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Old 01-03-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: metamora
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Iam going to retire early and plan to move to California I like the San Luis Obispo area I am raising my two grandchildren 6 and 4 so schooling and
family frendly area is important. I like small towns ,anybody help me with
some advice on what would be a good place. I realise housing is a lot more
but that is not a problem. I like family values I dont need all the bling.
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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sl1cker-I lived in SLO for 25+ years. Gods country!! perfect weather! Great wineries! Plenty of good restaurants. Very good schools. Well educated population. Not much crime. Near beautiful beaches. Some of which are clothing optional. within a short drive of any type of outdoor recreation you could want. Probably a little expensive compared to Michigan. Small enough to have that small town feeling but big enough to have some culture. heavily influenced by the presence of Cal Poly State University. I wish i could have stayed there when I retired but after doing the math i realized that my $$ would go alot further back home in Tennesse. Good Luck!!!!
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Sl1cker - you might also check out the Atascadero/Paso Robles areas. The climate is hotter than SLO but it has a more rural, conservative feel.
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I realise housing is a lot more but that is not a problem.
What exactly is your housing price range or rental budget?
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: metamora
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What exactly is your housing price range or rental budget?
in the range of 1 to 1.5M
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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With that type of budget check out the area around Lopez Lake just southeast of SLO or the Templeton area around York Mountain Winery about 25 miles north of SLO. If you wany to live on the beach check out Morro Bay or Cayucos. Youll get alot for that kind of $$$.
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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I love that area of and around SLO. Reminds me of Spain.
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:44 PM
JnR
 
Location: Central Coast, Ca
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A lot of people in this area think that the Templeton School District is the absolute best. I personally do not have any kids but I hear that from lots of people. I live in SLO county and I personally like the North County (Atascadero, Templeton, Paso Robles) but I like the heat of the summers and can't stand the fog of the coastal towns. I have also lived in Morro Bay, Cayucos, Los Osos and San Luis Obispo and they are all nice. I would stay away from buying a house in Los Osos, they are still having the big sewer development fight and no one knows just how much the property owners will end up paying for it once they can agree on a plan. This area has grown a lot over the last 5-10 years and the housing prices have gone up as well, but it is still a beautiful and relatively uncrowded area to live in.
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