Santa Maria forms a part of the Santa Barbara County along the central coast in California. For most Americans and other tourists, the city is known for its distinctly styled barbeque (tri-tip steak) and wine industry.
Grangerville and Central City were its earlier names but the city gets its recent name in honor of the real estate property of initial settler, Juan Pacifico Ontiveros. Known for its oil exploration, the city has geographical landmarks like San Rafael Mountains and Los Padres National Forest nearby.
Santa Maria experiences typical Mediterranean climate with fog being common. From April to October, the city gets very less amounts of rain, while show is a rare occurrence here.
Air (Santa Maria Public Airport), rail (Santa Maria Valley Railroad), bus (Santa Maria Area Transit) and roadways (U.S. Route 101 and State Route 1) provide excellent transportation facilities to the city. Santa Maria Joint Union High School District serves education to the student folks within the city limits.
Allan Hancock College and CPA theatre are some theatre based attractions here. Many Hollywood movies are filmed here since the city has many excellent locations. Storage facilities in Santa Maria are popular with visitors. Self storage Santa Maria is your one stop shop for finding a storage unit in Santa Maria.