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Each year SLO finds its way onto lists from happiest, healthiest, friendliest, most romantic to best downtown, best college towns and best place to work to name a few. It appears that the many benefits that sets San Luis Obispo apart from the rest is no longer a secret.

Founded in 1772 San Luis Obispo serves as the county seat of San Luis Obispo County, is the home to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) as well as 45,119 residents according to the 2010 census. SLO (slow), or San Luis (San Lewis) as it’s known is located on the Central Coast equidistant from San Francisco and Los Angeles on both Highway 101 and Highway 1.

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Gallup and Healthways: San Luis Obispo named Top Work Environment
Gallup and Healthways: Top 10 Communities, Overall Well-Being
Travel+Leisure: America’s Most Romantic Towns
Wine Enthusiast: 2013 Wine Region of the Year: Paso Robles
CNN: 10 of America’s most romantic towns
examiner.com: San Luis Obispo named 5th Healthiest Town in America
Wine Enthusiast: SLO/Paso
San Francisco Chronicle: San Luis Obispo attractions: Slow is the way to go
MovotoBlog: These Are America’s 10 Friendliest Small Cities
Los Angeles Times: Keep it close with these LGBT-friendly weekend getaways
Chicago Tribune: 10 for the road: Smaller is better
The Washington Post: California’s Central Coast, overflowing with attractions
Smarter Travel: America’s Best Small Cities on the Rise
The Detroit News: SLO Wine Country: One of California’s ocean gems for visitors and vino
Condé Nast Traveler: The Perfect Weekend Getaway in San Luis Obispo
The Dallas Morning News: Family travel: It’s time to find your happy place
The Washington Post: The 10 maps that illustrate the healthiest counties in America
GrindTV: My Playground: California’s Central Coast