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    1245 W Sonya Ln, Santa Maria, CA 93458
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    534 E Boone St, Santa Maria, CA 93454
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    333 E Enos Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93454
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    • $2,033+
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    1004 W. Cook Street, Santa Maria, CA 93458
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    1240 West Bethel Lane, Santa Maria, CA 93458
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    1735 Biscayne Street, Santa Maria, CA 93458
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    703 Meehan Street, Santa Maria, CA 93454
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    511 West Cook Street, Santa Maria, CA 93454
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    826 Cook St, Santa Maria, CA 93458
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    1316 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
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    710 W. Alvin Ave., Santa Maria, CA 93458
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    1308 Bethel Lane, Santa Maria, CA 93458
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    1720 SOUTH DEPOT ST, SANTA MARIA, CA 93458
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    4036 Cedarhurst Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93455
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    325 Burton Mesa Blvd., Lompoc, CA 93436
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    220 W North Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436
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    401 W. Pine Ave., Lompoc, CA 93436
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    113 S U St, Lompoc, CA 93436
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Average rent in Santa Maria, CA

$2,407/mo Santa Maria, CA average rental price, July 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Santa Maria, CA is $2,407.

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    When were prices and availability in Santa Maria, CA last updated?

    Prices and availability in Santa Maria, CA were last updated on 30 Nov 2022.

    What are the best apartments in Santa Maria, CA?

    The best apartments in Santa Maria, CA are: Siena Apartments, Hancock Terrace Apartments, Cassia Apartments, The Village Townhomes and Westgate Courtyards.

    What is the average rent in Santa Maria, CA?

    The average rent in Santa Maria, CA is $2,407. Start your search for apartments in Santa Maria, CA now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Santa Maria, CA?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Santa Maria, CA is between $2,081 and $2,786. View all studio apartments in Santa Maria, CA.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Santa Maria, CA?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Santa Maria, CA is between $1,997 and $3,009. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Santa Maria, CA now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Santa Maria, CA?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Santa Maria, CA is between $2,713 and $4,633. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Santa Maria, CA.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Santa Maria, CA?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Santa Maria, CA is between $2,026 and $4,259. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Santa Maria, CA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Santa Maria, CA?

    In Santa Maria 50% of the housing is rented out compared to 50% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 9% of Santa Maria’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 53% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 35% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Santa Maria, CA?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Santa Maria are about 30 years old, on average. Of these, 35% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 2 stories. About all of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, none are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Santa Maria, CA?

    Studio apartments in Santa Maria are around 10% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 37% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 40% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

    Living in Santa Maria, CA

    Santa Maria is a gorgeous small town in the central part of California, near the Santa Barbara wine country. It’s known for lush wineries, an amazing restaurant scene, and being a part of the Santa Maria/Santa Barbara metropolitan area. The climate there is considered Mediterranean, so local renters enjoy temperatures that are fairly mild year-round. For beach lovers who rent in Santa Maria, the town is only 19 miles from the coast to Pismo Beach. That makes it a popular renting spot for those who surf the waves and love a nice suburb with an above-average school system that appeals to growing families. What’s more, those renting in Santa Maria enjoy being close to many restaurants, shops, entertainment venues, seaside piers, and hiking trails.

    Renting in Santa Maria, CA

    Santa Maria’s population is almost equally split between renters and homeowners. The type of apartments for rent in Santa Maria tends to lean towards Spanish colonial architecture, which is very popular in this part of California. In this densely suburban area, renters can look forward to very community-centric rental apartments, where neighbors tend to be friendly with each other. Most rental communities in Santa Maria offer lots of amenities like year-round pools, grilling stations, well-appointed recreation centers, and clubhouses that renters can book for parties. There are plenty of community parks near rental properties in Santa Maria including Preisker Park, which has a playground area for kids, picnic tables, and open green spaces. Coffee shops and restaurants are close to most apartments for rent in Santa Maria that are mostly located right off of Highway 101 that runs through town going north and south.

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    Santa Maria, CA demographics

    Santa Maria, CA has a population of 105,528 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 53,375 of Santa Maria’s residents are women and 52,153 are men. The median age of those who live in Santa Maria, CA is 29.

    Shopping in Santa Maria, CA

    Santa Maria Town Center is an indoor traditional shopping mall that’s popular with local renters. It’s home to more than 60 stores including Macy’s and other smaller national chains for home goods, clothing, and electronics. Other shopping venues located near rental apartments are the Santa Maria Plaza Shopping Center and Western Village Shopping Center, which has small eateries for a quick bite. For grocery shopping, renters head to Spouts Farmers Market for organic goods, the St. Maria Supermarket to shop local and Vons or Albertsons, both of which are national grocery chains. There is a Target, Costco, and a Walmart for big-box stores right in the center of town.

    Santa Maria, CA households

    • 22,497 Family
      5,516 Non-family
    • 14,084 Children
      13,929 No Children
    • 28,013Total Number of Households
    • 3.73Average People Per Household
    • $67,634Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 28,013 households in Santa Maria, CA. 22,497 are family households and 5,516 are non-family households. There are 14,084 households with children in Santa Maria and 13,929 households without children. On average, about 3.73 people live in a household in Santa Maria, CA.

    Transportation in Santa Maria, CA

    It’s easy to get in and out of Santa Maria for local renters who commute into Santa Barbara for work via Highway 101, which is is the main road that goes through the town. For renters who prefer public transportation, there is the Santa Maria Area Transit (SMATthat operates bus routes all over town. For air travel, there is a small airport called the Santa Maria Public Airport that operates domestic flights connecting local renters to Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. For more options in domestic or international travel, renters can go to the Santa Barbara Airport that’s a little over an hour away by car.

    Santa Maria, CA education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Santa Maria, CA is as follows: 26% have no high school education, 33% completed some high school, 23% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 9% have a Bachelor Degree, and 3% have a Graduate Degree.

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