Morro Bay Homes For Sale
The town of Morro Bay is the quintessential American fishing village, built next to a bay that protects the fishing fleet and provides them safe anchor. Many communities that were once small fishing villages have grown and morphed into something much different over the years. Like much of the Central Coast Morro Bay has managed to retain it's identity and to this day remains a fishing community and the pier bustles with fishermen bringing their daily catch to offload and sell.
The official city website list the city's population at about 10,000 in 2010, surprisingly, a slight decrease from the 2000 census numbers.
Maybe it's the weather, which is generally cool even mid day, or maybe it's the just because it's a beach town, Morro Bay has a vibe that is full of energy. Residents and guests can be seen hiking, biking, kayaking, golfing or sailing all year round. In October the population swells as people come from around the world to take in the Morro Bay Harbor Festival, an event filled with delicious food, fun music and locally made beers and wines. It's a great place to bring your kids too with lots of activities and events for them.
The commercial district near the pier boasts some mighty fine restaurants with, surprisingly, seafood as featured fare. Artists and art dealers are an integral part of the rich culture of Morro Bay and one can spend a good deal of time admiring paintings, sculptures, glass and ceramics. Bring your credit card!
As with almost every beach community real estate values are higher than average and in 2009 the median home price was over $600,000. Prices have come down since then and appear to have stabilized.
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