San Miguel Community Information

Local Schools

Students living in San Miguel are served by five local schools. These include Lillian Larsen School (K-8); Cappy Culver Elementary (K-6); Bradley Union School (K-8); Pleasant Valley School (K-8); and Paso Robles High School.

Colleges near San Miguel, CA

Residents of San Miguel have access to a number of colleges and universities that are ready to help residents achieve their higher learning goals. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo is one of the area's most well-renowned campuses and includes a full-time enrollment of over 19,000 students. Other area institutions of higher learning include Cuesta College, West Hills Community College, Allan Hancock College, Hartnell College, College of the Sequoias, and California State University-Monterey Bay.

Economy of San Luis Obispo County, CA

Residents of San Miguel are part of San Luis Obispo County's service economy, which includes such industries as real estate, finance, insurance, retail, tourism, and county jobs. Agricultural industries and wineries also make up a major part of the county's economy. A list of the top 20 employers in San Luis Obispo County includes Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, Pacific Gas & Electric, Cuesta College, Tenet Healthcare, and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital.

Recreation

Recreational options are plentiful here in San Miguel. If you're looking to play a few rounds of golf, Hunter Ranch Golf Course is nearby and features 18 challenging holes that will surely test your skill, whether you happen to be a novice player or the next Tiger Woods. Looking to go hunting or wildlife watching on over 850 acres of open grassland? Then head over to Big Sandy Wildlife Management Area just east of Camp Roberts. Wild pigs and California quail can be found traversing the grounds of this wildlife area. Access is also allowed on to nearby Fort Hunter Liggett which consists of thousands of acres of pristine native California land with wildlife including elk and bear. There is even a hotel you can stay at on the base that was designed by the same architect that designed and built the nearby Hearst Castle.

Mission San Miguel Arcángel and Mission San Antonio De Padua

San Miguel is best known as being the home of Mission San Miguel Arcángel, the sixteenth mission along California's coast. Founded on July 25, 1797 by Father Fresidente Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, the mission is known for its Mission Arcade, which features 12 arches in a variety of sizes and shapes, a planned attribute. Visitors come to the mission to see the many murals and original artwork by the artist Esteban Munras and other Salinan artists. Another unique feature that draws tourists to this mission is the cemetery located next to the church, where 2,249 Native Americans were interred. An earthquake in 2003 caused severe structural damage to the already weakened, unreinforced masonry structure of the mission. After $15 million worth of repairs, Mission San Miguel Arcángel was reopened in 2009.

Not far from Fort Hunter Liggett is another California missions – Mission San Antonio De Padua. A wonderful day trip goes from San Miguel to both these missions, then on to the Pacific Ocean and south down Big Sur through Cambria, coming back through Paso Robles for a truly diverse and amazing circle drive.

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