Templeton is located 30 minutes from the coast, both to the west and south. In the center of Templeton there is a three acre, tree-covered County Park with a bandstand and municipal swimming pool. The Community Services District operates Bethel Park, at the corner of Bethel and Las Tablas Roads. The park currently contains parking, a soccer field and restrooms, and Tiny Tot area. Evers Sports Park offers several acres of soccer and ball fields and is located at the East end of Gibson Street. The Templeton Community Services District offers soccer, softball, basketball, and other recreational programs and activities.
Templeton is a pleasant rural community located midway between Atascadero and Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County. It was founded in 1886 when the Southern Pacific Railroad came through the area. Templeton has retained much of its historical character and many of the original buildings have been restored and are still in use today. New buildings are being built, but always with an eye to the past.
Templeton is home to numerous businesses with the economy comprised most significantly from medical care including the Twin Cities Hospital, the Templeton Unified School District and agriculture consisting primarily of vineyards and wineries, and assorted businesses on Main Street. Many residents work in nearby communities. Templeton is recognized as a world class wine producer; with many of the wineries carrying the “Paso Robles” appellation actually located in the unincorporated Templeton area. There is a growing production of olive oil, with many small groves producing olives intended for consumption and oil.
Templeton is surrounded by rich agricultural land. The topography ranges from semi-flat to hilly with clusters of oak trees. Heavy production of almonds, cherries, apples, grains and dairy products now exist within the area. The most rapidly increasing product is grapes. There are many wineries to be found on the roads winding through the neighboring hills.
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