Cambria Real Estate and Cambria California
At the foot of the scenic Highway One & Big Sur coast, halfway between Lows Angeles and San Francisco, is the quaint seaside village of Cambria. Cambria was settled in the early 1860's with the towns center located in what is now East Village. By the 1880's Cambria real estate was booming as the second largest town in the county, with a population of nearly 7000, and an active center of shipping.
In 1894, railroad lines were extended into San Luis Obispo from the
south, resulting in the decline of coastal shipping and the isolation of
Cambria. It was more than a quarter century before the first improved
road to Cambria was completed.
In 1927, the area called Cambria Pines was subdivided into small residential lots. Today, tourism and real estate are the town's main industries. Residents include artists and craftspeople, retirees, professionals ranchers and farmers.
It took almost a decade for Cambria to settle on a name. In 1869, after going by Slab town, Rosaville, San Simeon and Santa Rosa, the name Cambria was officially adopted.
The dramatic coastal drive on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo County has earned its reputation as one of the most scenic drives in the world. This area is home to Ragged Point, San Simeon, Cambria, Harmony and Cayucos.
Cambria's Moonstone Beach Area At the northwest corner of the county is Ragged Point, an untamed section of coastline. Just south is the Piedras Blancas (meaning "white rocks") beach, where the 110' Piedras Blanca Lighthouse, built in 1874, still stands as a beacon warning boaters and fishermen of the perilous reefs and rocky shores.
San Simeon Pier, built in 1878 by William Randolph Hearst's father,
George Hearst, continues to serve the area's commercial and sports
Cambria's West Village
At the northwest corner of the county is Ragged Point, an untamed section of coastline. Just south is the Piedras Blancas (meaning "white rocks") beach, where the 110' Piedras Blanca Lighthouse, built in 1874, still stands as a beacon warning boaters and fishermen of the perilous reefs and rocky shores.
An amusing controversy continues over the correct pronunciation of Cambria. Visitors and newcomers usually call it Came-Bri-a, while most residents agree on Camm-bria.
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