Santa Maria is a city on the California Central Coast in Santa Barbara County. It is approximately 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Los Angeles (city limits). Its estimated 2014 population was 103,410,[9] making it the most populous city in the county and the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro Area. The city is notable for its wine industry and Santa Maria-style barbecueSunset magazine called Santa Maria "The West’s Best BBQ Town”.[11]