The small city of Arroyo Grande is in San Luis Obispo County. Residents of this city are just a few miles from the beach and approximately 15 miles from the large city of San Luis Obispo.
Family rooms, patios and decks are some of the amenities families with small children will find in houses near the city's elementary schools and parks. Those who want plenty of room indoors can buy six-bedroom houses. The smallest houses in Arroyo Grande have two bedrooms, and there are some one-bedroom condos available. Luxury homes in Arroyo Grande have amenities such as guest suites, ocean views and entertainment rooms. Those who want large pieces of property can buy houses on 5 acres.
There are plenty of things to do outdoors and indoors in Arroyo Grande. Elm Street Park and Kingo Park have picnic tables and a playground. There are ball fields and a basketball court at Rancho Grande Park. Arroyo Grande residents can enjoy nature by riding horses or hiking along trails through oak forests in the James Way Oak and Wildlife Habitat Preserve.
History lovers can tour Heritage House or Paulding History House to learn about the area's history. Both houses were built in the late 19th century. The Santa Manuela Schoolhouse was built in the early 20th century and is open for tours.
Plays, concerts and comedy shows are preformed at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts.
Downtown Arroyo Grande has historic building, shops and restaurants. Bargains on clothing and accessories are available at Pismo Beach Premium Outlets approximately 3 miles away.
Arroyo Grande residents can buy groceries at Trader Joe's, Vons, or Food For Less. Groceries, household items and clothing are also available at the Walmart in Arroyo Grande.
The San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority operates buses in the Arroyo Grande area. Those who are traveling out of the area can fly out of San Luis Obispo Regional Airport approximately 11 miles away or out of Santa Barbara Airport approximately 80 miles away. The airport in Santa Barbara offers flights to more destinations than the airport in San Luis Obispo. People who are traveling by train can leave from the Amtrak station in San Luis Obispo.
The public schools in Arroyo Grande are part of the Lucia Mar Unified School District. There are three elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school in the city. A few private schools are located in San Luis Obispo.