Grover Beach CA

river2.jpgGrover Beach is situated in San Luis Obispo County, California. It consists of 2.31 square miles of land. Over 13,000 people call it home. Seventeen police officers patrol the area. Meadow Creek runs to the west of the town, but the terrain is mostly flat. Homeowners in Grover Beach CA send their kids to three elementary schools in town, but must attend middle and high schools in other parts of the county. Retail, construction, the hospitality industry, research and professional services are the main professions in Grover Beach. Famous folks living in nearby Arroyo Grande include Lou Ferrigno, TV'sIncredible HulkHairspray's Zac Efron and basketball player Horace Grant.  

It all began in August of 1887, when D. W. Grover filed a claim at the courthouse for land that would become Grover Beach. He had dreams about the railroad terminating at the sea and formulated the tagline "where the tide lands and the rails meet". Almost 100 years later, Amtrak made the dream real. Mr. Grover laid out the streets and set aside land for the establishment of a hotel, train station and a park. No one was interested in his plans, but other people advertised the town as a nice place for the average Joe. That worked. The town grew and was incorporated in 1959. Read more Grover Beach history at

Grover Beach's five parks are administered by the California State Park Commission, but evenpark.jpg so,they contain the usual picnicking areas, hiking and biking trails, playground equipment, skate park, doggie areas and open spaces. Additionally, there are some exquisite ocean views. Events in the parks include music in the park, the Farmer's Market, basketball clinic, Halloween activities, holiday parade and much more.

Of course, attractions are important when people move to a new town. Dance II is an event taking place in October, November and December. The Farmer's Market is held every Sunday to the end of September. Elsewhere in San Luis Obispo County, Lynyrd Skynyrd will appear in Paso Robles, a 5K kids' run, Sunset on the Sand in Pismo Beach, a Clam Festival in Pismo Beach and in Morro Bay, an oyster festival. See more at

Other events in Grover Beach and around the area include the San Luis Obispo California Photo Festival and Open Studios Art Tour, the Cayucos Antique Street Faire and more at