Templeton

A small, peaceful town rich in natural beauty and elegant charm.

Welcome to Templeton

A small, peaceful town rich in natural beauty and elegant charm.
 
Tucked between Atascadero and Paso Robles, Templeton is a diamond in the crown of the central coast of California. Templeton is a friendly town rich with historic architecture, mature shade trees, and charming downtown streets. With impressive hillside views and a tranquil feel, Templeton is the ideal place for those wanting a quiet spot to call home. 
 
Expansive parks, stunning vineyards, and sprawling farms provide ample opportunities for Templeton locals to enjoy the perfect central coast weather. Templeton dates back to the days of the transcontinental railroad, and its historic downtown has a storied past. Many of the historic buildings have been repurposed into vibrant new shops and restaurants. Templeton is a true treasure on the central coast with its friendly neighborhoosa and peaceful ambiance. 
 

What to Love

  • Stunning rural beauty
  • Rich generational charm
  • Friendly, welcoming neighbors
  • Ample parks and outdoor activities

Local Lifestyle

Templeton is a friendly town rich in stunning rural beauty and small-town charm. Residents can enjoy a glass of wine at one of the vineyards or tasting rooms in town or visit a local farm for fresh produce. There are plenty of parks in the community for walking and picnicking. A weekly farmers market in Templeton Park features vendors offering fresh produce, artisan foods, and handcrafted goods and is one of the top markets on the central coast. This charming enclave is perfect for those wanting a town rich in rural beauty and peaceful charm. 
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Templeton is known for its friendly atmosphere, and the restaurants here truly reflect the same feeling. Joe’s, a Templeton landmark, is a favorite breakfast and lunch spot in town. Diners can enjoy everything from huevos rancheros to fresh salads. Housed in a converted saloon, McPhee’s Grill has become famous for its fine food and excellent service. The menu is built on local seafood, wood-grilled steaks, and fresh produce. McPhee’s also has an extensive wine and craft beer menu, making it the perfect spot for a relaxing evening. 
 
Jacks Bar and Grill features delicious food and craft cocktails in a welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant is known for local favorites like the tri-tip and its excellent service. Aliyah’s Kitchen and Grill is a casual, energetic spot for Mexican fare in Templeton. Serving authentic favorites like tortas, pozole, and tacos from an extensive menu, Aliyah’s is always a hit! 
 

Things to Do

Templeton Park is an expansive green park in the center of town. This park features picnic areas, a children’s play area, a swimming pool, and a beautiful gazebo. Mature shade trees provide plenty of space for Templeton locals to picnic and relax. Templeton dog owners can bring their pets to Vineyard Dog Park, a fenced off-leash park with plenty of room for running and playing. This expansive dog park includes play areas and a wading pool spread across an acre of land with beautiful views of the surrounding hillsides. 
 
Downtown Templeton and historic Main Street are full of antique shops and neighborhood businesses. Residents can shop for the freshest local produce at the weekly Templeton Farmers Market, a true hallmark of SLO County living. Jack Creek Farms is a family farm nestled into the foothills just outside of Templeton. This charming farm is the perfect place for seasonal fun in the neighborhood. Locals can pick apples and pumpkins in the fall, cut down a tree at Christmas, and harvest fresh tomatoes from the vine in the summer. Jack Creek Farms also has a country store and farm animal area.
 

Schools

Templeton is home to several excellent schools as part of the Templeton Unified School District. Schools of note include:
 
 

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Overview for Templeton, CA

8,458 people live in Templeton, where the median age is 44.8 and the average individual income is $42,325. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,458

Total Population

44.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$42,325

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Templeton, CA

Templeton has 3,169 households, with an average household size of 2.64. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Templeton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,458 people call Templeton home. The population density is 1,069.4 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,458

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

44.8

Median Age

44.04 / 55.96%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
3,169

Total Households

2.64

Average Household Size

$42,325

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Templeton, CA

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Templeton. 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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Vineyard Elementary
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
3/5
Templeton Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 2nd
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Templeton Independent Study High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available

Around Templeton, CA

There's plenty to do around Templeton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

11
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
32
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Donatoni Winery, ZANOLI Wines, and La Perdignus.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 2.37 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.07 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.99 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.84 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.94 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.87 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
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