Santa Maria Real Estate Market Conditions

  • Median sales price

    $360,000
    15.9%
    change since last quarter
  • # Active listings

    63
    30-day change

Santa Maria Schools and Demographics

 
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Education near Santa Maria, CA

City County
High School Graduates 60.58 79.66
College Degree - 2 year 6.36 8.23
College Degree - 4 year 13.75 31.54
Graduate Degree 2.67 8.08
Expenditures per Student 10,070 10,070
Students per Teacher 20.3 19.4

Elementary Schools near Santa Maria, CA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Adam (William Laird) Elementary School KG - 06 995 27.3 93458
Alice Shaw Elementary School KG - 06 651 27.1 93455
Alvin Elementary School KG - 06 833 27.3 93454
Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary School KG - 06 284 22.7 93455
Benjamin Foxen Elementary School KG - 08 128 20.6 93454
Bonita Elementary School KG - 06 599 24.4 93458
Bruce (Robert) Elementary School KG - 06 857 28.1 93458
Calvin C. Oakley Elementary School KG - 06 862 27.8 93458
Dana Elementary School KG - 06 598 25.4 93444
David J. Sanchez Sr Elementary School KG - 06 852 27.9 93458
Fairlawn Elementary School KG - 06 727 28.2 93458
George Washington Battles Elementary School KG - 06 939 28.9 93454
Joe Nightingale Elementary School KG - 06 734 24.5 93455
Lange (Dorothea) Elementary School KG - 06 573 28 93444
Liberty Elementary School KG - 06 740 24.7 93458
Miller (Isaac) Elementary School KG - 06 870 28.5 93454
Nipomo Elementary School KG - 06 447 24.2 93444
Olga L. Reed Elementary KG - 08 195 24.4 93440
Ontiveros (Juan Pacifico) Elementary School KG - 06 964 27.3 93458
Patterson Road Elementary School KG - 06 628 27.3 93455
Pine Grove Elementary School KG - 06 538 28.3 93455
Ralph Dunlap Elementary School KG - 06 644 28 93455
Rice (William) Elementary School KG - 06 867 28 93454
Taylor (Ida Redmond) Elementary School KG - 06 931 26.6 93454
Tunnell (Martin Luther) Elementary School KG - 06 787 27 93454

Middle Schools near Santa Maria, CA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Arellanes Junior High School 07 - 08 560 22 93455
El Camino Junior High School 07 - 08 682 22.1 93458
Fesler (Isaac) Junior High School 07 - 08 872 21.7 93454
Lakeview Junior High School 07 - 08 522 22.3 93455
Orcutt Junior High School 07 - 08 475 20.5 93455
Tommie Kunst Junior High School 07 - 08 828 21.3 93458

High Schools near Santa Maria, CA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Central Coast New Tech High 09 - 12 109 16.1 93444
Ernest Righetti High School 09 - 12 2,176 24.7 93455
Nipomo High School 09 - 12 1,025 20.7 93444
Pioneer Valley High School 09 - 12 2,618 26.2 93454
Santa Maria High School 09 - 12 2,300 21.1 93454

Ungraded Schools near Santa Maria, CA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
* Delta High School 09 - 12 542 31.3 93455
* Phoenix High School 09 - 12 1 1 93458
Family Partnership Home Study Charter School KG - 12 350 18.8 93454
Orcutt Academy Charter KG - 12 700 24.3 93455
Trivium Charter KG - 12 342 15.5 93454

Demographics near Santa Maria, CA

City County
Neighborhood Type Suburban
Population 98,715 423,594
Population Density 4,338 155
Median Age 29.2 33.6
People per Household 3.6 2.9
Median Household Income 51,675 62,723
Average Income per Capita 18,465 30,114
Santa Maria, California, is a community located in Southern California, the Santa Barbara County. The city is situated 150 miles away from Downtown Los Angeles and 120 miles away from the city of Los Angeles. The population of Santa Maria is 100,062, meaning that it is the county’s largest city. The area itself counts 171,227 inhabitants, including the Orcutt Township, Guadalupe city and Santa Maria. The community is known for the Santa Maria Style Barbecue and for the notable wine industry. Santa Maria is served by the school district Santa Maria-Bonita and the high school district Santa Maria Joint Union. There are also a few colleges included in the community.

Santa Maria Homes for Sale and Real Estate

The real estate market in Santa Maria is in a slight recovery. The median listing price is $375,270, the average sale price is $192,500 and a standard rent is somewhere around $1,011. The market is featuring 90 active listings, out of which 16.7% are distressed listings. In 2010, Santa Maria included 26,908 households and 28,294 residences. The density was 1,209.4/sq mile. The owner-occupied properties formed 51.6% of the housing units and the renter-occupied houses were 48.4%. In 2012 vacancy rate for owner-occupied houses is 1.9% and the vacancy rate for rentals is 3.8%. Additionally, the rental housing units are inhabited by 52,083 persons and owner-occupied properties are inhabited by 46,463 people. Finally, the real estate market in Santa Maria includes a wide array of housing units, from detached single-family houses to other properties.

Santa Maria Communities

The main neighborhoods in Santa Maria are:
  • City Center
  • Grant St / Miller St
  • North Santa Maria
  • Miller St / Chapel St
  • Midco
  • Chapel St
  • Orcutt
  • Rosemary / Rex
  • Magellan Dr / Seaward Dr
  • Donovan Rd / Blosser Rd
  • McElhany Ave
  • Broadway
  • Arroyo Grande
  • New Cuyama
  • Lompoc
  • Guadalupe
  • Buellton
  • Garey / Sisquoc

Santa Maria Employment Opportunities

The major industries in the city are educational services, agriculture, maintenance and repair, construction, public administration, food services, accommodation, health care, insurance and finance and social assistance. Also, some of the main occupations in the area are sales workers, agricultural workers, grounds and building cleaning, cashiers, secretaries and retail sales. Santa Maria features big companies like:
  • AT&T
  • Arby’s
  • Nike
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • JCPenney
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Subway
  • SAS Shoes
  • Sears
  • Quiznos
  • Marriott
  • Macy’s
Also, top employers in Santa Maria include:
  • VTC Enterprises
  • Den-Mat
  • C & D Zodiac
  • Bonipak
  • City of Santa Maria
  • The Union High School District Santa Maria Joint
  • Allan Hancock College
  • The School District Santa Maria-Bonita
  • Marian Medical Center
  • Vandenberg Air Force Base

Santa Maria Attractions

 The most famous feature of Santa Maria is its plethora of barbecued meat. The city is mainly known for the delicious tri-tip steak. It is a triangular muscle of beef sliced into steaks or utilized for ground beef. The Santa Maria Style barbecue refers to the special seasoning of various meats and, in particular, of the tri-tip. The meats are rubbed with spices, pepper and salt and then grilled or cooked on a rotisserie. At the same time, Santa Maria is renowned for its wines. The Santa Maria Valley is perfect for growing varieties like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Visiting the multiple wineries is a top activity in Santa Maria. The theatre scene is also very impressive. The PCPA, a production company and theatrical school has had notable alumni such as Zac Efron, Robin Williams, Mercedes Ruehl, Kelly McGillis and Kathy Bates. Other interesting attractions are the production locations for films like The Rocketeer, Pirates of Caribbean, Hidalgo, Sideways, Rockets Red Glare and Barton Fink. People might also visit:
  • Wild Life Arts
  • Aloha Inn
  • Santa Maria Elks Lodge
  • The Luffa Farm
  • 912 1 -2 Gallery
  • Camelot Park Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria Historical Museum

Santa Maria Transportation and Commuting

Santa Maria and the Santa Maria Valley are crossed by Route 101. This is the main connection among the west coast cities. The commuters also use State Route 135 and State Route 1. The closest train station is situated in Guadalupe and it provides connections to Los Angeles and San Diego. Santa Maria is served by the Santa Maria Area Transit, a bus service using county-run and city lines. There is also the Breeze Bus that offers service to Santa Maria, Vandenberg Air Force Base and Lompoc. Greyhound Lines provides long-distance bus services. The closest international airports are San Jose International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport and Ontario / LA International Airport.

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Santa Maria Weather

The average high temperature in July is 73 degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 37.6 degrees. The average rainfall is approximately 14.4 inches per year, with 0.1 inches of snow per year. No weather information available.

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Century 21 Hometown Realty SM
1811 S Broadway
Santa Maria-Orcutt, CA
805-934-2105
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New World Realty
313 N. Lincoln
Santa Maria-Orcutt, CA
805-714-9271
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Greco, Larry Realty
118 W. Fesler St.
Santa Maria-Orcutt, CA
805-922-0599
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Valley Hills Realty
124 W Main St. Ste. A
Santa Maria-Orcutt, CA
805-352-1100
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Coastal Community Builders SM
1801 East Main Street
Santa Maria, CA
805-925-1300
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Bornino, Bruno
205 Navarra Way
Santa Maria, CA
805-801-1759
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RE/MAX Professional Group
1222 Topaz Way
Santa Maria, CA
805-455-1500
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Silveira Properties, Inc.
937 E. Main St. #106
Santa Maria-Orcutt, CA
805-925-2433
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Pacific Realty
937 E. Main St. #108
Santa Maria, CA
805-928-0028
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Central Coast Investments
900 East Main Street
Santa Maria-Orcutt, CA
805-349-1992
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