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Old 08-10-2010, 02:36 AM
 
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What makes San Luis Obispo different and stick out from Monterey, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz? I know San Luis Obispo is known for it's mountainous region and it's university being academically better than others. I think our downtown isn't any different from Santa Cruz or Santa Barbara. We don't have a aquarium, zoo, or theme park that would attract many to visit. So what gets people coming to SLO? Is it the Mission or some other reason?
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:13 AM
 
Location: A bit further north than before
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Please don't take this wrong way, but does it really stick out? As a newcomer to the area, each of those towns have their own particular charm but I haven't found that SLO particularly differentiates itself either way.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: State of Jefferson coast
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No, "stick out" isn't the right term. If anything, it blends right in. I'd say that it's the "mama bear" city within that cluster. All the other cities are right on the coast. Being a few miles inland gives SLO a slightly drier, sunnier climate that still has a modicum of seasonal variation. It also has a pedestrian friendly, bicycle-friendly infrastructure, which is rare for the southern half of the state. But SLO has no higher degree of popularity with visitors. People are just as attracted to Santa Barbara and Monterey as they are to SLO.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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My parents have to go to SLO because their medicare covers the doctors there. It is the largest of the nearby cities. But no, it does not stand out at all.
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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Well maybe SLO is just like the rest.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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Well maybe SLO is just like the rest.
SLO, is similar in that it has that Central Cal feel, with rolling hills, beautiful scenery, a kind of layed back vibe (compared at least to SoCal). But it is probably more of a college town than the others, even though the others have universities as well. And yes, I think it's a bit sunnier, warmer because of it being a little ways east of the coast. So less fog, june gloom, etc...

This college town distinction also equates to fewer companies and jobs with more overqualified graduates who just like living there after college.

Derek
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Here&There
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Are we trying to get a separate forum for the Central Coast? lol.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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Are we trying to get a separate forum for the Central Coast? lol.
Yes, I mean I'd be happy to see a Monterey County subforum. But I think there is a larger need for the entire Central Coast to be represented. We get quite a good number of quesitons, threads, etc... here. And this area covers one of the most visited and beautiful parts of our state.

Derek
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:42 PM
 
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Love the central coast, cannot go wrong with any of the choices.I would be hard pressed to pick anyone that stood out.
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Here&There
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Yes, I mean I'd be happy to see a Monterey County subforum. But I think there is a larger need for the entire Central Coast to be represented. We get quite a good number of quesitons, threads, etc... here. And this area covers one of the most visited and beautiful parts of our state.

Derek
I am all for it.
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