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Orcutt is an unincorporated town located in the Santa Maria Valley of California, and a census-designated place; it is in Santa Barbara County, California, United States. Orcutt is named for William Warren Orcutt, the manager of the Geological, Land and Engineering Departments of the Union Oil Company. Known as the “Dean of Petroleum Geologists" Orcutt is credited with discovering fossilized prehistoric animal bones preserved in pools of asphalt on the Hancock Ranch. These would be the first of many fossils excavated from the La Brea Tar Pits. In commemoration of Orcutt’s initial discovery, paleontologists named the La Brea Coyote in W.W. Orcutt’s honor, Canis Orcutti. Orcutt is home to miles of hiking trails in the Orcutt Hills. The trail entrances begin at Orcutt Community Park. Orcutt is located close to five federally sanctioned American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) within Santa Barbara County: Ballard Canyon, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, Santa Maria Valley, Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Ynez Valley. There are currently five wine tasting rooms in Old Orcutt: Nagy Wines; Core Wine; Lucias Wine Co; Grevino Wine; and William James Cellars.{Orcutt is a short drive up highway 135 from "little LA" Los Alamos. There are several restaurants and shops in Old Orcutt. Old Orcutt is home to the Orcutt Chalk Festival sponsored by the Orcutt Children's Art Foundation. This annual festival is always the last Saturday of September and features professional street painting artists working side by side with children artists creating art on the street. Every December, Old Orcutt has a daytime Christmas parade where thousands of people attend. The parade is over 53 years old. The population of Orcutt was 35,262 at the 2010 census, up from 28,830 at the 2000 census.


If you are looking for travel information of Orcutt in United States, you've come to the right place. After your splendid visit to Orcutt, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Santa Barbara. Take a short trip from Orcutt and set some time aside to explore the Santa Barbara. Dotted with places like State Street, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, Mission Santa Barbara; it will definitely be a good idea. To explore Orcutt, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Orcutt*

  • Orcutt: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Orcutt for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Orcutt.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Orcutt - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 29.41 (Low)
    • Climate Index 94.53 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

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