Centrally located, about ten minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo (SLO), getting to work or college is just a short drive. AG is also close to several other amenities such as, the Pacific Ocean with the Pismo / Oceano dunes for ATV riding and camping; Lopez Lake for boating, swimming or fishing and water sliding; fantastic five star restaurants; gyms with pools and tennis; movie and live theaters; boutique shopping and discount shopping. Arroyo Grande has a Walmart and a Trader Joes, which for some is a must, plus there are a few nearby full service grocery stores: Haggens, Vons, Cookie Crock Warehouse, and California Fresh Market.
If you are looking to get away from the big city, but still want all of the services a big city offers, Arroyo Grande has its own police, fire department and a quality hospital, which is essential if you are planning on retirement now or in the future.
The climate’s mild temperature is conducive to outdoor activities with no need for an expensive air conditioner, which saves you thousands of dollars in electric utility bills compared to other hotter non-coastal areas in California.
Lake Lopez supplies the water to all of AG, and although residents are cognizant of the current drought, and are asked to be conservative with water, there is currently no evidence that there will be a complete water shortage anytime soon.
The schools are the best in California, with very high ratings. Go to: Schools San Luis Obispo School Ratings for more information.
Like most of the nation, Arroyo Grande suffered price reductions due to the recent recession. It is clear that the real estate recession is over, but prices are still lower than prices before the recession. Additionally, interest rates have not gone up significantly.
Of all of the San Luis Obispo communities, Arroyo Grande offers homes that have it all depending on what you want. You can find homes with: ocean views, single levels, RV storage, acreage, lakes, farms, in forests, or next to golf courses. There are palatial homes priced relatively low, and homes for first time home buyers. Plus, Arroyo Grande real estate tends to be a good value compared other coastal areas in California.
As more people discover the natural beauty, and fantastic location, property and homes here are expected to rise in value significantly. So it may be the best time ever to find a home in one of the most wonderful places on earth.