Centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles just above the Cuesta Grade in San Luis Obispo North County is the unique City of Atascadero.
Atascadero is situated right off the 101 freeway with only a 20 minute drive to the coast or San Luis Obispo. The downtown known as the Colony District is made up of restaurants, businesses, breweries, tasting rooms and boutiques. Homes in Atascadero are unique and range from historical colony homes to custom homes on rolling terrain. Find your own piece of heaven in the country lifestyle. If you are looking for a couple of acres with views or just room for animals, a barn or guest quarters, Atascadero has it all! Atascadero is the only city that has a Zoo situated in beautiful Atascadero Lake Park with its own lake, park complex, veterans memorial tribute, and popular walking trails. In the summer time Atacadero's Lake Side Wine Festival takes place under the shade of the trees with over 80 area wineries participating. Atascadero was established in 1918 and Incorporated in 1979, with a population of approximately 28,000 people. The jewels of the Downtown are the historical City Hall and the Sunken Gardens. The beautifully restored Carlton Hotel has luxurious rooms and fine dining for your stay. Atascadero offers events year round including Cruise Nights, a Tamale Festival, weekly Farmer's Markets and even 50 tons of manufactured snow for fun in December!