Shell Beach Real Estate & Homes for Sale in San Luis Obispo County, California


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Shell Beach Real Estate & Homes for Sale in California

Shell Beach, created to provide a summer retreat from the heat of the Central California valleys, was nothing but pea fields around 75 years ago when it was bought and developed by businessman Floyd Calvert. In 1926, Calvert paid $45,000 for 41 acres between the ocean and the highways and began development. Due to the Great Depression and World War II, Calvert was nearly wiped out. He survived, although it took 20 years to sell the first 456 lots on the land he owned.

It wasn't until after World War II that Shell Beach changed from a resort area for residents of the San Joaquin Valley to a residential community. Today the area is one of California's most popular tourist destinations, offering visitors spectacular ocean views and unmatched recreational opportunities. The city's proximity to Central Valley and the "half-way mark" between Los Angeles and San Francisco make this area an ideal getaway.

Real Estate options in Shell Beach include single family homes, condos and townhouses, and investment properties. With a temperate climate, a low crime rate and moderate home prices, Shell Beach is an ideal place to live and raise a family.

Shell Beach Real Estate Market: Price Range of Shell Beach Homes for Sale

Shell Beach has single-family homes available ranging from under $100,000 up to around $3,000,000. Condos and townhouses are available in Shell Beach starting in the $100,000s up to over $1,000,000.

Shell Beach Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of April 19th, 2020: homes priced around $1,089,293 compared to $1,095,095 the previous week, for a slight decrease of less than -1%.  For Sunday, April 19th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.51%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.90%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.41%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.12%.