Atascadero, CA

Population: 29,516 livability score shield

Key findings

  • Atascadero has a Livability Score of 77/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Atascadero crime rates are 39% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Atascadero is 4% lower than the California average
  • Atascadero real estate prices are 3% lower than the California average
  • Rental prices in Atascadero are 6% lower than the California average

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      Top Rated Schools in Atascadero

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      San Gabriel Elementary SchoolKG - 5442n/a
      San Benito Elementary SchoolKG - 5477n/a
      Atascadero Middle6 - 8914n/a
      Atascadero High9 - 121,328n/a
      Paloma Creek High9 - 1274n/a
      West Mall AlternativeKG - 12104n/a
      Childrens House Montessori SchoolPK - 669n/a
      No County Christian SchoolPK - 1279n/a
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      Atascadero Reviews

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      Living Among California’s Coastal Hills
      Attractions6/10
      Community10/10
      Nightlife6/10
      Dining6/10
      Shopping7/10
      I adore living in Atascadero; it's got a small-town feel that I've never experienced in any other California town. People wave to you as you drive by here. They chat with you in grocery store aisles. They look out for you if your car is broken down on the side of the road.

      The best places in Atascadero tend to be along our main streets, El Camino Real and Morro Road where most grocery stores, shops, restaurants and medical offices are located. We have a terrific small zoo in Atascadero, as well as an activity-filled lake park, a festive town square, a busy community and teen center and a historic City Hall. We even have a few breweries and pubs for a little local nightlife. I enjoy the abundance of education options that go with living in Atascadero too. Cal Poly and Cuesta College are just 20 minutes away, and local kids have access to a public fine arts middle school in town.
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      Source: The Atascadero, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).