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Paso Robles Move

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Paso Robles Move

Job transfer - moving to Central Coast from San Diego. Looking for suggestions on where to move ... SLO, Paso Robles or Arroyo Grande?

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Tell us what you like? Hobbies? Family? country or town living? Beach location or rolling hills?

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Beach, sushi, wine, making friends

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Arroyo Grande has year round moderate temps with some summer fog, but is minutes from the beach. Not a lot of shopping in AG, though.

San Luis Obispo tends to be a little warmer in the summer and a little colder in the winter than the towns on the coast. It's also a college town and many neighborhoods suffer from weekend partiers year round. Downtown SLO is very charming with lots of great little shops, both local and corporate.

Paso Robles/Atascadero/Templeton/Creston: All these towns are located north of Cuesta Grade an miles inland from the coast. That can mean triple digit temps in the summer and freezes in the winter (Think wrapping your water pipes or leaving water running when freezing temps are present)

Morro Bay/Los Osos: Neighboring coastal communities popular with people who work in SLO but want to go home to cooler temps in the summer. Both also tend to be foggier in the summer months, but they are nice, small towns with lots of nearby activities to keep you busy. Montana de Oro State Park is just south of Los Osos and is our crown jewel along the this part of the coast.

Edited: 23 February 2012, 10:01
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Our beach towns near SLO:

Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Morro Bay, Cayucos, Cambria

Try looking at homes on www.realtor.com and see what appeals to you. I can you what certain neighborhoods are like in AG, GB & PB.

Edited: 23 February 2012, 10:04
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The Beach areas are very different from the inland wine country areas. We bought a ranch near Paso six years ago and make the commute up from L.A. and love it. We used to go to Pismo Beach all the time for the holidays, but we just love Paso. I can get to the beach and Cambria in about 45 minutes from our ranch, but my husband can go in to Hunter Ranch Golf Course in Paso easily.

We really like Paso because there are so many festivals and fun things to do, such as Zin Festival, Wine Festival, Festival of the Arts, the band concerts on the square during the summer (to which one can take a picnic), the Mid-State Fair (with lots of good acts, Journey and Pat Benatar will be there this year), all the various wine dinners and things going on at the wineries, also the Movies in the Vineyard series that starts in summer and Concerts in the Vineyard series, there is a hot air balloon festival from time to time, and then you get into harvest season, which is just beautiful and exciting to be there, too.

The restaurants are very good -- in fact, we feel like we have better restaurants in Paso than near where we live in L.A. The people there are all so friendly and caring, and it's been quite easy to make friends up there. We were really pleased with If you need his name, leave me a message and I'll get back to you. His family has been ranching in the area for over 100 years and he knows the area better than anyone. We tried several realtors before finding him, but he got the job done and we're thrilled he did. We never can wait to get out of L.A. and up there.

Wherever you choose, the Central Coast is just a beautiful area, you can't go wrong in any of those places.

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