Introduction to Atascadero, California
Atascadero, California, in San Luis Obispo county, is 39 miles N of Santa Maria, California (center to center) and 100 miles SW of Fresno, California. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the San Luis Obispo - Atascadero - Paso Robles metropolitan area. Atascadero contains a population of approximately 26,411.
The Atascadero Colony, as the city was known at an earlier time, was originally envisioned as a model community. It was founded in the year 1913 by E. G. Lewis and incorporated in 1979. Little evidence of Atascadero's original architecture and urban design remain today. The historic buildings and homes of the city have been destroyed to make way for more modern structures, as the famous Sunken Gardens have been bisected by Highway 101.
Atascadero and nearby Attractions
- Atascadero Park
- Atascadero Lake/ Paddock Park
- Heilmann Park
- Blankenship Park
- Templeton Recreation Department
- A Entertainment Now DJ Service
Things To Do In Atascadero
The city of Atascadero is rich with various recreational opportunities. The sun kissed beaches are only minutes away and prove to be one of the Central Coast's major attractions. The beaches are famous for activities like surfing, fishing, swimming, boating or simply sightseeing. The city is dotted with various parks which make for a great place for recreation.
Santa Maria Public airport is the nearest airport to Atascadero.
Atascadero Higher Education
The city is served by Career Training Center