About Arroyo Grande
Nestled between the coastal range and the sea, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, Nipomo and San Luis Obispo to the north along with Santa Maria to the south all have the charm of a small town, with many of the amenities that make a large metropolitan area appealing. Conveniently located half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco, these Central Coast cities offers a mild climate year-round and easy access to many artistic and recreational activities.
The history of the area’s thriving agricultural life can be experienced first hand with a drive through the countryside. You’ll see farms, vineyards and ranches, some still run by families who have been on the land for three and four generations.
The Central Coast area boasts a wide range of home styles and values. Along city streets and into the surrounding hills you’ll find lovely condominium complexes, single-family tract homes (on a variety of lot sizes) and high-end custom homes on acreages. Prices range from the upper $300,000s to spacious multi-million dollar mansions. Most neighborhoods are family-friendly and close to schools, shopping and parks.
The Central Coast continues to work to balance economic goals with strong policies and programs that promote and maintain the community’s environment, quality of life and rural character. http://www.arroyogrande.org/econ_dev/strategy.pdf
Santa Barbara is 90 miles scenic drive south along the Pacific Ocean.
Monterey Bay and Carmel are about 160 miles north of Arroyo Grande.
Los Angeles is 185 miles to the south of Arroyo Grande
San Francisco is 248 miles north of Arroyo Grande
The scenic Highway One that goes through Big Sur north to Carmel starts in Morro Bay which is 29 miles north of Arroyo Grande.
San Simeon (Hearst Castle) is 59 miles north of Arroyo Grande