About Santa Cruz, CA


With a population of around 60,000, Santa Cruz has something for everyone. Established in 1866 and located right on the edge of Monterrey Bay near the large city of San Francisco, the area is known as a popular beach resort community. With beautiful coastlines, luscious forests, and a liberal atmosphere, the city offers an experience that visitors won’t soon forget. Historical parks, hiking trails, and protected marine areas are just a few of the wonders that call Santa Cruz home.


  • De Laveaga

    The apartment rentals in De Laveaga are lots of the best in Santa Cruz, and MyNewPlace can help you find ones with a variety of great interiors such as a yellow bedroom! MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you find that impeccable De Laveaga apartment. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Santa Cruz! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Beach Front

    Some of the most cost effective apartments for rent in Santa Cruz can be found in the Beach Front neighborhood. Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs.
  • Pacific Garden Mall

    Santa Cruz has a lot of great apartments for rent and some of the most cost effective can be found in Pacific Garden Mall, let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect bedroom you've been looking for. Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs. Our apartment blog can also help you learn more about the in's and out's of apartment living. Pacific Garden Mall is a perfect neighborhood in which to find your new Santa Cruz apartment. Want info on Pacific Garden Mall? Take a look at MyNewPlace for local tips and information about Pacific Garden Mall Santa Cruz.
  • Santa Cruz Water Treatment Plant

    Try Santa Cruz's Santa Cruz Water Treatment Plant neighborhood for several of the city's most cost effective apartments, your new place is waiting for you on MyNewPlace! You can also use our apartment guide to learn more about apartment living in general. Santa Cruz Water Treatment Plant is a great place in which to find your new Santa Cruz apartment. Want the inside scoop on Santa Cruz Water Treatment Plant? Check up on MyNewPlace for local tips and information about Santa Cruz Water Treatment Plant Santa Cruz.
  • The Hill

    The rental apartments in The Hill are a lot of the best in Santa Cruz, that white foyer (or whatever your dream interior looks like) is waiting for you on MyNewPlace! Let MyNewPlace help you find that impeccable apartment that meets both your needs and your budget. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • Beach and Boardwalk

    Beach and Boardwalk has some of the nicest apartment rentals in Santa Cruz. Let MyNewPlace help you find that ideal apartment that meets both your needs and your budget.
  • Historic District

    Many of the most cost effective rental apartments in Santa Cruz can be found in the Historic District neighborhood regardless of whether you want a pale purple foyer or a hall closet. Let MyNewPlace help you find that ideal apartment that meets both your needs and your budget. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Santa Cruz's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Lower Westside

    The apartments for rent in Lower Westside are lots of the most cost effective in Santa Cruz, just use MyNewPlace to find the perfect one! Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you locate that impeccable Lower Westside apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Santa Cruz! Good luck finding your new place!
  • West Cliff

    Some of the best apartments in Santa Cruz can be found in the West Cliff neighborhood regardless of whether you want a eggshell white bedroom or a hardwood floored interior. The MyNewPlace apartment guide can help you not only learn about living in apartments in West Cliff but also other neighborhoods throughout Santa Cruz. Want to learn more about West Cliff? Read MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information.
  • Harvey West

    Santa Cruz's Harvey West neighborhood has lots of the city's most cost effective apartments. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Santa Cruz! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Beach Flats

    Try Santa Cruz's Beach Flats neighborhood for a lot of the city's nicest apartments, and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. You can get a lot of answers to your Beach Flats apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • Prospect Heights

    Tons of the nicest apartment rentals in Santa Cruz can be found in the Prospect Heights neighborhood. The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you locate the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints. Our apartment blog can also help you learn more about the in's and out's of apartment living. Prospect Heights is a beautiful neighborhood in which to find your new Santa Cruz apartment. Want to learn more before deciding if Prospect Heights is the neighborhood for you? Get started now.
  • University of California- Santa Cruz

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus UCSC apartment? Perhaps the options available from the University of California- Santa Cruz housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the UCSC campus. If so, you can search for off campus University of California- Santa Cruz apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although University of California- Santa Cruz student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    UCSC apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Santa Cruz, California. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the UCSC Sammy the Slug games and make it to class on time.

    We can help you find off campus UCSC apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search University of California- Santa Cruz apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.

    Have more questions? Check out our articles with renter tips in our apartment guide and search through http://www.ucsc.edu/public/.