Santa Maria, California 

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CALIFORNIA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

103,936

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

1,725,656

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

104,791

+10.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

6.2%

Median Income

$50,753

Median Home Price

$383,600

Best Places to Live in Santa Maria, California

Small-city complex/College town - Central California coast, 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles. August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Santa Maria, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Year-round climate
-Coastline
-Small-town atmosphere
Cons
-Cost of living
-Home prices
-Economy

 $589,000 
540 Monterey Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2284 SqFt
 $437,500 
1338 Eliza Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1690 SqFt
 $332,000 
2222 Almond Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1182 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area

The three major cities in Santa Barbara County, two named in the metro area, and the other one, Lompoc, no longer in the name, offer a highly contrasting set of places to live. Coastal Santa Barbara is the center of the “California Riviera”—an area of mild climate, beautiful coastline, Mediterranean architecture, laid-back ambience, and affluence. The University of California at Santa Barbara, about 10 miles north, brings a college town element without dominating town life.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Santa Maria
Zip Codes: 93458 93454
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 238 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Santa Maria is 6.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Maria jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Maria's cost of living is 19.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Santa Maria's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Santa Maria, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Santa Barbara county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Santa Maria's population is 104,791 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 10.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Santa Maria is $383,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.3%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Santa Maria public schools spend $8,015 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 25.7 students per teacher in Santa Maria. More Education


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Housing Market in Santa Maria

It's a good time to buy in Santa Maria. Home Appreciation is up 4.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Santa Maria Real Estate

The median home price in Santa Maria is $383,600. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Santa Maria   13 Reviews
Orcutt Instead - 1/13/2019
I live in Orcutt which is a town of around 35,000 on the south side of Santa Maria. Santa Maria has, as everyone has noted, the best climate in the world. It never... Read More

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Santa Maria Can't Be Defined - 11/27/2009
I have lived in Santa Maria / Orcutt for several years, but it is time to leave. I have no issues with the weather. Our climate is mild and comfortable with no extremes.... Read More

Unpredictable weather with no extremes. - 5/23/2009
The weather is very mild without a huge temperature change with the seasons. The winters are chilly but not cold and the summers are warm but not hot. Of course there... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA
93458 93454

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NEW LISTINGS IN SANTA MARIA
$589,000
540 Monterey Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$437,500
1338 Eliza Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$332,000
2222 Almond Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$429,000
622 Gingko Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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Bed 4 | Bath 3

$365,000
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Bed 3 | Bath 2

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