When it was first established as a planned community back in 1914, Atascadero’s founder dreamed of a small ranch village that would bloom to at least a population of 30,000 people. It has taken more than a century but as of 2013, Atascadero’s residential population was just over 900 people short of 30,000.
If you asked me about life in Atascadero, CA…
I would tell you that the city of Atascadero has kept its small town, rural feel. Since its beginnings as an agricultural subdivision, there is still a love of the ranch lifestyle in Atascadero. Even in the schools you will see that students in the Atascadero Unified School District excel in many areas including academics and athletics, but they also excel in agriculture.
In this small town of 30,000 residents there are seven different elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and four alternative schools. The AUSD ranks among the highest performing school districts in California.
You’ll find plenty of parks and nature trails in and around Atascadero. The central gathering spot for locals is the Lake Park Complex. There you will see parents coaching little league basketball teams, children playing on the swings, and old friends gathering for an afternoon barbecue.
There are plenty of things to do that go along with the unique hometown culture of the area. Teens make A-Town their home where they can jump dirt ramps and concrete walls on their BMX bikes and skateboards while animal lovers enjoy spying a wild mountain lion in their backyard or teaching their kids about wildlife at the local zoo.
One thing about living in Atascadero, CA…
If you are like many who discover Atascadero and make it your home, the beauty of living in this rural town is that you are no more than a day trip away from the wild city scenes of L.A. to the south and San Francisco to the north.
A quick trip down the historic 101 highway will lead you straight to San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach. Go west from Atascadero on the 41 and you’ll hit Morro Bay and miles of gorgeous Pacific Coastline.
When looking for real estate in Atascadero, CA…
I can show you beachfront properties along Morro Bay or ranch-style homes at the foot of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Because of the warmer climate in Atascadero you may even find fruit bearing trees or an orchard on your parcel of land.
A typical single family home in Atascadero, CA costs anywhere from between $450,000 to $750,000. Many of the homes are spacious ranch-style homes situated on top of a couple of acres of flat land. You can find a three or four bedroom home for as low as $300,000 or as high as $4 million. Talk to Ted about helping you find your new home in Templeton, CA.
Talk to Ted about Buying or Selling Your Atascadero Home
You will need the help of a real estate pro who knows the area if you are looking to buy here. There are city-wide policies that ensure that all citizens have access to affordable housing in Atascadero. For that reason there are very few homeless people here but it can also make buying or selling real estate in Atascadero, CA a little tricky.
Talk to me Ted about buying or selling your Atascadero home. I will give you the low down on where to find top properties and will negotiate a great deal for you.