Santa Maria California
Santa Maria is located in California's Central Coast Wine Country between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Retirees fortunate enough to relocate to this peaceful valley will find friendly neighbors, world-famous Santa Maria Style barbecue, and fabulous California wines. Population: 100,062 as of the 2010 census
Climate: Typical of coastal areas of California, Santa Marias climate is mostly sunny with ocean breezes. Santa Maria gets only 14 inches of rain per year, and on average, there are 280 sunny days for golf each year.
Cost of living: Retirement lifestyles are affordable here where the cost of living in Santa Maria is 2% less than the national average.
Housing costs: Housing, however, is 32% greater than the national average. A retirement home will cost around $263,500 on average.
Colleges and Universities: GenSpan is an interesting possibility for retirees interested in a different type of continuing education. GenSpan creates and supports intergenerational programs in which different generations are brought together in work, play and lifelong learning.
Transportation:Santa Maria Area Transit provides local bus service. Santa Maria Airport offers convenient and hassle-free service, with two commercial airlines that offer flights to Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Travel and tourism: Some of Santa Marias attractions include beautiful scenery, championship golf courses, nationally recognized live theater productions, bird watching, pristine beaches, performing arts, world famous barbecue, succulent strawberries, nearby missions, hiking, festivals, special events, and award winning wineries.
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