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Santa Maria, California, 93458
2 Bedrooms$1,700 - $1,705
3 Bedrooms$1,649 - $1,670
Santa Maria, California, 93458
Studio/1 Bedroom$779 - $1,050
2 Bedrooms$1,255 - $1,456
3 Bedrooms$1,550 - $1,590
Lompoc, California, 93436
1 BedroomUp to $745
2 BedroomsUp to $975
Lompoc, California, 93436
1 Bedroom$815 - $845
2 Bedrooms$945 - $999
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Santa Maria is an exceedingly attractive city with a wide array of apartment living options - there are a lot of comfortable apartments available for rent both south of city center and in many other beautiful neighborhoods as well. You can use the MyNewPlace search filters to find kid friendly Santa Maria apartments with the perfect amenities for you - whether you want a garage or a high Walkscore.
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 8.3% 8.4% -0.1% $10,000 to $14,999 7.9% 5.6% +2.3% $15,000 to $19,999 7.9% 5.6% +2.3% $20,000 to $24,999 8.3% 5.8% +2.5% $25,000 to $29,999 7.5% 5.7% +1.8% $30,000 to $34,999 7.8% 5.7% +2.1% $35,000 to $39,999 6.6% 5.4% +1.2% $40,000 to $44,999 6.0% 5.2% +0.8% $45,000 to $49,999 6.0% 4.6% +1.4% $50,000 to $59,999 9.2% 8.6% +0.6% $60,000 to $74,999 9.4% 10.6% -1.2% $75,000 to $99,999 8.2% 11.5% -3.3% $100,000 to $124,999 3.7% 6.8% -3.1% $125,000 to $149,999 1.3% 3.6% -2.3% $150,000 to $199,999 1.1% 3.3% -2.2% $200,000 or more 0.7% 3.6% -2.9%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 4.3% 4.8% -0.5% 10.0% to 14.9% 6.1% 9.8% -3.7% 15.0% to 19.9% 12.9% 13.6% -0.7% 20.0% to 24.9% 14.3% 13.1% +1.2% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.7% 11.0% +0.7% 30.0% to 34.9% 10.1% 8.2% +1.9% 35.0% to 39.9% 7.0% 5.9% +1.1% 40.0% to 49.9% 9.5% 8.0% +1.5% 50.0% or more 21.1% 20.2% +0.9% Not computed 3.1% 5.4% -2.3%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 10.7% 9.6% +1.1% 25 to 34 years 29.3% 29.3% +0.0% 35 to 44 years 26.7% 25.8% +0.9% 45 to 54 years 15.1% 16.5% -1.4% 55 to 64 years 7.9% 8.0% -0.1% 65 to 74 years 5.3% 5.3% +0.0% 75 to 84 years 3.8% 4.0% -0.2% 85 years and over 1.2% 1.6% -0.4%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 45.9% 30.9% +15.0% 30 to 44 minutes 25.4% 24.5% +0.9% 45 to 59 minutes 8.0% 13.8% -5.8% 60 or more minutes 20.6% 30.8% -10.2%
Source: 2000 Census
Refined Rentals in Santa Maria, California
Tired of living in a bottom shelf city? Want to live in a town that’s aged to perfection? Get an apartment in Santa Maria, California and treat yourself to rental bliss. (And a good bottle of bubbly.) The city is well-known for its wine industry; the region in which it is located is actually referred to as the Santa Barbara Wine Country. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or you wouldn’t know a Pinot from a Merlot, you’ll love living in this beautiful city. Rent in Santa Maria and start celebrating. Pack a good corkscrew.
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Enjoy the health benefits of a glass of wine 365 days a year. But if sipping an evening glass of wine alone isn’t your idea of a good time, find a roommate and discuss tannins over a meal at Starry Sky Coffee Company. Locate a second roommate and enjoy a viewing of “Sideways” in your new apartment. Whether you’re looking for a simply elegant one bedroom or a large three bedroom for the entire family, you can start looking for an apartment in Santa Maria, California by checking out some of the rentals listed below.
A Place to Prosper
Did you know that Central City, California changed its name to Santa Maria because its mail was being sent to Central City, Colorado on accident? Rent one of these fine apartments and live in a city that knows how to solve a problem. Its postal system now firmly in place, this beautiful California city offers prospective residents a spectacular quality of life, beautiful scenery, great schools, fun events, and so much more. According to the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, this city is “A place to live. A place to play. A place to prosper.” Like the area’s fine wine, spend a few years here and you’ll be richer by comparison. Get involved in one of the city’s many industries. You’ll find a mixture of agriculture, retail, high-tech, manufacturing, and more, and you’ll have reason to celebrate. Should you feel like inviting some residents over for a party, you’ll have plenty of folks to choose from. The city boasted a population of 100,062 as of the 2010 population. Come to where the wine flows like water and find a rental that is just right for you. Then all you’ll have to do is invest in some good cheese to stock up the fridge in your new apartment.
Fun and Running
If you find yourself spending your weekends in Santa Maria building ships in empty wine bottles, you’re not taking advantage of all the fun community events the city has to offer. Attend one of the annual festivals and take part in an activity that doesn’t involve intense concentration and little tiny sails. You just might run into a fellow ship in a bottle builder at the Autumn Arts, Grapes and Grains Festival. This free event has something for everyone. Enjoy a car show, live music, arts, crafts, food, and free wine tastings. Should you go a little overboard on the cheese and wine, you can burn some calories and have fun at the annual Turkey Trot Fun Run. Join your fellow residents in a 2.5 mile race and say goodbye to all that goat cheese. Whether you’re up for a jog or down for a glass of chardonnay, you’ll have a great time at these local events. You might want to keep the wine tasting to a minimum during the whole ship in a bottle thing though.
Santa Maria Museums
While you’re rifling through your old stuff, considering whether or not to get rid of your embarrassing yearbook photos, why not take a break and learn a thing or two about your new town? The city is home to numerous museums, offering education and entertainment to residents of all interests. Take the Santa Maria Museum of Flight for instance. With a collection of World War II aircraft and rare artifacts, this museum is a great place to visit whether you’re an ace pilot or freak out on an hour-long plane ride. Speaking of flight, you can see some butterflies and owls up close at The Natural History Museum. Learn about the area’s rich wildlife and fulfill your lifelong desire to touch bobcat skin. You’ll learn a lot about Santa Maria when you attend these fantastic museums. Just think. That photo of you in front of the laser background might be a local artifact one day.
Average Apartment Rent in Santa Maria, California
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Santa Maria Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Santa Maria have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Santa Maria apartment was $1,522 in March. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in March was $1,596. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Santa Maria rentals listed below.
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How far is the airport from downtown Santa Maria and can I get there easily and cheaply?
Located 4 miles from the city center, the closest airport to Santa Maria is Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX). This airport, however, only has domestic flights. The next closest airport is San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP), which also offers only domestic flights and is 23 miles from downtown Santa Maria. Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA / KSBA) has domestic flights from Santa Barbara, California and is 50 miles from Santa Maria. The closest airport that offers both domestic and international flights is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which is 170 miles from Santa Maria.
Is Santa Maria a family friendly town?
If family-friendliness is based on two factors--low crime rates and high-quality public education--then Santa Maria is an alright, but not excellent, place for families. At 38 crimes per 1,000 residents and a population of around 86,000, Santa Maria's crime rate is about average when compared to other cities of similar size. Education runs the gamut in Santa Maria. While elementary and middle schools in the area have received rather low scores, the Santa Maria Joint Union School District was rated better than 86.7 percent of school districts in California and 89.2 percent of school districts in the country.