HISTORICAL CHARM WITH A RICH COLORFUL PAST
With a footprint from centuries past, the San Roque neighborhoods colorful ancestors date all the way back to the indigenous Chumash people, historic ranch owners of the 1700’s, “California Gold Rush” dreamers, and wealthy 20th-century developers like Stephen Rutherford. Argonne Circle, name after Rutherford’s son lost in the battle of Argonne, is the central hub of this historic enclave where streets are known as “calles”, keep the Spanish traditions alive. Originally an open expanse of treeless grassland the area went through several metamorphoses. Averted by the Great Depression, the area was once slated to be The San Roque Country Club.
Today, gracefully curving tree-lined streets weave through the natural beauty of the picturesque neighborhood at the base of the foothills. It is a peaceful haven admired for its blend of many architectural themes where Spanish Colonial, English Tudor, French Normandy, California Redwood, Italian and American Colonial all reside in pure harmony.
Community-minded neighbors gather routinely at Triangle Park on the west side of San Roque Road, a favorite of dog lovers! Stevens Park features a great playground for the kids, dense oak foliage for beautiful fall colors beside San Roque Creek, and access to great hiking trails.
With the upper State Street business corridor nearby, it is an effortless walk to great dining, excellent schools, and plenty of shopping conveniences at Loreto Plaza, Five Points Shopping Center, and La Cumbre Plaza within minutes.
A GOOD READ – Stop by the iconic independently owned Chaucer’ Bookstore in Loreto Plaza. Amazing collections, and the best and most literary knowledgeable staff. It’s what bookstores used to be!
THAT’S AMORE – Via Maestra 42 is a small and delicious old-world trattoria that feels and tastes like a little bit of Italy. Authentic fare, friendly service, Italian imports…and gelato!
INSPIRED HIKES – Start at the far north end of Steven’s Park off Canon Drive, and eventually find yourself on the Jesusita Trail, eventually ending at Inspiration Point.
COWBOYS AND COWGIRLS – Looking for red cowboy boots or a new English saddle? Jedlicka’s Western Wear and Saddlery Merchant on De La Vina is family owned and operated since 1932 with outstanding service and astounding inventory!