Orcutt, California is a quiet, unincorporated community located in California's Central Coast, just a few miles south of Santa Maria. Locals will tell you that Orcutt is simply a great place to live and call home, with excellent schools, low crime and friendly neighbors creating an environment that is relaxing and enjoyable. Orcutt real estate options in Santa Maria consist primarily of detached, single-family homes as well as Orcutt condominiums and townhouses for sale.
The community began with the oil industry. A Union Oil Company of California geologist named William Warren Orcutt laid the groundwork for a town near what he felt would someday be a productive oil field. This town came to be known as Orcutt. Today, Orcutt has grown to a population of about 30,000 residents. It may be a smaller community, but it has its own sense of complexity. Within Orcutt's limits, there are rural areas, suburban areas and more densely populated, city-like neighborhoods. New housing in Orcutt is being developed, while older commercial buildings are being restored in keeping with their original character.
Public schooling through the eighth grade is provided by Orcutt Union School District. The district serves over 9,600 students through nine elementary campuses and three junior high schools. Orcutt Junior High School is both a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and a California Distinguished School. High school students usually attend Ernest Righetti High School within the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District, or St. Joseph High School, a private Roman Catholic school. Several other K-12 private schools offering religious based programs can be found throughout Orcutt as well.
Orcutt homes, houses, condos and townhomes for sale in Santa Maria are affordable and available options range in price. To buy a home in Orcutt search real estate listings on the search links.
Orcutt has roughly 11,000 housing units and growing. The selection of Orcutt homes fopr sale consists primarily of detached, single-family homes in modern subdivisions. Sale prices for these homes range from about $400,000- $800,000, with some homes over $1 million. A family-sized home with 3+ bedrooms and approximately 1,800 square feet can be purchased for about $550,000. The more expensive estate properties have larger land lots, custom upgrades and landscaping, and spacious floor plans. Newer homes in Orcutt can be found in the Stonegate area with many different floor plan options to choose from.
Orcutt Condos/Townhomes & Land Orcutt has a small selection of condos and townhomes for sale on the real estate market. Average prices for condos and townhomes can be listed in the low-$300,000s- $600,000. Many have 3 bedrooms and more than 1,000 square feet of living space. For those who wish to custom build their dream home, undeveloped land lots do come on the market occasionally. Most are small parcels, priced at about $400,000 per lot.
Great Orcutt Neighborhoods Million dollar homes with lots of acreage and panoramic views of the Santa Monica mountains can be found in Oakhill and Elkhorn. More affordable homes that are older can be found in the west side of Orcutt in Westrail Estates, Deerfield, and Lorraine Estates. Foxenwood and Tanglewood are great areas for families, for those looking for well groomed neighborhood and community amenities.