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Popular Santa Cruz Apartments
Morgan Hill, California, 95037
1 Bedroom$1,659 - $2,152
2 Bedrooms$2,173 - $2,838
San Jose, California, 95138
1 Bedroom$1,642 - $3,300
2 Bedrooms$2,012 - $5,020
3 Bedrooms$2,399 - $2,569
Santa Cruz, California, 95060
1 BedroomUp to $1,751
2 BedroomsUp to $2,452
Salinas, California, 93906
1 Bedroom$1,035 - $1,287
2 Bedrooms$1,321 - $1,706
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Santa Cruz Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 9.0% 8.4% +0.6% $10,000 to $14,999 5.5% 5.6% -0.1% $15,000 to $19,999 5.3% 5.6% -0.3% $20,000 to $24,999 5.2% 5.8% -0.6% $25,000 to $29,999 4.3% 5.7% -1.4% $30,000 to $34,999 5.7% 5.7% +0.0% $35,000 to $39,999 5.0% 5.4% -0.4% $40,000 to $44,999 4.9% 5.2% -0.3% $45,000 to $49,999 4.4% 4.6% -0.2% $50,000 to $59,999 8.2% 8.6% -0.4% $60,000 to $74,999 10.7% 10.6% +0.1% $75,000 to $99,999 12.2% 11.5% +0.7% $100,000 to $124,999 7.9% 6.8% +1.1% $125,000 to $149,999 3.9% 3.6% +0.3% $150,000 to $199,999 4.2% 3.3% +0.9% $200,000 or more 3.4% 3.6% -0.2%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 4.4% 4.8% -0.4% 10.0% to 14.9% 8.6% 9.8% -1.2% 15.0% to 19.9% 10.8% 13.6% -2.8% 20.0% to 24.9% 11.7% 13.1% -1.4% 25.0% to 29.9% 10.4% 11.0% -0.6% 30.0% to 34.9% 8.7% 8.2% +0.5% 35.0% to 39.9% 6.0% 5.9% +0.1% 40.0% to 49.9% 9.4% 8.0% +1.4% 50.0% or more 25.9% 20.2% +5.7% Not computed 4.2% 5.4% -1.2%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 19.0% 9.6% +9.4% 25 to 34 years 28.7% 29.3% -0.6% 35 to 44 years 21.6% 25.8% -4.2% 45 to 54 years 16.8% 16.5% +0.3% 55 to 64 years 5.6% 8.0% -2.4% 65 to 74 years 3.6% 5.3% -1.7% 75 to 84 years 3.0% 4.0% -1.0% 85 years and over 1.7% 1.6% +0.1%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 36.9% 30.9% +6.0% 30 to 44 minutes 15.8% 24.5% -8.7% 45 to 59 minutes 16.0% 13.8% +2.2% 60 or more minutes 31.3% 30.8% +0.5%
Source: 2000 Census
Awesome Apartments in Santa Cruz, California
Feel like you’re about to wipe out in your current living situation? Want to live in a city bursting with opportunity, and sick waves? Rent an apartment in Santa Cruz and hang ten. This sunny California locale is nicknamed "Surf City" for its status as one of the hottest surfing destinations on earth. Whether you’re a championship surfer or you wouldn’t know a tailslide from a turtle roll, you’ll have a killer time in Santa Cruz. Ride the wave to rental bliss and rent an apartment in Santa Cruz. Cowabunga.
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Tune your dial to KHIP for Bowie, Boston, and Blondie and move into your one bedroom in style. Find a roommate and discuss proper surfboard storage over a meal at Hula's Island Grill. Locate a second roommate and bond over boards at the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. If you’re curious about just how much apartments around here go for, just look up at some of the most popular rentals listed above and you’ll get a good idea of what you can expect for rental rates in Santa Cruz.
Did you know that Gaspar de Portola, the Spanish explorer who inspired Santa Cruz’s name, arrived here accidentally on his way to Monterey? You can thank Portola’s poor navigation skills for this wonderful coastal city. Whether you’re a skilled navigator or you get lost in your hometown, you’ll love living here. Should you need directions to the beach (or a decent taco place), you’re sure to find a friendly resident willing to help. The city boasted a population of 59,946 as of the 2010 census. According to the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce, you’ll find "an eclectic, dynamic, cosmopolitan community". From psychology students at the University of California, Santa Cruz to students of the beach at the Santa Cruz Surf School, the city is home to a diverse population. Rent one of the city’s spectacular apartments and celebrate Portola’s happy accident.
Want to meet members of Santa Cruz’s "cosmopolitan community" and make some new friends while you’re at it? Need some social interaction beyond late night discussions with the wacky neighbor across the hall? You’ll meet plenty of interesting people and have an amazing time to boot at one of the city’s fun annual events. You’ll certainly enjoy amazing food at the annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Watch as teams from up and down the West Coast compete for the "Best Clam Chowder" award. You can even enter your own recipe if you like. Either way, you’ll be well-fed and well-entertained. Want to top off the clam chowder with some green tea ice cream? Attend the annual Japanese Cultural Fair at Mission Plaza. With martial arts demos, storytellers, healing arts vendors, sushi, and traditional crafts, this event will help you forget all about your neighbor’s weird stories. Get to know your new city and attend one of these great annual events. Just bring some sushi home for Kramer.
Funnel Cake and Funky Music
Does the thought of unpacking one more box full of playing cards, batteries, and packets of mild taco sauce make you want to explode? Lucky for you, the city offers plenty of entertainment to get your mind off of your lifelong collection of junk. Would a good ol’ game of laser tag help you blow off steam? Head down to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and blast away. Voted the "World’s Best Seaside Amusement Park" by Amusement Today five years in a row, the Beach Boardwalk is a great place to escape the stress of moving. Whether you’re up for a ride on the Giant Dipper rollercoaster or a big gob of saltwater taffy, you’ll love this area attraction. If funnel cake and mini golf isn’t music to your ears, catch a world-class act at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Take in a cool jazz show or marvel at a jiu-jitsu tournament. These two attractions are just a sample of all that Santa Cruz has to offer in terms of entertainment. Think of all the ticket stubs you can throw in your junk drawers of your new apartment!
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