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Enviable Location

The Santa Maria Valley is nestled in the foothills of Santa Barbara wine country. Located in the heart of California's Central Coast, here you will discover beautiful scenery, championship golf courses, national theater, bird watching, pristine beaches, performing arts, world famous barbecue, succulent strawberries, nearby missions, hiking, festivals, family events, and award winning wineries located along the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.

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The Santa Maria Valley’s vast agricultural heritage is represented by many crops, the most colorful of which are strawberries. Santa Maria produces over 20 million trays of strawberries annually which are distributed both domestically and internationally.

Santa Maria provides its residents lots of cultural activities. The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society presents many orchestral gems, from classical musical arrangements to a wonderful array of soloists. The Pacific Conservatory of the Performance Arts (PCPA) has been staging the finest classic and contemporary plays in a professional environment since 1941. Also, the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society Museum provides one a glimpse into the history of Santa Maria and the people who settled there.

Traveling throughout Santa Maria and to nearby destinations is affordable when you ride on Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT), the BREEZE Bus or Clean Air Express. All of these public transit options are a convenient way to travel and an excellent way to build a cleaner, healthier and less congested community.

Also, SMOOTH is an non-profit organization providing rides to many community members in the Santa Maria area. SMOOTH’s Senior Dial-A-Ride provides curb-to-curb transportation for senior residents in Santa Maria and Orcutt. The Dial-a-Ride program is available for shopping, going to the beauty parlor, medical appointments or for visiting a friend. 

Driving Directions

From Los Angeles -   Take Hwy 101 North toward I-110 North. Take the exit 101 B for State St. toward CA-154/Cachuma Lake. Merge onto Calle Real. Make a right turn at CA-154 W/San Marcos Pass Road. Turn right at US 101 N. Take the exit 164 for Clark Ave. toward Orcutt. Turn left at E Clark Ave. Turn right at South Bradly Road. Make a U turn at Patterson Road.

From San Francisco -  Take US 101 South toward I-80 E. Take exit 164 for Clark Ave. Turn right at E Clark Ave. Turn right at Sout Bradley Rd, Make a U-turn at Patterson Road.

From Santa Maria Airport -  Head northeast on Terminal Drive toward Skyway Drive. Take the 1st right onto Skyway Drive. Continue onto Lakeview Rd. Turn right at South Bradley Road. 

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