The City of Santa Maria has everything that a resident and vacationer would want in a central California destination. It does not matter if the trip is for business or pleasure; visitors have flocked to this quintessential central Californian experience, and leave with a better understanding of what a city should be. Santa Maria is located in the heart of the Santa Maria Valley which is home to many fantastic wineries and some that are noted as the best in the world. Located along US Highway 101 in northern Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria is in the heart of one of the nations most prestigious and up and coming wine regions.
Many Residents and Climbing Population
Santa Maria’s population stands at right under 93,000 residents and visitors according to the State Department of financial record-keeping as of January 1, 2009. The town limits are located three hours south of Santa Maria and about four and a half hours north. Of course the marquee destinations above a north and south transitional move would be San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively. Well known as one of the most premier locations for both beachcombers and art lovers, the City of Santa Maria is historically one that even the silver screen movie producers of Hollywood flock to. When a sunny, temperate, location is required for any film regardless of the genre, then it has to be Santa Maria as that location choice.
Economy of Santa Maria
The economy of Santa Maria is well represented with both private and public sectors being accounted for within the city limits. Many industries such as high-tech and health-care refer to Santa Maria as their headquarters and this list is only growing and expounding upon itself. The only question is how many more businesses can fit into a 21 mi.² of central California prime real estate? The ability for Santa Maria to grow is attributable to the amount of money and time that has been put into the very essence of any city, the infrastructural pursuits. It does not matter how many vineyards exist in Santa Maria if those vineyards are not up to par in the business atmosphere. Santa Maria is one of the few central California locations that insist upon an annual maintenance scheduling of both interior as well as exterior governmental buildings. The dramatic effect of this cleanup effort and not only a cleanup effort but also a retooling of the physical buildings, is that more visitors see this as a good sign for the city.
Environmental Beauty of Southern California
Santa Maria is absolutely beautiful and a weekend trip or maybe even a week to this fine Santa Barbara County offering will come to be known to everyone as the place to be. Geographically speaking, Santa Maria California cannot be located in a more pristine and temperature climate. The Santa Maria Valley is worldwide known as one of the most fertile and agreeable locations in North America. From the fantastic wineries that stretch as far as the eye can see to beaches that have sugar sand and highs in the summer approaching 80°, Santa Maria is quite a town.