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The city of Arroyo Grande spans 5.835 square miles of land area and is located in San Luis Obispo County, California. The city is midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco and has a temperate Mediterranean climate. It is a medium sized coastal city made up of five neighborhoods; Edina, Callander/Los Berros, Huasana Road/Branch Mill Road, Oaks and City Center. The city is home to a variety of galleries and theaters that add culture and color to the community. It is also home to the Arroyo Grande Village Area which features historic buildings, specialty shops and fine dining options. It is in the middle of California’s wine country and there numerous wineries in and around this beautiful city. Many notable residents have called Arroyo Grande home, like actor Zac Efron, breeder of Arabian horses Sheila Varian and body builder and actor, Lou Ferrigno.

The earliest known inhabitants of the area were people of the Chumash tribes. The first Europeans to visit were Portuguese explorers, working for Spain, led by Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo. The next group was the Portola expedition in 1769. Spain controlled the area throughout the mission era, but when Mexico won its independence from Spain they gained control of the area. The U.S. gained control of the area in 1848 and statehood soon followed. For many years cattle ranches were the main industry and the base of the local economy. The township of Arroyo Grande was established in 1862 and in 1882 a railroad depot was built and the town flourished and over time grew into the city we see today.The city has a mixed workforce of both white and blue collar workers and households are primarily of upper middle class income. The population in 2000 was 15,851 and the population density was 2,795.3 inhabitants per square mile. In the same year the median household income was $48,236, the median household income was $55,494 and the per capita income was $24,311. In 2010, the population was 17,252 and the population density was 2,956.5 inhabitants per square mile. Further according to city-data.com in 2013, the population was 17,716, the estimated median household income was $63,216 and the per capita income was $33,197. All these figures illustrate continuous growth both in population and the local economy. Also, according to city-data.com in 2013, the estimated median house or condo value was $458,383, the mean price on all housing units was 496,820 and the median gross rent was $1,131.

Educational needs for the city are primarily provided by the Lucia Mar Unified School District. Local schools include Arroyo Grande High School, Branch Elementary, Harloe Elementary and others. The area is blessed with beaches, golf courses, country roads and a variety of locations perfect for hiking, biking and horseback riding and more. You can find a home in suburban comfort, rural country charm or the hustle and bustle of the city. Call Robert Sousa at 805-460-3000 today and begin the search for the home of your dreams in beautiful Arroyo Grande.

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