Stephan, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA

How are the shopping and local amenities in Santa Maria?

Asked by Stephan, San Francisco, CA Mon Apr 23, 2007

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Hi Stephen,

I would say the shopping in Santa Maria is fair. We are the shopping destination of surrounding smaller communities such as Lompoc, Los Alamos and Nipomo. And, because the 5 cities / San Luis Obispo area blocked many big box and discount stores for many years we were the place to shop for many years. That is changing slowly but surely. For high end retailers you will have to go to San Luis Obispo or Santa Barbara to truly be satisfied. But, considering that all these areas are well within driving distance from Santa Maria, I think we have above average access to shopping even though it may not all be here in Santa Maria proper.

Hope this helps,

0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 29, 2008
Santa Maria is known for its variety of shopping. Residents of surrounding communities will make the trip here for shopping. We have most all the big name stores, such as Costco, Circuit City, Staples, Macy's, Mervyn's and many more. Santa Maria and Oructt both have Farmer's Markets where you can get the freshest produce.
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