About Santa Maria, California
Santa Maria, CA, is a city located in Santa Barbara County on the Central Coast of California. With a population of 109,134 as of the 2020 census, it is the most populous city in the county and the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area. The city is known for its wine industry and is home to an increasing number of vineyards, wineries, and winemakers, making it a central location for the Santa Ynez and Foxen Canyon areas, as well as San Luis Obispo County’s Edna Valley-Arroyo Grande wine country. The agricultural areas surrounding the city are highly productive, with primary crops including strawberries, wine grapes, celery, lettuce, peas, and various other vegetables, as well as cattle ranching.
Santa Maria offers a range of amenities, including historic wineries, full-flavored food, and a vibrant culture, making it an attractive destination for visitors and residents alike. The city’s location on the Central Coast provides access to a variety of recreational activities and a mild climate. With its strong ties to agriculture and the wine industry, Santa Maria offers a unique blend of rural and urban living, making it a dynamic and appealing place to live.