Pismo Heights

Pismo Heights


In the hills above Pismo Beach, Pismo Heights is a community of primarily single family homes, with spectacular views of the ocean in the hills across the freeway from the downtown core of Pismo Beach. Many of the older homes in the neighborhood were built by Portuguese families who tended to follow an Iberrian style of housing. As more homes were built on the steep rocky slopes, the newer ones have become more and more narrow as they go up the hill. Speaking of the Portuguese, a yearly St. Anthony’s Festa, or festival, is held here in Pismo Heights, to honor Portugal’s patron saint. For over fifty years, those of Portuguese descent celebrate their heritage with a morning parade of the three lovely incoming and three outgoing queens and their courts, mass is celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, and then at the festa grounds, traditional sopas ( a beef and cabbage stew) is served.

Judkins Middle School, the junior high and a California Distinguished School, is also located in Pismo Heights. An important archeological site was discovered on Lucia Mar School District property next to the junior high school.

The City Hall is located here at 760 Mattie Road along with Boosinger Public Park. The community park is your typical little green park with swings, slide, playground, drinking fountain, and picnic tables but this public park has 360 degree city and ocean views from its southeastern rock outcropping.




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