When you buy a piece of Arroyo Grande real estate in this unique town on the Central Coast, you’ll be living in “what everyone’s hometown was or should have been.” The unique turn of the century downtown village is a picturesque reminder of the town’s history and a thriving present day business district. There are many unusual shops and distinctive restaurants to delight and satisfy you.
Seeing the white wooden bandstand, you can almost hear the music and expect to see Sousa or the Music Man’s band marching down the street toward you. But it’s probably the Summer Concert Series that actually plays there. You can walk over the narrow swinging bridge that was originally built by a local landowner to cross the creek running through his property. You’ll find six historic buildings, such as the 1901 one-room school house, that contain artifacts of local history.
The whole Arroyo Grande Valley is an agriculture heaven due to the distinct soil and climate conditions created there. The town is surrounded by farms, wineries and fields of flowers. The Harvest Festival each year pays tribute to agriculture, its leading industry, with luscious food and family fun. The Strawberry Festival highlights the sweet goodness of this wonderful fruit.
This is also a vibrant modern town of over 17,000 residents who play at the 26 acre sports complex. The facility offers lighted tennis courts and Little League fields, softball, soccer and football, an off leash dog park and of course – a community garden. You can ride an ATV over the Oceano Dunes. Lake Lopez is perfect for swimming or fishing. Commune with nature at the James Way Oak Habitat and Wildlife Preserve.
The public schools are part of the Lucia Mar Unified School District which has a progressive plan for the future of their students. There are six private or parochial schools available as well. Cuesta College has a campus in Arroyo Grande and Allen Hancock College is nearby. The Arroyo Grande Community Hospital handles all the health care needs.
You can get a sense of this town through a group called Arroyo Grande in Bloom. This all volunteer organization plants and maintains landscape and floral displays in the city, helps manage environmental resources and assists with cleaning and trash removal among other tasks. They work to “plant pride in their community” and have won awards for their results in yearly national competitions.
There are a variety of housing options. You can find a piece of Arroyo Grande real estate to suit you and your family whether you prefer the condo life style, a single family home with a backyard or a custom estate with lots of acreage. Arroyo Grande homes for sale include old Victorians in the downtown area and manufactured homes in communities with amenities like swimming pools and walking trails. There is a range of architectural styles and home sizes, with many single level homes in this area.
Does Arroyo Grande sound like it could be home for you? Let me give you the tools and information you need to weigh all the options of this important purchase. As a local real estate professional, I have the expertise and data you will require to make a successful decision . Call me at 805-709-3297 or send an email below. It will be my pleasure to help you explore the possibilities.