Some people live in their free time and some free their time to live.

Ready for a change of pace? Already love it here and looking for a career so you can stay? Be part of this vibrant entrepreneurial San Luis Obispo region deemed by National Geographic as the top five happiest cities in America, where life-work balance can be your reality. Free your time to enjoy a place with over 300 days of sun, and 80 miles of pristine coastline, and an average countywide commute time of 20 minutes.





What People Are Saying…

The biggest selling point for moving to San Luis Obispo County was the beautiful and charming downtown, connected and friendly community, and limitless opportunities for outdoor activity. We’ve have been here for almost a decade and are still discovering amazing new places and things to do. On a professional level, our small business has thrived because the independent business movement is thriving here.”

John and Sara Peterson, Owners of Scout Coffee

Having been fortunate enough to travel the world extensively, I can unequivocally say that we are lucky enough to live in one of the nicest places on Earth.  The Central Coast offers an incredible combination of beauty, sophistication, weather, and outdoor activities that provides its residents with an incredible quality of life.  All of this inspired me to move here over 20 years ago and staying here remains central to all of my personal and business strategy decisions.”

Bill Borgsmiller, Owner of ACI Jet

I love the people here. They have a consideration for one another that I haven’t’ seen anywhere else. This is a place where people still hold the door open for one another, even when they’re busy.  Not to mention the weather is nice and there’s no traffic. The Central Coast is very chill. I love it here!

Kevin Tran, Technician at CIO Solutions

After founding and serving as CEO of three Silicon Valley companies, my wife, five year old daughter, and I moved to the Central Coast in 1993. It was a great decision for us. It’s been renewing and refreshing to live where the natural environment brings a healthy rhythm to life. I am able to operate coaching programs reaching 30 states and over 10,000 attendees a year from my office looking out over Morro Bay and the ocean. Especially important, my wife (professional artist) and daughter (creative writer) thrive here. With a supportive business community and two performing arts centers drawing world-class performances, we have culture, community, and connections.” .

Don Maruska, Master Certified Coach



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