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Santa Cruz, CA

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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.

Santa Cruz Apartments

$1832-$5020

Monterey Grove Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-3

$1659-$2838

Monte Vista At Morgan Hill
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1-2

$1817-$3404

Brookside Oaks
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1-2

$1863-$2608

Marina Cove
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$3073-$3668

The Pointe At Cupertino
Beds: 2-3
Baths: 1.5

$1015-$2070

Pointe at Harden Ranch
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Santa Cruz, CA is
18 to 19
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.37%
  • 7.3%
  • 5.46%
  • Female
  • 6.77%
  • 5.18%
  • 6.04%
$1369
is average rent in Santa Cruz, CA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 1.17%
  • 1.61%
  • 1.04%
31.2%
of units are available for rent in Santa Cruz
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 683
  • 145
  • 313
Getting Around in Santa Cruz, CA

68
Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
37
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in Santa Cruz is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.14%
  • 9.92%
  • 1.65%

Amusements and Fun fo

If entertainment is what you are seeking, Santa Cruz is the ideal place. Take a trip to the Beach Boardwalk amusement park and have a fun-filled day with the whole group. Blast away family or friends in a fun game of laser tag or take the plunge on a wild roller coaster to get your adrenaline pumping. Special events like musical concerts are also held throughout the year and help make your visit even more entertaining. You won’t leave hungry or empty handed with the various food and shopping options that are also available.

A Bevy of City Festiv

Santa Cruz has a lot to offer those seeking community and cultural events. With interesting people and amazing food, you will find both fun and unique experiences throughout the year. You can attend the annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off held at the beach boardwalk and taste a variety of clam chowders or even enter your own recipe to see how it rates. Santa Cruz also hosts an annual Japanese Cultural Fair at Mission Plaza. The fair offers martial art demos, storytelling, sushi, and a variety of crafts. A score of other annual events also take place in this northern California city.

Movie Magic

Those who enjoy taking in a movie can do just that in Santa Cruz. With a variety of movies houses like The Nick and Del Mar Theater, there is always an abundance of movies to choose from. Both theaters play the most current movies and occasionally host a timeless classic for a blast from the past. If you are looking for live performances, look no further. Sit back and enjoy a Broadway-style musical at the West End Theater Studio or even sign up and audition for part. No matter what type of theater you prefer, Santa Cruz has you covered.