Brittany Hensley’s Guide to Moving to (and Living In) Templeton, California

Brittany Hensley’s Guide to Moving to (and Living In) Templeton, California

  • Brittany Hensley
  • 10/17/22

If you want a quiet place to retire or raise a family, consider moving to Templeton, California. Templeton is a small rural town with acres of lush greenery and farmland with gorgeous views of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range in the distance. Living in Templeton, CA, gives you access to dozens of world-class wineries, a variety of family-friendly restaurants, and an abundance of outdoor adventures. Read my guide for tips on finding a luxurious home in one of California’s best-kept secrets.

1. Get your financing in order

Whether you are moving from a nearby California city or cross country, it can be a nerve-wracking and stressful experience. One of the best ways to simplify the moving process is by getting your financing in order. Work with your financial advisor, who can carefully examine your income, assets, and other investments to determine if it is a good time to buy a new home. Whether you opt to pay in cash or finance, you need to procure either a Proof of Funds letter or a pre-approval on a jumbo mortgage loan. Both documents can help ease the home-buying process by showing home sellers that you have the funds available to pay for the Templeton home. Knowing how much you are pre-approved for can also narrow down your search so that you and your real estate agent can search for homes for sale in your price range.

2. Create a list of must-haves

Templeton offers a variety of gorgeous ranch-style homes with high-class amenities. It is so helpful to curate your list of must-haves you’d like to have in your prospective new luxury home.

From luxuriously designed swimming pools and heated spas to recreation rooms and home offices, homes in Templeton offer a world-class experience. For example, consider a gorgeous single-story home with a spacious guest house, a beautifully designed patio with plenty of seating, an in-ground swimming pool with a waterfall, and plenty of open windows with amazing views of the surroundings. You may also consider a luxurious energy-efficient home with an open floor plan, updated kitchen appliances, beautiful views, and proximity to downtown, the beach, and highly-rated schools. Brittany Hensley will work closely with you so that your new home has all of your essential must-haves.

3. Select the right neighborhood in Templeton

Many of the neighborhoods in Templeton reflect a tranquil, open-air lifestyle in a cozy and tight-knit setting. There are suburban neighborhoods with varying styles of architecture to homes with acres of open land. The affluent Vineyard Estates is perfectly located near top schools, close to shopping, and a short drive to the highway. Consider the upscale community of Spanish Lakes, which offers a variety of spacious, artfully designed homes with 1-3 acres of land against a backdrop of the majestic mountains. Look at the well-appointed Templeton Ranch neighborhood, which offers a tight-knit suburban-type community close to schools and shopping.

When researching the neighborhoods that are among your favorite, always consider the following to see if it is right for your lifestyle:

Commute time

If you work outside the home, an important factor you need to research is the commute time from your home to work. When researching neighborhoods, map out the route to see if factors, such as heavy traffic and construction areas, could severely affect the quality of the drive to work.


Whether you have school-aged kids or just had your first child, you need to consider the schools zoned for the neighborhood. Consider if the school can accommodate your children’s various needs and interests. Students in Templeton attend the highly-rated public schools in the Templeton Unified School District. With a high graduation rate, students whose education comes from public schools in Templeton, CA, will be well-prepared for college and beyond.

Proximity to local attractions

When considering whether a neighborhood is right for you, it is helpful to research what Templeton offers in the way of parks, restaurants, and spirit. Templeton is a small town with a lot to offer. It’s set up like Small-Town USA, with a wonderful park just off the main street where Farmer’s Markets are held, and the community comes together as a community. The generational charm and rural beauty of the entire area offer a town spirit like no other. The restaurants are phenomenal, with McPhee’s Grill, Jack’s Bar and Grill, and Joe’s being constant sources of great meals!

Templeton is a part of the Paso Robles American Viticulture Area (AVA), which produces notable, world-class wines.  With an abundance of wineries such as Rotta Winery, Venteux Vineyards, and local wine-tasting events, you’ll always have the best selection of wine available!

There’s also a fantastic selection of shopping boutiques in downtown Templeton. As for the beach, that is only a short 20-minute drive from Templeton as well.

Research future infrastructure

Even when a neighborhood currently looks perfect, it will help you in the long run to do some research. For example, visit the City Hall and find out if any building constructions or demolitions are planned in the neighborhood. Changes to the neighborhood’s infrastructure could potentially impact the livability of the neighborhood from construction and traffic changes to the home’s value. Always do your research to find out what the neighborhood will be like in five, 10, and even 20 years from now in Templeton…or any other town.

Talk to your future neighbors

Although you can get useful information about your prospective new neighborhood by visiting websites and social media pages, nothing compares to getting first-hand experience from someone living there. Consider visiting and asking questions about the neighborhood to get a better sense of its advantages and disadvantages.

4. Negotiate and inspect your home

Finding the perfect home brings you one step closer to living in Templeton, CA. However, before you sign on that dotted line to finish the closing process, there are two things you need to do: home inspections and negotiations. As your real estate agent, Brittany Hensley can connect you with a qualified home inspector with experience working with luxury homes. Your home inspector will examine the property thoroughly, looking for any repair needs or structural concerns. Together, we can then use the information compiled in the home inspection report to negotiate on the home to ask for credits or a lower sale price. Using the home inspection report to negotiate effectively, we’ll ensure that your new home is in the best possible condition.

5. For Results That Move You, Work with Brittany Hensley

Moving to a new city or within a city can be intimidating and stressful. That’s why working with a real estate agent who is familiar with the area is an essential step in the process. As a local real estate agent in the luxury market, I have the networking connections and extensive experience to guide you toward your dream of living in Templeton, CA. From guiding you through the financial process to finding the right home, I will ensure that the process goes smoothly. I’ll act with extreme attention, professionalism, and discretion so that you will soon be living in the home of your dreams in Templeton, California.

If you are considering moving to Templeton or the surrounding areas, contact local real estate agent Brittany Hensley with Navigators Real Estate for a consultation on expert home-buying tips. If you’re seeking a Realtor® who knows all the ins and outs of the area, look no further than Brittany to reach your goals.

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