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Area Description

The community of Los Osos/Baywood Park is nestled along the Southern tidal estuary of Morro Bay, on the smog-free coast of Central California. The town is a short 20 minute drive from San Luis Obispo through lush agricultural and cattle grazing countryside, a short 3 mile drive from Morro Bay and is just a few hours drive from several metropolitan areas such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.

Located 2.5 miles southwest of Los Osos is Montana de Oro State Park. This 8,000 acre, mostly undeveloped park offer visitors a wealth of natural beauty and excellent opportunities for hiking, camping and horseback riding, as well as shore fishing and diving.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Over 50 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails in the state park, Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, Small Wilderness Preserve and Los Osos Oaks State Reserve. Downtown Baywood Park, located on the back bay, has a village atmosphere that encourages one to stroll through small shops, art galleries and local restaurants. Kayaking and canoeing is available on the Estuary.

Cultural Activities

Festivals and outdoor music in spring, summer and fall. Local artisans throughout the community.

Public transportation

Buses are available through out San Luis Obispo County.

Medical Facilities

Hospitals are located 15 minutes away in San Luis Obispo with a wellness center in Morro Bay


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  42.0  52.0  61.9  3.5 "  0.0 "
 Feb  43.8  53.1  62.4  3.7 "  0.0 "
 Mar  44.4  53.4  62.4  3.7 "  0.0 "
 Apr  45.0  54.2  63.4  1.1 "  0.0 "
 May  47.5  55.1  62.8  0.3 "  0.0 "
 Jun  50.2  57.3  64.3  0.1 "  0.0 "
 Jul  52.3  58.8  65.2  0.0 "  0.0 "
 Aug  53.3  59.6  66.0  0.1 "  0.0 "
 Sep  52.6  60.1  67.7  0.4 "  0.0 "
 Oct  49.9  59.3  68.6  0.7 "  0.0 "
 Nov  45.6  55.9  66.1  1.5 "  0.0 "
 Dec  41.8  52.0  62.3  2.5 "  0.0 "

Los Osos/Baywood Park enjoys a moderate climate all year: Winter - sunny days, clear nights. Spring - breezy days, cool nights. Summer - foggy mornings, sunny afternoons and cool nights. Fall - warm, sunny days, cool nights.

Natural Disaster Areas

Cost of Living for Central Coast, CA

Central Coast, California cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Los Osos/Baywood Park is a bedroom community that supports the college town of San Luis Obispo. We are mix of beach bungalows, family homes and vacation rentals.

Senior Assistance in Central Coast, CA

Central Coast, California offers the following assistance for seniors:

People Helping People offers senior help and free meals. Los Osos Cares Community Resource Center offers community resources and free dinners twice a month.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

There are volunteer opportunities through local service clubs, library and churches. The Chamber of Commerce uses senior volunteers.

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