
Bed 5 | Bath 3

$539,000
1224 Manzanita Way
Bed 2 | Bath 3


PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION

Includes Cost of Living compares for child care, utilities, transportation, health, taxes, housing for home owners vs renters, weather, insurance premiums and so much more.

Try Now

Join BestPlaces