Santa Maria Homes For Sale
Santa Maria has a history as long as almost any city in the State of California. Established by Spanish explorers, the area quickly became an agricultural center due the fine soils and very moderate climate. These agricultural roots are still the primary economic engine in the area, with strawberries, corn, wine grapes and tomatoes being the major crops, some of which can be grown year round. Even now, farms live next door to new home developments. So, despite extensive growth over the last decade that has made Santa Maria the largest community in Santa Barbara County, it still retains the feel of small town life.
The Santa Maria lifestyle is enviable, and is why we have chosen to come back to this area. The climate, the great food, the relaxed atmosphere and the sense of community make this area a fantastic place to live and raise a family.
Speaking of great food, one thing you can't miss when visiting Santa Maria during the summer are the Santa Maria barbecues, famous around the world. Using large wood fired grills chefs slow cook Tri-Tip (another Santa Maria specialty), ribs and chicken using red oak wood that imparts an amazing smokey flavor to the meats that are melt in your mouth tender. Do not miss the opportunity to explore this fine tradition when visiting Santa Maria.
Santa Maria is also one of the most affordable communities on the California Central Coast, and is a bargain compared to towns like Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo, and may be the perfect place for families to buy their piece of the Central Coast quality of life.
Santa Maria home buyers have wide variety of home types to pick from and those on budget may want to buy a home in one of the manufactured home parks that are available. Prices range from around $20,000 to near $100,000 though buyers should be aware that the space rent or association dues vary and can be high enough to negate some of the price advantages of buying in a park.
Condos are another alternative to traditional site built homes that offer the advantages of not only lower prices, but lower maintenance by the owner since the association most often does all exterior building and front landscape maintenance. Sold prices of condos in Santa Maria are as low as the mid $50,000 to about $160,000. Many complexes offer amenities such as pools, clubhouse, greenbelts and barbecue facilities. These amenities do come with the price of higher association dues.
Single Family homes are the most common type of home in Santa Maria. They tend to more expensive to purchase, yet on the other hand may not have any association dues and space rents, so the monthly cost of ownership may be less than a condo. The lowest priced home to sell recently was $69,900, the median sale price was $200,000, the average sale price is $222,000 and the highest sale price (in town) was $410,000.
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