The Perfect Location?
Arroyo Grande is a favorite spot for tourism on the Central Coast and is located between the beaches of Pismo and Grover on the west and Lake Lopez on the east. Arroyo Grande may be best known for it's historic district with quaint shops, art dealers, restaurants and fanciful older homes and buildings. Speaking of restaurants there are a couple of very well known eateries in Arroyo Grande including Ember Restaurant, Jaffa Cafe and of course McLintocks Saloon
The city hosts a variety of fun events during the year including the famous Strawberry Festival held each Memorial Day Weekend, the Arroyo Grande Car show on the last Saturday in July and the Summer Concert Series. As Mayor Tony Ferrara noted,
"We are nestled between the Pacific Ocean, beautiful foothills, lakes, and world-class wineries, with fine homes, fine schools, a thriving agricultural and tourism-based economy, and the friendliest people you'll find anywhere."
Drive around the area and you find Arroyo Grande is epitome of what is the California Central Coast, rolling oak studded hills, green farmlands, rows of wine grapes, the ubiquitous winery and near perfect climate!
Having a population of around 18,000 Arroyo Grande can hardly be called the big city yet still has some of the biggest charm on the Central Coast. Many farms and ranches are a part of the community and inspire a very rural feel and an old style quality of life that is highly sought after, making Arroyo Grande one of the more exclusive cities to buy a home in, a bargain compared to the beach communities of Pismo, Avila and Morro Bay none the less.
Arroyo Grande Real Estate
Keeping that in mind, condos are an affordable option for those who find Arroyo Grande irresistible. For the single person or eclectic couple there are 1 bedroom condos available and one recently sold for only $175,000*, a fantastic value almost anywhere. For the luxury buyer a 3 bedroom condo can be found for under $390,000*. An average 2 bedroom unit currently sells in the mid $350's*. What a great vacation or second home, yes!
As mentioned earlier, Arroyo Grande is a very desirable destination and combine that with homes on acreage included in the statistics it is no wonder that price of homes sold recently is above average. At the top was a 5 bedroom, 5 bath luxury estate with over 4,400 square feet of living space at $2,300,000. The average price of Arroyo Grande homes sold hovers near $785,000 mark as of June 2016, up nearly $280,000 from just 3 years ago. The ambiance Arroyo Grande offers makes it well worth the price of admission.
Speaking of ambiance, the old town section, called The Village oozes ambiance and homes there can be over 100 years old. Many of the Victorian and Cottage Craftsman style homes on Branch Street have been converted to store fronts and offices, though there are still homes to found.
Some of the more coveted neighborhoods are Oak Park Estates where you will find homes on estate size lots and some with distant ocean views and is an equestrian friendly neighborhood. Rancho Grande Park is on the north end of Arroyo Grande and with custom homes perched on a hillside almost every home has an ocean view.
Further east, towards Lake Lopez one will find vineyard estates, ranches and farms.
Let us help you find your special Arroyo Grande property and make your dreams come true. If you would like more information about Arroyo Grande real estate or are considering selling your Arroyo Grande home and would like to know the value of your home in today's market please contact me.
*as of June 2016