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Arroyo Grande

Arroyo Grande

One of the best microclimates on the Central Coast and is home to the Historic Village.

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Welcome to Arroyo Grande

A Community of Elegance and Charm
In the heart of California’s Central Coast, Arroyo Grande offers a picturesque retreat that combines the laid-back allure of a small town with a beach-focused ambiance. As you wander through the historic downtown, affectionately known as "The Village of AG," you'll be captivated by the quaint Victorian architecture and the vibrant array of shops, galleries, and outdoor cafés that line its streets. The town's proximity to both pristine beaches and lush vineyards makes it a unique spot where natural wonders and refined tastes blend seamlessly.
From the festive ambiance of local events and farmers' markets to the serene hikes around Lopez Lake, every corner of this city offers something enchanting. Its residents enjoy the convenience of modern amenities while relishing in the serenity and beauty of their scenic surroundings, making it a perfect balance of relaxation and activity.

What to Love

  • Quaint Downtown: The Village of Arroyo Grande charms with its historic buildings and unique boutiques.
  • Outdoor Adventures: From wine tasting in rolling vineyards to fun at Lopez Lake, outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy.
  • Community Events: Year-round festivals and engaging activities that bring the community together.
  • Stunning Scenery: Beautiful landscapes that range from sandy beaches to green hillsides.

Ideal Climate: With over 315 days of sunshine each year, the weather here is perfect for any adventure.


Local Lifestyle

Life in Arroyo Grande is the epitome of Central Coast living: relaxed, scenic, and rich with local flavor. Residents take pride in their community, with many local businesses supporting each other, creating a close-knit atmosphere that's both welcoming and vibrant. Weekends are for browsing the farmers' markets for local produce, enjoying an outing at the Mustang Waterpark, or exploring the numerous hiking trails that offer panoramic views of the Pacific. Evenings are best spent sampling the local cuisine or enjoying a craft cocktail at Mason Bar & Kitchen or a glass of wine at Talley Vineyards as the sun sets over the vine-covered landscapes.

Dining and Shopping

Arroyo Grande’s dining scene is as diverse as it is delightful. Mason Bar & Kitchen serves up innovative cocktails and fresh cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere, making it a favorite evening spot for locals and visitors alike. Meanwhile, Ember Restaurant offers an authentic taste of the Central Coast with dishes prepared from locally sourced ingredients cooked over an open flame.
For a more relaxed vibe, the long-standing Cafe Andreini is the go-to cafe for artisan coffee, avocado toast, acai bowls, and breakfast burritos, providing a cozy spot for morning meetings or leisurely brunches. Not to be overlooked, Hive Supply Co. offers a selection of high-quality footwear, from boots to sandals, alongside apparel and accessories.
Shopping in Arroyo Grande provides an array of experiences, from boutique stores in The Village to modern conveniences at nearby shopping centers. Each store brings its own charm and selection of goods that reflect the eclectic tastes and artisanal spirit of the region.

Entertainment and Things to Do

Arroyo Grande is a hub of activity throughout the year, offering a variety of attractions and events. The Clark Center for the Performing Arts is a hotspot presenting a range of performances, from local theater productions to concerts and educational programs.
Wine enthusiasts will revel in the local vineyards, such as Talley Vineyards and Timbre Winery Tasting Room, where the fine vintages are as spectacular as the views. Mustang Waterpark offers thrilling water slides, a half-pipe, and pools, making it a perfect escape for hot summer days and creating lasting memories.
For golf lovers, Cypress Ridge Golf Course provides a challenging yet picturesque round. Finally, no visit to Arroyo Grande would be complete without experiencing the endless fun at Lopez Lake, where camping, picnicking, boating, and water sports abound.


  • Arroyo Grande High School
  • Paulding Middle School
  • St. Patrick School
  • Ocean View Elementary
  • Branch Elementary School
  • Coastal Christian School

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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46.7 years

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Around Arroyo Grande, CA

There's plenty to do around Arroyo Grande, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Menu Meal Prep, Sand Lot Beach Stop, and Hey Gorgeous Formal Wear.

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Dining 1.84 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.8 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.4 miles 39 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.05 miles 36 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.39 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.58 miles 38 reviews 5/5 stars

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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46.18 / 53.82%

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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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