Atascadero, a town in transition. Atascadero is a central coast town located between L.A. and San Francisco that has attracted a large group of newcomers from both directions. Atascadero boast a brand new state of the art theatre, new resturants, art galleries, and wine tasting rooms. Highway 41, the main off ramp, has been recently widended with the procpect of more tourist traffic as Atascadero is centrally located between Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles. Atascadero also has the only zoo on the central coast. The town is pretty, well located and getting better with time!