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19 Apartments for rent in Santa Maria, CA

Last updated August 11 at 03:35 AM
3 Units Available
Westfield at Pacific Crest Airspace Condominiums
St Claire Apartment Homes
1735 Biscayne St, Santa Maria, CA
2 Bedrooms
1257 sqft
3 Bedrooms
1257 sqft
Great location just minutes from Westgate Park. Luxurious units include laundry, extra storage, granite counters and patio or balcony. Community features parking, playground, pool and clubhouse.
Last updated August 11 at 03:34 AM
18 Units Available
Adam Park
La Vista Apartments of Santa Maria
740 S Western Ave, Santa Maria, CA
477 sqft
1 Bedroom
608 sqft
2 Bedrooms
994 sqft
Great location, close to Santa Maria Town Center Mall and Allan Hancock College. Community features include BBQ grill, courtyard, pool and playground. Units feature dishwasher, patio or balcony, and garbage disposal.
Last updated August 11 at 03:34 AM
4 Units Available
333 E Enos Dr, Santa Maria, CA
1 Bedroom
637 sqft
2 Bedrooms
880 sqft
Interior features include fully equipped gourmet kitchens, private patios/balconies, oversized closets and washers/dryers. Located near Highway 101, Vandenberg Air Force Base and Fox Christian School.
Last updated August 11 at 03:34 AM
8 Units Available
2460 Rubel Way, Santa Maria, CA
2 Bedrooms
1093 sqft
3 Bedrooms
1318 sqft
Great location for commuters just off of Highway 101. Units feature walk in closets, patio or balcony, carpet, ceiling fan, microwave, and ceiling fan. Community includes pool, hot tub, and gym.
Last updated August 11 at 03:34 AM
1 Unit Available
Amara Apartments
329 W Carmen Ln, Santa Maria, CA
1 Bedroom
655 sqft
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
Thoughtfully designed homes with hardwood floors and fully equipped kitchens. Online portal for resident payment convenience. Pet-friendly. Close to Santa Maria Town Center for convenient shopping. By US Route 101.
Last updated August 11 at 07:54 AM
1 Unit Available
Casa De Campo
324 El Calle Jon
324 El Calle Jon, Santa Maria, CA
2 Bedrooms
1932 sqft
Spacious Town-home with Two Generously Sized MasterBedroom Suites upstairs with their Own Private Bathroom andWalk in Closets. One Master Includes an O􀁾ce /Nursery.Spacious Living Room with Remodeled Kitchen and DiningArea.
Last updated August 11 at 07:31 AM
1 Unit Available
417 S Broadway
417 South Broadway, Santa Maria, CA
803 sqft
This is a Commercial Building, located in the heart of Santa Maria. Close to Town Center Mall and across the street from the Santa Maria Library. Front reception area and large room for working space. Includes, water, sewer, trash.
Last updated August 10 at 01:29 PM
1 Unit Available
408 Calle Bonita
408 Calle Bonita, Santa Maria, CA
2 Bedrooms
1560 sqft
Charming 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Home Ready For Move-In - This charming 2 Bedroom 2 Bath home has a fresh coat of interior paint, laminate flooring in living room, dinning area, kitchen, and hallway.
Last updated August 10 at 01:29 PM
1 Unit Available
881 Greenacre Drive
881 Greenacre Drive, Santa Maria, CA
3 Bedrooms
1440 sqft
3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home in Gated Quail Meadows West - 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home in Gated Quail Meadows West LIMITED SHOWINGS DUE TO COVID 19, Please Apply before requesting a showing.
Last updated August 10 at 01:29 PM
1 Unit Available
205 Palm Court Drive
205 Palm Court Drive, Santa Maria, CA
5 Bedrooms
205 Palm Court Drive Available 09/01/20 Beautiful Partially Furnished 5 Bedroom 4 Bath Home located in Carriage District. - Beautiful Partially Furnished 5 Bedroom 4 Bath Home located in Carriage District.
Last updated August 10 at 01:29 PM
1 Unit Available
234 E. Newlove Dr. # B
234 Newlove Drive, Santa Maria, CA
1 Bedroom
One bedroom, one bath unit - One bedroom, one bath unit. Includes stove, refrigerator and washer and gas dryer hook ups in the kitchen area. Small backyard. No Pets Allowed (RLNE5988421)
Last updated August 10 at 01:28 PM
1 Unit Available
1654 Belmont Court
1654 Belmont Court, Santa Maria, CA
3 Bedrooms
4 Bedrooms
2567 sqft
1654 Belmont Court Available 09/01/20 AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER: Executive Style Santa Maria Home with 4 Bedrooms & 2.5 Bathrooms - MASKS REQUIRED AT SHOWINGS Executive Style Home has 4 bedrooms,1 of which is on 1st floor and 2.5 bathrooms.
Last updated May 14 at 09:36 AM
1 Unit Available
121 Regal Ct.
121 Regal Dr, Santa Maria, CA
2 Bedrooms
1200 sqft
121 Regal Dr. - Beautiful Remodeled 2 Bedroom 2 Bath, Single Story Home has approx 1200 sqft of living area.
Results within 1 mile of Santa Maria
Last updated August 10 at 01:29 PM
1 Unit Available
881 Sunnyside Ave.
881 Sunnyside Avenue, Orcutt, CA
3 Bedrooms
1303 sqft
Three bedroom, two bath home in Orcutt - Bright and sunny 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Orcutt area. Large front yard, back yard has a large patio area with a view of the city below. Two car garage and additional parking space for RV.
Last updated August 10 at 01:28 PM
1 Unit Available
4840 Cherry Ave.
4840 Cherry Ave, Orcutt, CA
1 Bedroom
726 sqft
4840 Cherry Ave. Available 08/25/20 4840 Cherry Ave.
Results within 5 miles of Santa Maria
Last updated August 11 at 09:04 AM
1 Unit Available
188 W. Tefft B
188 West Tefft Street, Nipomo, CA
691 sqft
OFFICE SPACE, great location on Tefft Street in Nipomo. 691 square feet. $1500 per month. Available now. Contact Crown Properties at (805) 574-1205 for more information of a showing appointment. OFFICE SPACE, great location on Tefft Street in Nipomo.
Last updated August 11 at 07:55 AM
1 Unit Available
525 Grande Avenue
525 Grande Street, Nipomo, CA
1 Bedroom
534 sqft
Easy Access to 101hwy. 1 bedroom/1bath condo, end unit. Washer/Dryer hookups in unit. 1 car garage.
Last updated July 11 at 02:35 PM
1 Unit Available
960 Vista Verde Lane
960 Vista Verde Lane, Nipomo, CA
4 Bedrooms
2244 sqft
Beautiful and fully furnished four bedrooms, family room and living room single level modern style home is located in the beloved heart of Nipomo just a short distance from downtown, close to everything yet quite and relaxing neighborhood.
Results within 10 miles of Santa Maria
Last updated August 10 at 01:29 PM
1 Unit Available
1031 Wailea Way, Blacklake, CA
3 Bedrooms
1031 WAILEA Available 08/28/20 Beautiful 3 bedroom house 1031 Wailea Way Nipomo - Type: House Available: 08/28/2020 Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Rent: $2,700.00 Deposit: $2,800.

Median Rent in Santa Maria

Last updated Jul. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Santa Maria is $1,488, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,798.
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City GuideSanta Maria
Santa Maria, California

What do wine, amazing weather and Zorro have in common? They all reside (or have resided, RIP masked man) in Santa Maria.

Located in Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria is bursting with great apartments to rest your head at night, something you’ll need considering all the wine that flows through this part of California. Known for more than just the hideout of a well-dressed superhero, Santa Maria is adored by locals for its prime location, fantastic weather (think blazers nine months out of the year) and, most importantly for some, its very own specialty cut of meat: the tri-tip. Yes, it’s that serious.


Southwest: The apartments in this end of town are mighty nice, featuring some pretty sweet upgrades for residents (FIOS, balconies, heated pools, granite counters, some paid utilities). Floor plans often consist of condo-style, two floor layouts, studios and lofts…just take your pick. Pricing will range here (lofts at about $950 and a 2bed/2bath for $1600 or so a month). The area is convenient—close to the 135 freeway. You will see a lot of larger homes here (think 5 bedrooms) in this suburban end of town.

Southeast (Orcutt): Located a little closer to the ocean (about 12 miles to be exact), shopping and entertainment, this end of Santa Maria is made up of large, single-family homes and apartments (some studios, but mostly 2 bedrooms and up). “But what’s the beauty of this end of town, aside from proximity to the beach?" Accessibility to the 101, of course! Although 101 can be a real nightmare sometimes, it’s clutch for those who need to commute for work or want to shoot out of the city on a moment’s notice.

The apartment living situation here often includes some luxurious extras such as a business café, washer/dryer in unit, garages and spas. Southeast Santa Maria is also a great area for outdoor lovers, as there are a few parks in the vicinity. Living here isn’t necessarily the cheapest (we blame the beach proximity), but you may be able to score a cozy one bedroom for around $1100. For a few dollars more, you can find 2bed/2bath for around $1400 or so with varying deposit prices based on credit.

Downtown: Smack dab in the middle of Santa Maria. Wineries, hiking trails, bars and performing arts are right in your backyard. Many of the complexes here are upgraded, luxury living types, featuring spacious, condo-style living, fitness centers, gourmet kitchens, private parking, etc, and the pricing for these kind of accommodations isn’t too shabby for the area, either. Here, a 2bed/2bath can run for about $1400. A 3 bedroom will cost you about $1600.

Rental Tips:

There are a few things to know when moving to Santa Maria: 1) Try as you might to avoid traffic, the 101 and the 135 are your friends—though it may seem like quite the opposite. These roads will connect you to other cities and will most likely become your main method of getting from point A to point B in your new hometown. For public transit, rely on the bus system (SMAT), which runs between Santa Maria and neighboring town San Luis Obispo during the week (only about $2 a trip!), and the Amtrak. A main line will take you on long distance travel, while the Pacific Sunliner will bring you to San Diego and Los Angeles (with two trips daily).

Whether you opt for the wine country or the bar scene, there’s rarely a dull moment here. Check out the theatre, hit the putting green or try dining at one of the hundreds of restaurants located here.

While we’re talking about going out, remember to bring a jacket. Santa Maria has what those in the know would call a “coastal climate,” meaning there’s typically a breeze, highs are usually only around the upper 70s and the winters can be chilly (about 40-30 something). Living your days with the windows open is possible, but we don’t advocate sleeping with the windows open. It’s not the 1950s.

Now that you know what’s in store for you here, there is nothing left to do but pack your belongings and head for the hills/valley. On second thought, you might want to check this site for housing first. Just remember the difference between Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio. Happy hunting!

August 2020 Santa Maria Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2020 Santa Maria Rent Report. Santa Maria rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Santa Maria rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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August 2020 Santa Maria Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2020 Santa Maria Rent Report. Santa Maria rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Santa Maria rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Santa Maria rents increase sharply over the past month

Santa Maria rents have increased 1.2% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Santa Maria stand at $1,488 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,799 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in February. Santa Maria's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.0%, as well as the national average of 0.2%.

    Rents rising across cities in California

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Santa Maria, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in California, 6 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole experienced flat rent growth over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $3,001; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, 4 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with San Francisco experiencing the fastest decline (-4.0%).
    • Fresno, Sacramento, and Bakersfield have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (1.6%, 1.5%, and 1.3%, respectively).

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Santa Maria

    As rents have increased moderately in Santa Maria, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Santa Maria is less affordable for renters.

    • Santa Maria's median two-bedroom rent of $1,799 is above the national average of $1,193. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Santa Maria's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.5%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Santa Maria than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $902, where Santa Maria is nearly twice that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much is rent in Santa Maria?
    In Santa Maria, the median rent is $1,281 for a studio, $1,488 for a 1-bedroom, $1,798 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,508 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Santa Maria, check out our monthly Santa Maria Rent Report.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around Santa Maria?
    Some of the colleges located in the Santa Maria area include Allan Hancock College, and University of California-Santa Barbara. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to Santa Maria?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Santa Maria from include Goleta, El Paso de Robles, Atascadero, Pismo Beach, and Santa Barbara.

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