Santa Margarita

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Santa Margarita

This quiet town serves as the gateway to Carrizo Plain National Monument and is only a 10-mile drive from San Luis Obispo. Established in 1889, Santa Margarita contains historical and modern discoveries for all. The lake and surrounding hiking trails provides endless outdoor adventures for nature lovers.

Climate

On average, there are 286 sunny days per year in Santa Margarita. The July high is around 93 degrees. The January low is 31. This area is known for warm days and evenings cooled by coastal breezes.

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Culture

Santa Margarita Lake can be explored year round. Enjoy kayaking, fishing, and boating. Thousands of acres of open space are home to a wide variety of plants and wildlife. This area can be traversed by hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

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Schools

Santa Margarita Elementary School is the only school in this town, and it is part of Atascadero Unified School District.. There are no private schools. Cal Poly and Cuesta College are just 15 minutes away.

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Market

Santa Margarita’s media home value of $513,626 makes this city a more affordable option of living in San Luis Obispo County. Home values have increased 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 Santa Margarita is $305, which is lower than the San Luis Obispo Metro average of $366.

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Lifestyle

This quaint little town, located between San Luis Obispo and Atascadero, offers quality dining for your dining pleasure. Enjoy some of the finest grass-fed steaks and a a creative farm-to-table menu.  After a day at the lake and some adventure-seeking ziplining, the rustic downtown beckons with a small-town, friendly vibe. It is a perfect escape from the nearby busy college areas and the tourism on the coast. Some nights local musicians will serenade you as you enjoy your meal. In a hurry, grab a picnic and head to your exploration destination.

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