Livability Score

81
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (7) A+
Alphy's Coffee Shop
Coffee Shop
Cafe Andreini
Coffee Shop
Yogurt
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Greenhouse Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Red Dirt Coffee House
Coffee Shop
Lil'bits
Coffee Shop
Broadway Bagel Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Milk T
Coffee Shop
Central Roast
Coffee Shop
Old West Cinnamon Rolls
Coffee Shop
Honeymoon Cafe
Coffee Shop
Penny's All American Cafe
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (9) A+
Santa Manuela School Museum
Museum
Santa Manuela Schoolhouse
Museum
The Barn Museum
Museum
South County Historical Society
Museum
Ruby House
Museum
Fair Oaks Theatre
Cinema
Regal Cinemas
Cinema
Visitors Bleachers
Stadium
Home Bleachers
Stadium
Great American Melodrama Theatre
Theatre Arts
Oceano Depot
Museum
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Attraction
Moymell , off road vehicle recreation area
Attraction
ATV Open Area
Attraction
Bitter Creek Western Railroad
Attraction
Open recreation area for off road vehicles, called open Area
Attraction
Food and Drink (11) D-
McDonald's
Fast Food
Bill's Place
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Baja Fresh
Fast Food
Log Cabin
Deli
Unknown Name
Sweets
In-N-Out Burger
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Panera Bread
Fast Food
Enjoy Euro Deli & Market
Deli
Carl's Jr./ Green Burrito
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
ManRock Brewing Company
Bar
Burger King
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Oscars
Bar
Strawberry
Deli
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sweets
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Puffer's of Pismo
Bar
Harry's Night Club & Beach Bar
Bar
Tomasko's Salt Water Taffy
Sweets
Pismo Beach Candy Company
Sweets
Sans Liege Wines
Bar
Pismo Yogurt
Sweets
Fitness (1) F
Fitness 19
Gym
Harmony House Yoga
Gym
Groceries (8) A+
Mule Bakery and Cafe
Bakery
Arroyo Grande Meat Company
Butcher
DK Donuts
Bakery
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Food 4 Less
Grocery Store
Sweet Pea Bakery
Bakery
ALDI
Grocery Store
Smart & Final
Grocery Store
Seminis Vegetables Seeds
Grocery Store
Golden Donut
Bakery
Vons
Grocery Store
Central Market
Grocery Store
California Fresh Market
Grocery Store
Ormonde farmstand
Grocery Store
Parks (35) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
McDonald's PlayPlace
Playground
Kiwanis Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Centennial Park
Park
Hart-Collett Firefighters Memorial Park
Park
Heritage Square Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
La Barranca Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Rancho Grande Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Woodland Park
Park
Elm Street Park
Park
Elm Street Dog Park
Park
Terra de Oro Park
Park
Shops (32) A+
Apex Power Tools
Home Improvement
Miner’s
Home Improvement
Village Emporium
Gift Shop
Iras Bike Shop
Bicycle
Heritage Salon
Hairdresser
Village Papery
Gift Shop
Wildflowers Salon and Boutique
Beauty
Chic Interiors
Houseware
Monarch Books
Books
Salon 132
Beauty
European Wax Center
Beauty
Verizon
Electronics
Petco
Pets
Lubella Clothing
Clothing
City Nails
Beauty
Great Clips
Hairdresser
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Brisco's Hardware
Home Improvement
Marshalls
Department Store
Supercuts
Hairdresser
GNC
Nutrition Supplements
Sprint
Electronics
Unknown Name
Shoes
Donna's Interiors Furniture Design
Furniture
Walmart
Department Store
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commute B+

Of all people who commute, 0.7% take public transportation in Arroyo Grande.
Public Transit Stops (2)
Stops & Stations
B+
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Grover Beach, CA (GVB)
Bus Stop
Grover Beach
Transit Station
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.7%
F
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Arroyo Grande is 144/100 - which is 2% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime A

Arroyo Grande crime rates are 1,941 per 100k, which is 32% lower than California
Property Crime
1,444 crimes per 100k
B
Violent Crime
498 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment A+

The median income in Arroyo Grande is $88,068 - which is 38% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$88,068
A+
Unemployment Rate
1.3%
A+
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (7)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Five Cities Fire Authority Station 1
Fire Station
Arroyo Grande Police Department
Police
Best Care Pharmacy
Pharmacy
FCPP Family Health
Doctor
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
Hospital
Family Dentistry
Dentist
San Luis Sports Therapy
Clinic
Med Plus
Clinic
Central Coast Dental
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Action Urgent Care
Clinic
Unknown Name
Clinic
Grover Beach Police Station
Police
Five Cities Fire Authority Station 2
Fire Station
CHC Health Center
Clinic
Five Cities Fire Authority Station 61
Fire Station
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Suncoast Smiles
Dentist
CAL FIRE/Pismo Beach Fire Department Station #64
Fire Station
Pismo Beach Police Department
Police
Pismo Beach Dentistry
Dentist
Casa Rosa Elder Care
Nursing Home
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
D+
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housing C-

Arroyo Grande home prices are $610,000 - which is 49% higher than California
Home Price
$610,000
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
23%
B+
Home Affordability
6.9x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools A+

The Arroyo Grande graduation rate is 90% - which is 13% higher than California
School Test Scores
49%
High School Grad. Rates
90%
A-
Elementary Schools (8) B-
Valley View Adventist Academy
Arroyo Grande Montessori School
St Patricks Catholic School
Ocean View Elementary
Harloe Elementary
Coastal Christian School
Fairgrove Elementary
Grover Beach Elementary
Grover Heights Elementary
Dandy Lion Montessori School
Oceano Elementary
Mesa Middle
Branch Elementary
High Schools (4) B-
Valley View Adventist Academy
Arroyo Grande High
Coastal Christian School
Mesa Middle
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ratings A+

Arroyo Grande has an overall rating of 88% from 12 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (10)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Arroyo Grande Area Facts

  • Arroyo Grande has a Livability Score of 81/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Arroyo Grande crime rates are 32% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Arroyo Grande is 2% higher than the California average
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Arroyo Grande Reviews

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Beachtiful small town 2 miles to the beach without the tourists. 5 rating By Anonymous ( Mar 21, 2021) Arroyo Grande is a moderately quit beach town with amazing food/restaurants, a cute little village where the roosters blend into the city life. There are plenty of parks and so much to do but the town is less known by tourists outside the area so you get a small town vibe and the ...Read More tourists go next door to Grover Beach. There is wine tasting, fine dinning and service clubs. The schools are some of the top rated in the county. The local beaches are just beautiful and you can visit both the mountains and the beach within and hour. AMAZING city, great recreation and safe community. Read Less
Arroyo Grande Facts 4 rating By Anonymous ( May 16, 2018) I feel like living in Arroyo Grande is a dream come true for me and my family. Not only do you get to experience this amazing California lifestyle, you get it all in a small city platform. Only issue that I will mention is the fact that you have to be financially equipped to live ...Read More here, due to the higher cost of living.

One thing that long time residents have noticed is the safety factors that the police force in Arroyo Grande provide you with. As one of the main perks, I find that there is plenty to do in and around the Grover Beach Area. Not one to boast or brag, but not much beats this California living.

With all of that being said, I think I'll go ahead and wrap this up. We have a meeting in about 30 minutes, and I bet you can't guess where. Yup, we have having it right on the beach. Hope you enjoy, and be sure to give a visit! Read Less
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Arroyo Grande? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
McDonald's PlayPlace
Kiwanis Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Centennial Park
Hart-Collett Firefighters Memorial Park

Entertainment

Santa Manuela School Museum
Santa Manuela Schoolhouse
The Barn Museum
South County Historical Society
Ruby House
Fair Oaks Theatre
Regal Cinemas
Visitors Bleachers

Food & Drink

McDonald's
Bill's Place
Subway
Baja Fresh
Log Cabin
Unknown Name
In-N-Out Burger
Jack in the Box

F Commute

Is public transit available in Arroyo Grande? Of all people who commute, 0.7% take public transportation in Arroyo Grande.
Drive to Work
76%

equal to the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

4% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

1% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Arroyo Grande a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

Pharmacies

Best Care Pharmacy

Doctors

FCPP Family Health

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