Retire in San Luis Obispo, CA

Livability Score
54
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
45911
Median Househould Income
44894
Median Age
25
65 Years and Over
5003
Median Home Value
519200
Unemployed
1980
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Roxanne's Cafe

It is a great place to eat if you want a healthy satisfying meal. The food is really good and it changes by the season. They also serve kombucha on tap. The...

2. Haute Skillet Truck

Our company recently hired Haute Skillet and chef Anna for an 'exclusive' event in Paso Robles, despite our turnout being sub-par, the food was not. Every...

3. High Street Market & Deli

Expensive--but worth it y'all! The bread is so fresh (Dutch crunch anyone?), they use Boar's Head meat, and the produce is never wilted. It's literally...

4. Thai Boat

I could not say enough positive things about this place. The Panang Curry is delicious, spiced to order. The Thai tea is a great addition to any meal. And...

5. Goshi Japanese Restaurant

Goshi's is phe-nom-nom-enal. Point made. This is probably the closest thing to authentic Japanese food I've ever had and I cant get enough. There was a...

Golf
1. Morro Bay Golf Course

Friendly staff, challenging course, and $122 for 2 players for 18 and a cart in a midday Friday in June. The guys in the Pro Shop, as well as the Marshall,...

2. Pismo State Beach Golf Course

4 stars with a giant * No, it's not a four star golf course in the sense that it's a star removed from Pebble Beach. We're talking a modest 9 hole, Par 3...

3. Sea Pines Golf Resort

I was very impressed with this hotel. Rooms were clean and spacious. The amenities that were available in the room were awesome (wine, beer, drinks, snacks...

4. Avila Beach Golf Course

The husband and I came here this past weekend and loved our experience. Not only was the course beautiful, but we did not feel rushed or pressured to move...

5. Dairy Creek Golf Course

We had my daughter's bridal shower here and it was so beautiful! Crystal was absolutely delightful and extremely accommodating. The food- spinach egg bake,...

Active
1. Gymnazo

Great people, facility and results. I am by far the oldest person in most of my sessions. But I feel very welcome and the results are worth it. I'll be...

2. Avila Beach Paddlesports

Good prices and nice folks! It got really windy when we were heading back from the lighthouse and I had to get "towed" by a kayak because my SUP skills...

3. Central Coast Kayaks

I'm all about being nature-y nowadays. And by that, I mean selective nature events that look good on Instagram ;) so naturally, kayaking is my new thing....

4. Athlon Fitness & Performance

Even though I have been playing goalkeeper in a recreational soccer league for a few years, my 42 year old body always felt like it had gone through the...

5. Cycletribe

I went to a YELP event at this place for a FREE spin class. And let me tell you, they didn't disappoint! The work out area itself was great. I liked their...

Arts
1. Baxter Moerman Fine Jewelry

For those of you who are considering a custom engagement ring, I highly recommend Baxter Moerman. Let me take you through my experience. ******CLIFF NOTES...

2. Central Coast Jeep Tour Adventures

Absolutely fantastic time on this wine tasting tour! Traveling around in the Jeep was fun and the views are breathtaking. Toured great wineries and olive...

3. Sunset Drive-In Theater

Freaking awesome, brought my kids here last night and it reminded me of small town SLO. I really need to go here more. Show up early for popular flicks or...

4. Claassen Gallery

Jeff is awesome. Super amazing artist. Great memory for people. Met him several years ago and still remembers me any time I walk in. I've purchased 2 or 3...

5. Palm Theatre

Totally different vibe and experience from the big boxes with their overpriced snacks! It's small and quaint, cash only, mostly independent films and...

Shopping
1. Running Warehouse

I absolutely love this place. I hate coming here though because: - I meander and hang out there wayyy to long - I always but more shoes than necessary It's...

2. The Ritual

Everyone here has a unique style about how they cut your hair! Which I like because you're not just sitting there getting a haircut, the barber usually is...

3. SLO Camp N Pack

I've been here countless times, and as a former Soldier can vouch for the authenticity of the gear here. The staff are super nice and always willing to...

4. Humankind Fair Trade

This is the go to place for non traditional shopping! They have an amazing assortment of fair trade items that are reasonably priced. You will also...

5. Growing Grounds Downtown

This little gem is in a sunny alley downtown. They have a beautiful selection of flowers and succulents, and they take care of the their plants well. Phil...

Health
1. Gymnazo

Great people, facility and results. I am by far the oldest person in most of my sessions. But I feel very welcome and the results are worth it. I'll be...

2. Powersource Chiropractic

I have been coming to here for years after trying two or three other chiropractors. Dr Scott is the best!! Vertebrae by vertebrae, adjust what is needed....

3. SLO Wellness Center

Going to the chiropractor can be scary .. Right? Not here. Upon walking up the stairs if you go that route rather than the elevator You are greeted by...

4. Douglas Ng, DDS

He explains everything. He is very kind. No long wait time. Love the massage chair! He encourages questions. I work in the medical field so I know a good...

5. Athlon Fitness & Performance

Even though I have been playing goalkeeper in a recreational soccer league for a few years, my 42 year old body always felt like it had gone through the...

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