Regional Information


The Santa Maria Valley is conveniently located 75 miles north of Santa Barbara, 170 miles north of Los Angeles and 270 miles south of San Francisco at the intersection of California State Highway 101 and Highway 166. With an elevation of 206 feet, Santa Maria’s incorporated area encompasses roughly 21 square miles. An adopted sphere of influence extends its geographic reach by 24 square miles.


Quality of Life & Tourism information 

Local News Agencies

Santa Maria Times

Santa Maria Sun


Santa Maria’s transportation grid consists of being connected by California State Highway 101 and Highway 166, with State highway 154 located 20 miles south.

Train Services provided by:

Amtrak Station out of Guadalupe has Northbound & Southbound routes are available. (800) 872-7245

Bus Services are provided by:

Greyhound Bus  (805) 925-8841 located in Santa Maria at 400 E Boone Street

City of Santa Maria Area Transit  Services within Santa Maria and Orcutt

The Breeze Bus  (800) 417-2137 Santa Maria to Solvang/Santa Maria to Vandenberg and Lompoc

Clean Air Express Bus (805) 692-1902 Santa Maria to Goleta thru to Santa Barbara

Regional Transit Authority link to (805) 541-2228 San Luis Obispo to Santa Maria/Orcutt and San Luis Obispo to San Miguel or San Simeon

Air Service provided by:The Santa Maria Public Airport with flight services from Mokulele Airlines  (866) 260-7070 Allegiant Air  (702) 505-8888


Santa Maria enjoys favorable climate all year around. Click here 


City of Santa Maria 106,280

Santa Maria Valley – 142,586 includes the unincorporated area of Orcutt, Guadalupe, Sisquoc, and Casmalia.

President & CEOGlenn Morris
Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce
614 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 925-2403 x 825

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