The latest issue of “Where to Retire” magazine has an article of cities within a Wine Country. San Luis Obispo is one of the cities they spotlight.
I don’t know if the city of San Luis Obispo would be my #1 Central Coast city to retire in. I guess it’s what you are looking for in a city that counts. If you like the energy of a college town, then this is the place to be. When the Poly Canyon Village opens up, Cal Poly will raise their attendance by a few thousand. I think that will make the student population over 50% of the population of SLO.
But that’s what is great about the Central Coast. So many different cities to choose from!