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Central Coast Of California

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This Central Coast area, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, provides many convenient opportunities to live, learn, play and grow. It is an outdoors and events paradise with miles of hiking/biking trails at the beach and in the foothills; and offers many sporting activities for the enthusiasts including: golfing, kayaking, sailing, surfing, jet skiing, and local team sports. Additional popular activities include world-class dining, wine tasting, music, hot springs, spa resort, art galleries, theater and festivals. We have area resource experts ready to help you with information and exploration needs.

With ideal year-round sunshine and picturesque landscapes, Marian Regional Medical Center is located in Santa Maria, California, nestled in the foothills of Santa Barbara County wine country. Located along the Pacific Ocean halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Santa Maria is located in the heart of the Central Coast and has the largest population in Santa Barbara County.

The Central Coast region is known for its breathtakingly beautiful ocean and mountain views; soft, sandy beaches; rocky coastline vistas; wine country tours; and quaint towns offering delicious cuisine, world-renowned wines and diverse culture. Within just minutes from any direction, Santa Maria and Central Coast community members enjoy countless hiking trails, championship golf courses, pristine beaches, nationally recognized live theater productions and historical missions.

Opportunities for surfing, water skiing, golfing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, festivals, farmers markets, shopping, film festivals, art shows, wine tasting and more all abound on the Central Coast.

Local higher education institutions include Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria and California Polytechnic State University and Cuesta College in nearby San Luis Obispo, providing community members with a wealth of educational, sports and cultural offerings. With high-ranking and community-oriented schools, minimal traffic congestion and just a 30-minute drive to the hospital from any direction, the California Central Coast is a perfect area to start a career and raise a family.

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