Atascadero, California

AT pavillion lakeAtascadero … is located 17 miles inland from the pacific coast and is midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Highway 101, about 220 miles from each city.  Atascadero’s climate is sunny and moderate most of the year.

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Founded as California’s first planned community in 1913 by E. G. Lewis, was incorporated in 1979. Atascadero was a “planned community” from the very beginning also known as “Atascadero Colony.”

Average high July to September is 93.9F, with an average low of 50.1F. Winter average low temperatures are 32.9F and highs of 61.2F. Average rainfall is 17.31 inches, mostly from October to March.  Prevailing winds are from the Northwest. Summer days are wonderfully warm with cool summer evenings as the city experiences the coastal influences.

What does Atascadero mean… according to Chumash language, Atascadero translates into a place of much water.


  • “Bedroom” Community welcoming all age groups.
  • Atascadero is home for the Charles Paddlock Zoo located off of Morro Road at 9305 Pismo Avenue in association with Atascadero Lake Park.
  • A short commute to San Luis Obispo, the Pacific Ocean and local Wineries