Today, with nearly 28,000 residents, Atascadero is the third-largest city in San Luis Obispo County. For people who dared to dream of an ideal life, Atascadero Colony was first conceived. Founded by Edward Gardner Lewis, Atascadero Colony was envisioned as a veritable paradise with spacious acres of rolling green hills, miles and miles of winding roads, bordered with charming bungalows and tall mansions. Even the most humble cottages would possess the charm of a scenic setting, and all homes would be built to suit the varied taste of the people.
Atascadero is farther inland than most other San Luis Obispo County cities, and as a result, usually experiences warmer, drier summers and cooler winters than other nearby cities such as San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach. Nearby CA Highways 41 and 46 provide easy access to the Pacific Coast the Central Valley of California. Atascadero is the result of nearly a century of organic community evolution. It is a mixture of rolling hills studded with oaks, historic buildings, there is a quaint lake park and zoo, all surrounded by beautiful wineries. Contact Us to find your next Atascadero Home.