Arroyo Grande

Welcome to Arroyo Grande

Americana vibes in a quaint, strawberry-scented coastal oasis
Glittering ocean views and rich Americana heritage define the quaint town of Arroyo Grande. This stunning example of classic coastal beauty boasts expansive beaches on one side and majestic foothill vistas on the other while the sweet scent of strawberries wafts through the air. Known for lush farms and fertile land, Arroyo Grande produces an incredible selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as luxe vineyards sporting a wide range of varietals.
In the town center, the Village stands as a beacon of Victorian architecture and vintage style, offering residents a turn-of-the-century playground complete with California’s last swinging bridge, community festivals, and a bevy of chef-driven bistros taking inspiration from the region’s rich agricultural roots. Located in San Luis Obispo County, Arroyo Grande is considered part of the Five Cities area, which includes nearby Pismo Beach and Grover Beach.

What to Love

  • Relaxed atmosphere 
  • Stunning countryside beauty
  • A dynamic lineup of festivals and celebrations

Local Lifestyle

Relaxed and breezy, Arroyo Grande is an idyllic setting for living the good life. This classic Central Coast town pampers residents with award-winning local wine, stylish bistros, and world-class entertainment.

Locals soak up the sun at Lopez Lake or meet up at the farmers’ market to stock up on fresh produce from the region’s fertile farms. The Old Village, with its vintage architecture, cultural centers, and of-the-moment bistros, is the perfect place to stroll, sip, and meet up with friends.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

California wineries have a reputation for world-class varietals and picturesque vistas, and Talley Vineyards joins the region’s top estates. Visit for a seated wine tasting and enjoy a flight of cool climate wines, or sip on the go while exploring the vineyard's spectacular landscape. The relaxed ambiance of wine country shines at Rooster Creek Tavern, a laid-back bistro featuring local wines and an indulgent menu of New American fare. Begin with the shrimp, calamari ceviche, and a classic Caesar salad before moving on to the ribeye or Pacific salmon.

For those nights when only a home-cooked meal will do, elevate your meal with the gourmet offerings from Arroyo Grande Meat Co. This village landmark supplies premium cuts and tender, perfectly seasoned steaks and meat. Arroyo Grande residents look to the Clark Center for the Performing Arts for entertainment, and this beautiful modern theater delights with a full dance card of plays, musicals, and concerts.

Things to Do 

Arroyo Grande has been synonymous with strawberries for generations, and this sweet summer treat still kicks off the summer during the beloved Strawberry Stampede. Located in the Arroyo Grande Village, this festival celebrates the region’s agricultural roots and pampers locals with juicy berries and strawberry desserts from area restaurants.

California’s fertile farmland produces an incredible variety of fruits and vegetables, and residents flock to Arroyo Grande’s own SLO County Farmers’ Market every Saturday afternoon for organic ingredients fresh from the farm. Located in the Village, this quaint country market is the perfect place to treat yourself to artisan cheeses, local honey, and a bevy of seasonal foods and flowers.

Heritage Square Park’s pretty blue and white pavilion is a beacon for community gatherings and festive neighborhood parties. This is where the annual Arroyo Grande Beer and Wine Festival takes place, bringing locals together every November to celebrate the region’s plentiful bounty of breweries and vineyards. Heritage Square Park kicks off the summer season with a Fourth of July concert and famous hot dogs from the South County Historical Society. The live music continues every Sunday throughout the summer.

The sparkling blue waters of Lopez Lake meet the horizon line of the tranquil California sky to create a breathtaking picture of California’s central coast. Spend a sunny afternoon out on the boat or stroll through the network of trails winding through this stunning reservoir.


Families living in Arroyo Grande enjoy access to several top public schools through the Lucia Mar Unified School District, as well as prestigious private academies, including:


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Overview for Arroyo Grande, CA

18,422 people live in Arroyo Grande, where the median age is 46.7 and the average individual income is $42,931. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Arroyo Grande, CA

Arroyo Grande has 7,376 households, with an average household size of 2.47. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Arroyo Grande do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 18,422 people call Arroyo Grande home. The population density is 3,101.82 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Arroyo Grande, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Arroyo Grande. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Arroyo Grande Montessori School
PreK - K
No rating available
St Patricks Catholic School
PreK - 8th
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Valley View Adventist Academy
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9th - 12th
Ocean View Elementary
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