Santa Maria is one of our largest, full time resident areas on the Central Coast. It has commercial industry, shopping, national and local restaurants and most amenities offered by a large city. Santa Maria is most known for a couple of things; the Santa Maria Valley wineries and the famous Santa Maria-style barbecue, a local specialty. Santa Maria is approximately 30-35 mins from multiple beaches which gives it the coastal influence on weather. Don't forget to visit one of the over 30 tasting rooms hosting libations from local wineries to local Breweries. Also stop by the original Hitching Post, just on the out skirts of town in Casmalia, for some good ole Santa Maria Style BBQ, you won't regret it.