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Old 08-03-2008, 12:01 PM
 
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My parents, after having spent a few hours in Los Osos, came to the conclusion that Los Osos was a poor place to decide to raise a family. Upon hearing their opinion my heart sank, as I am currently trying to interest them in helping me purchase my first home. (Me)-"Maybe Morro Bay"...no luck...(Parents)-"how about Paso Robles." Nothing against Paso, but it's just a little to far from the Estero Bay. I love this little nook of SLO County for all the obvious reasons that anyone else framiliar with the area would have. My folks apparently had tunnel vision while checking out Osos, and Morro Bay, focusing only on the run-down homes with disheveled yards scattered between the two towns. With hardwired visions of suburbia they were unable to really look around and appreciate the beauty. In an effort to achieve the immpossible, I have been researching the demographics of the above mentioned cities in the hopes that I might cure the opinianated blind. While comparing and contrasting statistics, it occured to me that numbers and percentages alone dont have the beef I need to make a case. So I'm turning towards the online community for the human touch. Any insight anyone might have to share concerning schools, crime, community, etc., as well as any opinions concerning the best place, between the coast and over the hill, to raise children, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Possible Lifetime Renter
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Baywood Park
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I grew up in Morro Bay and I'm now living and raising a family in Los Osos. I think they are great places to grow up. Yes, you will see shacky homes and unkept yards here. And some of those places sit next door to million dollar homes (or did). I think that's just part being a "beach" town? I can answer any questions you have. But, to me, it sounds like your parents have their minds made up. I have to ask though. Why are you letting your parents tell YOU where to raise your children?
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:44 AM
 
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I have to ask though. Why are you letting your parents tell YOU where to raise your children?
I concur. How old are you? If you are old enough to sign, you are an adult and can make big people decisions.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:05 PM
 
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Morro Bay has more parks, kids activities, nature and fun things to do as a family than any place I've lived before. Anything west of the 1 is the place to live, much nicer houses and more of a family friendly community. Check out the small area south of King's (west of Quintana) I always see a ton of kids playing on the streets there and the houses are well kept, easy access to the park too.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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I would really like to move to Los Osos but checking on the schools is a bit dissapointing. According to the great schools website they seem to be sociodisadvantaged. I find that surprising as the area doesn't seem to be. Does anyone have school age kids and have experience with the schools. I did meet two teachers who live in Los Osos and they mentioned they drive their 2 children to Santa Maria for school.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:34 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Don't pay any attention to anything on the web regarding your kids education, go to Los Osos, talk to teachers. Los Osos is a fine little town, and one of the worlds best places to raise your kids.
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