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Santa Margarita

"Downtown Santa Margarita" by bill mulder from santa margarita, usa - Facade from across the street. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons -

Santa Margarita is a town located near Cuesta Peak in San Luis Obispo, along State Route 58, off the 101 between San Luis Obispo, and Atascadero. In 2010 the population was 1,259 according to the US Census. It is located int he foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains, and is one of the most rural communities in San Luis Obispo County. Santa Margarita Lake is a major water source for San Luis Obispo, and is several miles southeast of the town. Santa Margarita covers an area of .5 sq. miles, all land. Santa Margarita has a charming, very small downtown area with shops and restaurants, and features a beautiful community park in the middle of the town, where community members gather to celebrate holiday events.