Arroyo Grande is a small coastal town with historic, suburban, and rural elements . It is one of the cities on the Central Coast known as the Five Cities (Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Oceano, Shell Beach, and Pismo Beach.
Arroyo Grande, the “Gem” of the Central Coast of California. Arroyo Grande is located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The City is 5.45 square miles in area at an elevation of 114 feet, with a population of approximately 17,238.
We are nestled between the Pacific Ocean, beautiful foothills, lakes, and world-class wineries, with fine homes, fine schools, a thriving agricultural and tourism-based economy, and the friendliest people you’ll find anywhere. The Historic District and museums capture the history of our City and community. If you like fine dining and antique shopping, you’ll enjoy the charm and warmth of our Historic Village.
The pleasant year-round climate creates the setting for many community events. The annual Strawberry Festival draws tens of thousands of people each year, and the Harvest Festival celebrates the rich agricultural history of our region. The winter holidays are very special in our City. “Christmas in the Village” charms young and old. It’s an experience you won’t forget.