Founded in 1867 as a political township from land owned by Francisco Zeba Branch, and incorporated in 1911, Arroyo Grande is a modest-sized city with most neighborhoods just a few blocks from shopping, schools, parks and entertainment.
Arroyo Grande is situated halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and the year-round Mediterranean and mild climate provides the ideal environment for taking advantage of the vintage California atmosphere. Arroyo Grande offers award-winning wines, family-friendly festivals, summertime concerts and a close proximity to open spaces great for hiking, biking, boating and camping.
The summer months are naturally air conditioned by ocean breezes with occasional light fog, and the winters offer delightful and refreshing crispness. The winter sunsets are fabulous!
The City is 5.67 square miles at an elevation of 80 feet, with a population of 17,252 (2010 Census Estimate).