Location - Santa Maria, CA is half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the CA coast. As a 37-year resident of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County, I probably have some bias, but I think these are some of my favorite reason to live in Santa Maria Valley.
Airport - Santa Maria Airport boast flights to major hubs like Los Angeles but also has flights to Las Vegas, NV, Hawaii, and Phoenix, Arizona.
Allan Hancock College - Recognized as one of the top junior colleges in CA and the US.
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo - Just 30 minutes drive from Santa Maria. Cal Poly, SLO boast is rated as one of the best universities in the US.
Vandenberg Air force Base - Less than 30 minutes drive from Santa Maria provides both federal and civil employment near Lompoc, CA.
Beaches - Some of the best beaches in CA within 30 minutes driving distance to Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, Shell Beach, Grover Beach, Guadalupe Beach.
Weather - Lots of sunshine with moderate, mild temperature throughout the year makes the central coast one of the most desirable places to live.
Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara is 1 hours drive from Santa Maria.
Median single family home prices as of 5/6/16 per Altos Research. Significant single family home price difference below:
*** Santa Maria = $362,409
Nipomo = $768,704 (Just 5 minutes drive north of Santa Maria in San Luis Obisp County)
The above are just a few of the great community features too many to list.
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