Templeton, CA

It has a population of less than 8,000 people but Templeton, CA has a lot to offer a young family starting out as well as those moving toward their 50s. In fact, most residents in Templeton are in their mid 40s as opposed to the rest of California where the median age is 35 years old. So why are 40 year olds attracted to Templeton real estate? It comes down to one word; affordability.

If you asked me about life in Templeton, CA…

Probably the first thing I would tell you is that you will find no shortage of affordable properties in this area. Though it is less than 10 square miles big, Templeton includes many of the unincorporated communities located all around it like Paso Robles, Atascaderos, and Santa Margarita.

Overall you will find that Templeton is pretty diverse for its small size and the population is growing year after year. Part of the reason for the recent population growth is largely due to the housing collapse and the rising rent prices in larger cities. Residents here are pretty typical earning a median income of just over $68,000 which is $8,000 higher than the state average.


Parents have four public schools in the Templeton Unified School District. Kids can attend from K - 12. There is the high performing Templeton High School, one middle school, and two elementary schools. Vineyard Elementary teaches 3rd grade through 5th grade while Templeton Elementary teaches K through 2nd grade.

After high school many Templeton students stay at home and attend one of the seven different local colleges and universities all within a hundred miles of Templeton, CA. Those schools include Cal Polytechnic State in San Luis Obispo less than 20 miles away, Cuesta College just 16 miles away, and Cal State Bakersfield 92 miles away.


You’ll find that the atmosphere here in Templeton is very laid back. People dress casually and eat from the food that they grow with their own hands. Farm fresh food is a big part of the flavor of Templeton. Ranches surround the area and local growers bring fresh grapes, alfalfa, and dairy to local markets.

While the rural ranch easiness of Templeton permeates the vibe of the community, there are still plenty of other things to enjoy beyond horseback riding and cattle ranching. Templeton is one of the top producers of wines. You can tour and sample the local wineries, orange groves, and shop a smorgasbord of produce at the Templeton Community Park on weekends.

Whether you are in the mood for some fresh caught fish or a thick juicy steak, you will find a bold mix of flavors and local delicacies in Templeton. Are you in the mood for duck? You can find that here. Feeling more like artisanal sandwiches and sampling locally produced cheeses, you will find that here too.

One thing about living in Templeton, CA…

Templeton is ideally located at the northern tip of San Luis Obispo County and is surrounded by many different small villages. Whether you want to go horseback riding in Paso Robles, quilt shopping in Santa Margarita, or watch the Lakers play 166 miles away in L.A., you are close to everything living in Templeton, CA.

When looking for real estate in Templeton, CA…

Real estate in Templeton will run you on average around $400,000 to $500,000. However I can show you three and four bedroom homes worth anywhere from between half a million dollars to just over a million dollars.  Homes here come in a variety of styles including townhomes, single family homes, multi-family homes, and more.

Talk to Ted about Buying or Selling Your Templeton Home

I can show you what’s available right now in Templeton, CA real estate. Just talk to Ted at Ted Gillan - Realtor to find out more about buying or selling your Templeton home.

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