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Los Osos

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Los Osos, CA is an unincorporated community, 10.6 miles east of San Luis Obispo, with a 12.783 sq. mile area and a population of 14,276, according to the 2010 US Census. Los Osos is home to the Elfin Forest, and Montana De Oro State Beach. Los Osos is largely a bedroom community for San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. There is a small business district for a few blocks along Los Osos Valley Road, with several shops. The rest of the town is almost entirely residential. There are two roads into Los Osos, one being Los Osos Valley Road from San Luis Obispo, and the other South Bay Blvd, connecting to Morro Bay and Highway 1.  Tourists often visit Los Osos for the Elfin Forest, Montana De Oro State Beach, and also to see the annually migrating Monarch butterflies, which are attracted to the large groves of eucalyptus trees in Los Osos.