Santa Maria, California | Community Overview
Enjoy the Heart of California's Central Coast
Welcome to one of the most picturesque and desirable places to live in California. Enjoy a quiet and relaxed lifestyle, but still close enough to enjoy everything else that the state has to offer. Choose from the many family friendly communities with award winning schools. Temperatures average 70 degrees, with around 300 days of sunshine per year.
Santa Maria Valley
The Santa Maria Valley is nestled in the foothills of Santa Barbara County wine country. Here you will discover beautiful scenery, championship golf courses, nationally recognized live theater productions, bird watching, pristine beaches, performing arts, nearby missions, hiking, festivals, and special events
A Tradition of Good Food, from Farm to Table
With over 45,000 acres of prime agriculture, it is among the most productive land in California, including countless award-winning wineries, and nearly half of California’s strawberry crop. Santa Maria is home to world-famous tri-tip barbeque, which earned it the title of “The West’s Best BBQ Town” by Sunset magazine. The robust local food scene includes artisan restaurants, and weekly farmer’s markets.
For the Outdoor Enthusiast From beaches to mountains there are endless options for outdoor recreation. We are just minutes away from the surfing spots of Avila and Morro Bay and the motorsports at the Pismo dunes. The nearby Santa Ynez Valley has amazing cycling year-round, where several pro teams do winter training. There are numerous equestrian facilities throughout the area as well.
Convenient and Accessible
- Fly from Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Airports
- Highway 1 is ranked among the most scenic routes in the country.
- 30 min to San Luis Obispo
- 1 hr. to Santa Barbara
- 2 hr. to Big Sur
- A few hours to Los Angeles or San Francisco