Atascadero

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Atascadero

Perfectly situated in Paso Robles wine country and surrounded by over 200 world-class wineries, Atascadero is a must-visit for wine lovers. This area’s small-town, family-friendly hospitality is a joy to return to after an adventurous day of golfing, wine tasting, hiking, biking, or enjoying the lake. Atascadero’s unique lifestyle and rural atmosphere hints at the rich heritage of this area evidenced by charming historical buildings.

Climate

On average, there are 290 sunny days per year in Atascadero. The July high is around 87 degrees, and the January low is 35. Atascadero is further inland than most other cities in the county, and as a result, usually experiences warmer, drier summers and cooler winters. The west side of the city is influenced by the ocean and experiences more moderate summer temperatures.

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Culture

Atascadero is known as a pet-friendly city, so your four-legged friends are welcome at the local parks. Visit the weekly Farmer’s Market for fresh, local produce. Annual events include LakeFest, Summer Concert Series, 4th of July Bluegrass Freedom Festival, Dancing in the Streets, Cornhole Tournament, Winter Wonderland, Tamale Festival, Tent City Marathon, Central Coast Craft Beer Fest, Father-Daughter Dance, and Colony Days. Check out the Charles Paddock Zoo and historic downtown Colony District.

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Schools

Atascadero contains 12 schools. One of their highest-rated schools is Atascadero High School, which has 1,333 students. There are also three private schools to choose from with an average class student/teacher ratio of 10:1. Cuesta Community College and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo University are within 25 miles of city limits.

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Market

Atascadero’s median home value of $513,626 makes this city a more affordable option of living in San Luis Obispo County. Atascadero home values have gone up 7.2% over the past year, and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.7% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Atascadero is $305, which is lower than the San Luis Obispo Metro average of $366. The median price of homes currently listed in Atascadero is $575,000. Housing options range from single-family homes to ranchettes – either near the center of the city or further out in the rural areas.

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Lifestyle

There are lots of family-friendly options in Atascadero for your next meal out. The main street of town offers plenty of choices including Mexican, sushi, burgers, and barbecue. The historic Carlton Hotel, built in 1929, offers some of the area’s finest dining. Downtown area offers friendly tasting rooms and brew houses for award-winning wines and IPA’s or head out to the backcountry to visit a plethora of wineries.

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Atascadero Real Estate

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