Madonna Mountain is in the center of the City of San Luis Obispo.

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Home > 2016 Top 100 Best Places to Live > San Luis Obispo, CA
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Economy 46
Education 81
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Housing 73
Infrastructure 60

#29. San Luis Obispo, CA

Many residents of San Luis Obispo claim they’ve found the “happiest place to live.” Geographically speaking, they’ve struck a gold mine. San Luis Obispo is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Ridge, smack dab in the middle of Central Coast Wine Country. California Polytechnic State University and Cuesta College give the city a youthful vibe, while a network of trails, parks and recreational facilities help keep residents healthy. See where San Luis Obispo ranked on the 2014 Top 100 Best Places to Live. 

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