An All American City
The largest city in the tri-county Central Coast, Santa Maria is a dynamic and prosperous place to work, live and raise a family. Its mild year-round climate and backdrop of coastline, wine country, and abundant agriculture is home to an energetic workforce, commercial and industrial-zoned land, airport and locally-owned railroad.
Blessed with near-perfect climate, Santa Maria is known for its rich agricultural surroundings. Our backdrop of coastline and wine country, world-famous Santa Maria Style BBQ, Elks Rodeo, and the Santa Barbara County Fair, provide unlimited year-round recreation and leisure opportunities. An energetic workforce, excellent schools, low crime, great weather, wonderful air quality and abundant water are just a few of the reasons businesses come to Santa Maria.
Named an All-American City in 1998, Santa Maria is home to industries as diverse as aerospace manufacturing, oil and gas production, biomedical, world-class wineries, tourism, and a wide range of companies supporting the nation’s space defense and research mission housed at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Santa Maria Municipal Airport boasts an 8,000-plus runway and a new 220+ acre industrial park to accommodate a wide range of business activity. Santa Maria is one of the few communities on the Central Coast that still welcomes and facilitates new residential and commercial development
Incorporated: September 1905
Population: 103,410 (city limits)
Square Miles: 23.395 sq. mi.
Avg Temp: Between 63 & 75 degrees Fahrenheit
Glenn Morris, President/CEO
Santa Maria Valley
Chamber of Commerce
City of Santa Maria
Director of Community Development
805/925-0951 - x240