On behalf of the Arroyo Grande City Council and City Staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Arroyo Grande, the "Gem" of the Central Coast of California. Arroyo Grande is located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The City is 5.45 square miles in area at an elevation of 114 feet, with a population of 17,252 (2010 Census Estimate).
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. Our Historic District and museums capture the history of our City and community. If you like fine dining and antique shopping, you'll enjoy the charm and warmth of our Historic Village.
Our pleasant year-round climate creates the setting for many community events. Our annual Strawberry Festival draws tens of thousands of people each year, and our Harvest Festival celebrates the rich agricultural history of our region. The winter holidays are very special in our City. "Christmas in the Village" charms young and old. It's an experience you won't forget.
I am very pleased and proud to be part of a professional team that continues to ensure good stewardship for our City. We are growing "responsibly" being mindful of the necessity to preserve our historic feel, rural boundaries and quality of life. It's what makes Arroyo Grande a very special place to live and work.
Please come and visit. If you do, I know you'll come back again soon.
Tony Ferrara, Mayor
City of Arroyo Grande