Arroyo Grande - Cypress Ridge

Welcome to Cypress Ridge

A quiet neighborhood brimming with personality

One look at this idyllic neighborhood with its unique architecture, specialty shops, and walkable streets will make you think you've stepped into a faux village on a movie set. Yet, Cypress Ridge in Arroyo Grande is as genuine as it gets. This charming golf course community provides residents with the perfect balance of luxurious big-city amenities and private small-town living. 

Only minutes from Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo, residents can access some of the most popular activities on California's central coast. Still, the small town offers residents a wealth of entertainment options within its borders. Cypress Ridge is a popular community for retirees, career professionals, and residents seeking a small-town environment tucked away from the big city hustle and bustle. It's perfect for riding your bike, playing golf, walking your dog, or just about anything else that gets you outdoors in the perfect microclimate that makes this neighborhood unique. 

What to Love

  • Stunning custom-built homes
  • Quiet residential neighborhood
  • Tight-knit community
  • A wealth of recreational activities

Local Lifestyle

Although the small community is known for its historic Victorian buildings and access to a great golf game, the tight-knit community atmosphere and abundant opportunities for events and activities make Cypress Ridge one of the most habitable neighborhoods in the area. 

Arroyo Grande's downtown district, or "the village," is the place to enjoy visiting one-of-a-kind specialty and antique shops and a range of unique dining opportunities. Walkable streets and a laid-back, friendly community environment make the area a perfect spot to take care of errands, visit with neighbors, or spend an entertaining afternoon.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Arroyo Grande might be small, but the neighborhood's downtown village has plenty of dining opportunities to please any palate. From award-winning restaurants to farm-to-table diners, determining your favorite local restaurant might be the biggest challenge. Known for exquisite meals and unmatched service, Ember Restaurant provides just the right touch of ambiance for a date night or a casual evening with friends and family. Mason Bar & Kitchen is another local favorite, supplying diners with a trendy environment, delicious food, and a variety of local drinks. 

Necessities and pantry staples are easy to find in local stores like Arroyo Town, Country Square, and
Oak Park Plaza. However, the heart of the Arroyo Grande Shopping scene is in the village, where unique shops and vintage stores offer collectibles, jewelry, housewares, unique gifts, and more. Visit The Hive for various locally made goods ranging from honey to ceramics, plants, teas, and more. Explore Willis & Bennett for a large selection of home decor that varies from traditional to vintage, bohemian, modern, and more. Music lovers shouldn't miss Lightning Joe's Guitar Heaven, while athletes are sure to appreciate Sports Dugout.

Things to Do

There is no shortage of activities to keep residents busy in Cypress Ridge. The award-winning Cypress Ridge Golf Course offers 6,200 rolling yards of excellent golf with elevation changes and breathtaking ocean views. Visit Avila Hot Springs for a dip in the mineral water pool and access to the large swimming pool with dual water slides. Group picnic areas and barbeques are available as well as camping options. Lopez Lake Recreation Area is popular for camping, hiking, and enjoying views and local wildlife.

Renowned wineries for entertaining tours, delicious brunches, and wine tasting can’t be overlooked. Some of the most popular locations in the area include
Laetitia Vineyard & Winery and Talley Vineyards

For indoor entertainment, visit the
Clark Center for the Performing Arts to enjoy a state-of-the-art theater experience with a wide range of shows during the year, ranging from plays and concerts to dog shows or stand-up comedy.


Served by the Lucia Mar Unified School District, Arroyo Grande is home to highly-rated schools.

  • Oceano Elementary, Grades K–6
  • Paulding Middle School, Grades 7–8
  • Nipomo High School, Grades 9–12
  • California Polytechnic State University, Ranked #2 in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges in Regional Universities West



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Overview for Arroyo Grande - Cypress Ridge, CA

18,422 people live in Arroyo Grande - Cypress Ridge, where the median age is 46.7 and the average individual income is $42,931. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Arroyo Grande - Cypress Ridge, CA

Arroyo Grande - Cypress Ridge has 7,376 households, with an average household size of 2.47. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Arroyo Grande - Cypress Ridge do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 18,422 people call Arroyo Grande - Cypress Ridge home. The population density is 3,101.82 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The following schools are within or nearby Arroyo Grande - Cypress Ridge. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Arroyo Grande Montessori School
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Ocean View Elementary
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St Patricks Catholic School
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Valley View Adventist Academy
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