Templeton is home to businesses that serve local ranching and agriculture, including horse ranches and vineyards. Templeton is emerging as a world class wine producer; many of the wineries with the “Paso Robles” appellation are actually located in the unincorporated Templeton area – including Castoro Cellers, Peachy Canyon, York Mountain, and Wild Horse. A very limited number of large corporations have made Templeton their primary place of business. Major businesses that operate with primary locations in Templeton include Weyrick Lumber, Santa Margarita Construction Corp (SMCC) and Castoro Cellars, Peachy Canyon Winery, York Mountain Winery, Wild Horse Winery amongst other wineries.
Templeton a small, rural town, but it is growing fast. It has added dwelling units faster since 1990 than any other community in the county with developments competing for prime land with vineyards. Templeton High School was selected as a National Blue Ribbon High School in 2006 and was selected as one of 64 schools out of 860 in the state as a California Distinguished School in 1999 and again in 2005. Templeton High School, grades 9th to 12th Templeton Middle School, grades 6th to 8th Vineyard Elementary School, grades 3rd to 5th Templeton Elementary School, preschool to 2nd. The town has grown for over a century. Main Street remains and has slowly changed over the years. Today, Templeton has a population of about 3,000 and it retains its small-town charm. You will find people gathered at the downtown park for farmer’s market on Saturdays or evening concerts in the summer. Templeton continues to offer some of the best primary and secondary education in the county.