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Paso Robles or El Paso de Robles is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California. Another nickname for the city is simply Paso, the name “El Paso de Robles” means “Pass of the Oaks.” The city spans 19.425 square miles of primarily land area. The city is situated in two climates, a semi arid dry steppe climate and a mild Mediterranean climate. The city is known for its hot springs, wineries and as the home of the California Mid-State Fair. The city has a council-manager style of government and has been home to numerous notable residents such as artist/muralist/ and Disney Imagineer Frank Armitage, Drury James the uncle of the outlaw Jesse James, world famous Polish pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski, professional motorcycle racer Jake Zemke and countless actors, actresses and sports figures.

The native Salinas tribe lived in the area for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. The first Europeans in the area were Spanish explorers and missionaries. The area has always been known for its hot springs which the natives introduced to the missionaries. Throughout the mission era the area was controlled by Spain, but when Mexico won its independence from Spain it came into the control of Mexico and was part of the Paso Robles land grant. The land grant was purchased in 1857 by James and Daniel Blackburn. Other settlers soon followed the Blackburns and a community developed. In 1864, the El Paso de Robles Hotel was built. The hotel featured a wonderful hot mineral springs bathhouse. In 1886, the Southern Pacific Railroad arrived in the area and the town was laid out with the resort as the heart of the community. A Grand Auction was held in November of that year and 228 lots were sold. The first wineries were established during the 1880s and by 1889 the city was incorporated. Today the city thrives with over 200 wineries and a number of inns and spas featuring the natural springs.

The population in 2000 was 24,297 and the population density was 1,401.6 people per square mile. The median household income was $39,217, the median family income was $44,322 and the per capita income was $17,974. The population in 2010 had risen to 29,793 and the population density 1,533.7 people per square mile. The estimated median household income in 2013 was $57,932 and the estimated per capita income was $27,434. The same year the estimated median house or condo value for the city was $346,446, the mean housing price for all units was $496,820.

It was once known as the “Almond City” and had the world’s largest concentration of almond orchards and was later famous for its olives. Today it hosts numerous events like the Zinfandel Festival, the Festival of the Arts and Harvest Wine Weekend. It is part of the Paso Robles School District, which is made up of six elementary schools, two middle schools and three high schools. Homes for sale are primarily upper middle class in nature and features. Call Robert Sousa at 805-460-3000 today for assistance in your search for a home in Paso Robles.

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        805-227-1040
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        805-769-1300
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        805-769-1700
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        805-769-1750
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        805-769-1200
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        805-769-1350
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        805-769-1250
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        805-237-3430
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