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Santa Maria, CA

Santa Maria, CA

Santa Maria, CA

Moving to Santa Maria, CA – The BBQ Capital of California

Where is Santa Maria?  Nestled between the San Rafael Mountains and the Pacific Ocean and full of pristine beaches, award winning vineyards and majestic natural attractions!  Santa Maria is the largest city in Santa Barbara County and known for its mouth-watering barbecue.  With a population of around 100,000, it has just enough big-city amenities to make it exciting without the congestion and over crowded feeling of a large city!  Welcome to Santa Maria, we think you’ll love it here!

The weather in Santa Maria.  I hope you love sunshine and cool ocean breezes because that’s what you’re in for when you move to Santa Maria!  The average temperatures range from the 40s during the winter months, and the mid-70s in the summer months. You’ll definitely need your sunglasses, because Santa Maria is lucky to have more than 300 sunny days a year!

Getting an education in Santa Maria. If you’re moving to Santa Maria and looking to further your education, you can choose between Brandman University and Allen Hancock College.  Both schools offer excellent degree plans in a variety of disciplines. 

Getting around in Santa Maria.  Santa Maria Area Transit offers fixed-route bus service within the city.  Regional Transit Authority provides north intercity service for the convenience of area residents. 

Playing in Santa Maria.  Not many cities scream “fun in the sun” louder than Santa Maria, California.  If you’re a lover of beaches, golfing and outdoor activities, you’ll have a huge selection of things to do here.  Among many other things, Santa Maria is a premier golf destination.  Santa Maria Country Club Golf Course is an 18-hole championship golf course with over 120 acres of elegantly landscaped grounds.  Hiking and biking aficionados will enjoy Figueroa Mountain with its historic mines, colorful slopes and pioneer homesteads.  If you’re ready to hit the beach, Santa Maria has several locations in the area including: Avila Beach, Shell Beach, Pismo Beach and Grover Beach.   

Eating in Santa Maria.  When it comes time to get a bite to eat, you’ll find many tasty selections in Santa Maria.  Local favorites include: Cool Hand Luke, Shaw’s Steakhouse Tavern, Ambrosia Restaurant and BBQ Land.  If you feel like dining in restaurants that deliver in the area include: Atari-Ya Japanese Restaurant, Klondike Pizza, La Hacienda Restaurant, Perko’s Café and Jay’s Fish & Chips.

Helpful Links for Moving to Santa Maria, California
City Website
Area Attractions
Chamber of Commerce
Homes for Sale

The service center for Santa Maria, CA is located in Pico Rivera, CA.

Information about Santa Maria, CA

Est. Population: 86931
County: Santa Barbara
Latitude: 34.9500
Longitude: -120.4333
Zip Codes: 93454