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Creston, which sits only 13 miles East of Paso Robles and 9 miles East of Atascadero, is a real find! The location is perfect for those wanting the gentle and quiet country life. Creston, which was founded in 1884 by four local pioneers, is an anomaly in California with fewer than 100 residents currently residing in the town proper, which includes a post office, elementary school, two quaint cafes and a small community-run library. This tiny town gets much attention and has a right to boast with picturesque rolling hills painted with native oak trees, vineyards, olive trees, horse farms and cattle. Each fall, there is a bountiful local harvest of premier wine grapes, which thrive in the climate of the Creston countryside. The seasonal Huer Heuro Creek lazily runs through the heart of Creston. In some unique areas, water percolates right out of the ground from artesian aquifers. Many forward thinking local farmers are embracing organic farming practices in the area. Creston’s charming roads are equally shared with bicyclists, motorcycles and horses. Award-winning cowboys converge on Creston each September to battle for bragging rights at the renowned Creston Rodeo.