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Studio Apartments for Rent in Santa Maria, CA
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Are you looking to land a small but cool studio apartment near you? Is an unbeatable location more important to you than lots of space? You can now browse through all available RENTCafé listings, to find the perfect studio apartment near you, in your favorite neighborhood, ZIP code, or in another city or state in the U.S. wherever life takes you. Check the ratings and reviews of properties with studio apartments, filter them based on your criteria, and find the one that suits your needs.

Compare the size, price and location, as well as amenities, both inside and outside the apartment. Whether you are looking for a more modern studio near you, or one in a charming old building, or maybe you want to be close to a certain park, the downtown area of your city, or near family or friends, RENTCafé allows you to find the best fit for you - so, let's find your new home!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The price range of a studio apartment is between $1,427 and $2,588. Search our studio apartments in Santa Maria, CA.

What is the average size of a studio apartment in Santa Maria, CA?

The average Santa Maria, CA studio apartment size is 306 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a studio apartment in Santa Maria, CA?

Studio apartments in Santa Maria, CA tend to be more affordable than other apartments and they have lower utility costs.

What are the downsides of renting a studio apartment in Santa Maria, CA?

One of the downsides of living in a studio apartment is the limited storage space. You might be interested in 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Santa Maria, CA.

Santa Maria, CA Demographics

  • Total Population106,224
  • Female 52,537
    Male 53,687
  • Median Age29.3

Average Rent in Santa Maria, CA

  • Santa Maria, CA Average Rental Price, August 2021 $2,009 /mo

    Santa Maria, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

    Santa Maria, CA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Aug / 2021
    Santa Maria, CA $1,561 $1,535 $1,630 $1,689 $1,675 $1,633 $1,708 $1,706 $1,820 $1,980 $2,009
    National $1,347 $1,356 $1,361 $1,393 $1,400 $1,402 $1,393 $1,397 $1,485 $1,510 $1,539

    Santa Maria, CA Households

    • Total Number of Households27,868
    • Family 22,169
      Non-family 5,699
    • Children 14,283
      No Children 13,585
    • Average People Per Household3.77
    • Median Household Income$63,341
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,446

    Santa Maria, CA Education Statistics

    Renting a studio apartment in Santa Maria, CA

    The bad news is that the hip neighborhoods are typically not the places to look for truly affordable homes for rent, and Santa Maria, CA is no exception. That is unless you are willing to give up the (real or imagined) benefits of multiple rooms and experience the minimalist simplicity of a small apartment located smack dab in the middle of the action. Leaf through 4 listings with a total of 4 units, and you’ll be sure to find at least a couple of cheap studios that will make you wonder whether having one or two extra rooms is really worth the difference in price and commute time. Already a fan of living small? Why don’t you check out our selection of one room apartments—there’s always a better deal out there, you just have to know where to look for it (Santa Maria is the cheapest neighborhood in town—wink wink).

    They are called efficiency apartments for a reason

    In case you’re still wondering, the time and effort put into finding an efficiency apartment does pay off. Literally, and pretty fast too. While the cheapest bachelor units normally have a small bath and one bigger, multifunctional space (meaning that the hall and the kitchen in the main room, basically), you don’t need to have that if it’s not your thing. You can find plenty of one-room apartments in Santa Maria, CA with a separate kitchen. These are still well under the price of an apartment with multiple rooms, but slightly more expensive than your average studio, so it’s a good idea to aim for the higher end of the price range. The currently the most expensive studio apartment in Santa Maria, CA costs a monthly $3,250.

    Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!