Santa Maria Real Estate Market Overview

Could Santa Maria, CA be your next home? Kick-start your search with Trulia’s real estate guide and home search. With interactive maps and charts, Trulia provides a comprehensive overview of market trends, schools, demographics, and lifestyle data to help you learn all about Santa Maria. Not sure which neighborhood is for you? Check out our Nearby Places section below to explore popular cities near Santa Maria such... as Orcutt and Nipomo. When you’re ready, Trulia has 218 resale and new homes in Santa Maria lined up for you, including 4 open houses, and 92 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. View more


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Housing Market Trends

Market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Trends in Santa Maria show a 9% year-over-year rise in median sales price and a 1% rise in median rent per month.

Median Sales Price
The median sales price for homes in Santa Maria for Jul 20 to Oct 19 was $350,000 based on 322 home sales.
Price Per Square Ft.
Average price per square foot for Santa Maria was $220, an increase of 5% compared to the same period last year.
Median Rent Per Month
The median rent per month for apartments in Santa Maria for Sep 20 to Oct 20 was $1,950.


Most frequent crimes in the past year

Knowing more about crime activity in Santa Maria can help keep you aware of crime in the area. Crime activity is most helpful when comparing two locations to understand the relative safety of each location.

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Best Schools in Santa Maria

There are 32 schools in Santa Maria.

Elementary Schools

Ralph Dunlap Elementary School

Public, K - 6


Pine Grove Elementary School

Public, K - 6


Joe Nightingale Elementary School

Public, K - 6

Middle Schools

Orcutt Junior High School

Public, 7 - 8


Benjamin Foxen Elementary School

Public, K - 8


Arellanes Junior High School

Public, 7 - 8

High Schools

Santa Maria High School

Public, 9 - 12


Ernest Righetti High School

Public, 9 - 12


Family Partnership Home Study Charter School

Public, K - 12


Get to know your neighbors in Santa Maria by reviewing our census driven map. Get insights into median age, how many people are married, and percentage of people with a college degree.

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Most people in Santa Maria commute by car. Learn how neighbors in this area get to work so you can consider how you might commute if you lived here, too.

Commute Type
96% commute by car
0% commute by bike
1% commute by public transportation
0% commute by foot

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