SperlingViews - Atascadero, California
Cost of Living,
86.39% of people are white, 2.07% are black, 2.42% are asian, 1.04% are native american, and 8.08% claim 'Other'. 97.13% of the people in Atascadero, CA, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 2.87% are non-hispanic).
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Atascadero - 1/29/2010
Atascadero is a small town in the middle of no where in particular but central to everything. Its three hours to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 3.5 hours to LA, 4 hours to San Francisco. Its surround by California wine country and close to gorgeous pacific coastline. Winters are mild and summers are hot but dry. I love the lingering heat in the evenings during family time time out on the front porch. I don't know if schools are particularly fabulous but its a safe place to raise a family with a small town feel. Its more of a bedroom community so not for one looking for night life. The major drawback of the entire California central coast area is that cost of living is high in comparison with area wages which makes it hard to move here.[read more...]
Atascadero - 9/6/2009
Atascadero has a wonderful climate, but is lacking in affordable housing & the city government is ineffective to say the least. There is a low crime rate, which is good since the City Police Department has a high turn over in officers and the majority are just out of the academy, they are rude and unprofessional. The schools will push kids through grades in order not to loose federal and state funding. The majority of people are stuggling to make ends meet as the cost of living exceeds most earnings. Two bedroom dumpy apts rent for over $850 a month. The roads are in disrepear and the city puts more $$ into pet projects and employee perks before infastructure. Atascadero is appearing to have been home to some of the largest realestate corruption in the state durning this economic disaster with housing and construction. There is a lack of retail due to the City Counsel not reconizing the need for more retail, and blocking any large retailers to build within city limits, so most shopping is done north in Paso Robles or South in San Luis Obispo.[read more...]
Great year round climate - 11/4/2007
Relatively mild winters transitioning to warm summers make make this an ideal community to practice most outdoor activities year round.[read more...]
It's great here - 9/9/2007
It is great living here...if you can afford it![read more...]