Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area, California 

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Population

444,766

+6.5% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

6.6%

Median Income

$63,409

Median Home Price

$776,500

Median Age

33.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.5 / 8.1

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area, 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 the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Year-round climate
Coastline
Small-town atmosphere
Cons
Cost of living
Home prices
Economy


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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: California
County: Santa Barbara
Metro Area: Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area
Political Ideology: Very liberal
City: Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, 26 total
Zip Codes: 93117, 93458, 93436, 93455, 93454, 93101, 93105, 93103, 93111, 93110, 23 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 238 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area is 6.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area's cost of living is 48.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 64.5% to 32.6%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area's population is 444,766 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area is Real Estate: $776,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.5%.

SCHOOLS
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area public schools spend $10,614 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.1 students per teacher in Santa Maria-Santa Barbara Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Santa Maria-Santa Barbara

It's a good time to buy in Santa Maria-Santa Barbara. Home Appreciation is up 17.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Santa Maria-Santa Barbara is $776,500.

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MAPS OF SANTA MARIA-SANTA BARBARA METRO AREA, CALIFORNIA
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ZIP CODES IN SANTA MARIA-SANTA BARBARA METRO AREA, CALIFORNIA
93117, 93458, 93436, 93455, 93454, 93101, 93105, 93103, 93111, 93110, 23 total

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