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Atascadero is a city in San Luis Obispo County, California, about equidistant from San Francisco and Los Angeles. Atascadero is further inland than most other San Luis Obispo County cities, and as a result, usually experiences drier summers and cooler winters than neighboring cities such as San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 69.3 square kilometers. 69.3 square kilometers of it is land and 0.1 square kilometers of it 0.15 percent is water. The population density was 381.4 per square kilometers. There were 9,848 housing units at an average density of 142.2 per square kilometers.
Atascadero was founded in 1913 by Edward Gardner Lewis and incorporated in 1979, the Atascadero Colony as it was known at the time was originally envisioned as a model community. Little evidence of Atascadero's original architecture and urban design remain, as historic buildings and homes have been torn down to make way for more modern developments and the Sunken Gardens bisected by Highway.
Atascadero is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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