Introduction to Paso Robles, California

Paso Robles, California, in San Luis Obispo county, is 49 miles N of Santa Maria, California (center to center) and 92 miles SW of Fresno, California. The city is included in the San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles metropolitan area.

Paso Robles History

Paso Robles is also known as the City of El Paso de Robles or simply 'Paso' to locals. It is famous for its thermal springs. The Salinan Indians were among the most historical inhabitants of Paso Robles, and thousands of years earlier, this area was known as 'Springs.' It was originally a part of a Spanish land grant that was, in 1857, purchased by James and Daniel Blackburn. The Southern Pacific Railroad reached Paso Robles in 1886, and the first train arrived on the 31st of October that year. In December 1940, a devastating fire destroyed the area's most famous hotel, and this was followed by a San Simeon earthquake on December 22, 2003. However, the area soon became a prosperous city with the thriving wine industry.

Paso Robles and Nearby Attractions

  • Hearst Castle.
  • Morro Bay.
  • Lake Nacimiento.
  • Mission San Miguel Arcangel.
  • Hunter Ranch Golf Course.
  • Arciero Winery.

Things To Do In Paso Robles

Visitors in Paso Robles can take a tour of the Hearst Castle that was built in 1919 by the multi-millionaire and media mogul William Randolph Hearst. Children can enjoy the free exhibit with a Treasure Hunt map, and they are even given prizes for participation. The Lake Nacimiento is a beautiful hangout where one can rent a boat, water-ski, wakeboard and even go fishing. The city boasts of pristine fairways lined with century-old oak trees, lakes and natural grasses. The Hunter Ranch Golf Course, set atop a beautiful vista, is the perfect place to enjoy a game of golf surrounded by century-old oak trees and lakes.

Paso Robles Transportation

Paso Robles Muni is the nearest airport.

Paso Robles Higher Education

Cuesta College serves the area.

Paso Robles Almanac

County San Luis Obispo County
Standard Zip Codes93446
P.O. Box Zip Codes93447
Phone Area Codes805
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude35.65
Approximate Longitude-120.69

Paso Robles Climate

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Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Morro Bay10,519$70,417
San Luis Obispo46,716$80,357

Paso Robles Public Libraries

Paso Robles City Library
Paso Robles, California
(805) 237-3870

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Paso Robles Public Schools

Cappy Culver Elementary
11011 Heritage Ranch Loop Rd.
ZIP: 93446
Total Enrollment 247
George H. Flamson Middle
655 24th St.
ZIP: 93446
Total Enrollment 689
Independence High
812 Niblick Rd.
ZIP: 93446
Total Enrollment 116
Kermit King Elementary
700 Schhouse Cir.
ZIP: 93446
Total Enrollment 456
Paso Robles Independent Study Center
2405 Spring St.
ZIP: 93446
Total Enrollment 32
Pat Butler Elementary
700 Nicklaus St.
ZIP: 93446
Total Enrollment 463
Virginia Peterson Elementary
2501 Beechwood Dr.
ZIP: 93446
Total Enrollment 460
Bauer/speck Elementary
401 17th St.
ZIP: 93447
Total Enrollment 478
Daniel Lewis Middle
900 Creston Rd.
ZIP: 93447
Total Enrollment 768
Georgia Brown Elementary
525 36th St.
ZIP: 93447
Total Enrollment 548
Liberty High (continuation)
810 Niblick Rd.
ZIP: 93447
Total Enrollment 136
Paso Robles High
801 Niblick Rd.
ZIP: 93447
Total Enrollment 1957
Winifred Pifer Elementary
1350 Creston Rd.
ZIP: 93447
Total Enrollment 447

Paso Robles Private Schools

Solid Rock Christian Academy
903 Evert Ct
ZIP: 93446
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 68
St Rose Catholic School
900 Tucker Ave
ZIP: 93446
Total Enrollment 187
Trinity Lutheran School
940 Creston Rd
ZIP: 93446
Total Enrollment 168
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