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  • University of California
  • Santa Cruz
  • Pacific
  • California Beaches
  • Wine Resorts
  • Boardwalk

On the coast of California, shoring up the Pacific Ocean, is the beautiful seaside landscape of Santa Cruz, California. Home to the distinguished University of California, Santa Cruz, this city is a rare mix of sun-kissed oasis and cultural hotbed. Located at the base of the San Francisco Peninsula, Santa Cruz is a rare treat and a wonderful getaway from the noise and congestion of its tech-centric counterpart cities to the north. This area is an epicenter for university students, surf lovers, and family fun. The residential architecture is a picturesque blend of vintage and new-age homes, with an eclectic feel and a hip vibe all its own.

Santa Cruz is known for its fantastic wine resorts and scenic boardwalks, the high cliffs with breathtaking vista views and the beach life, which attracts everyone from surfers to touring families. Appreciate the lighthouse views or check out the boardwalk vendors and fairs. Santa Cruz, California, has the cool, diverse, and laid-back vibe that you’ve been looking for, so hang your beach sandals here and come home happy.

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Rent Trends

As of September 2017, the average apartment rent in Santa Cruz, CA is $1,437 for a studio, $1,999 for one bedroom, $2,542 for two bedrooms, and $3,213 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Santa Cruz has increased by 5.7% in the past year.

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Avg Sq Ft
Avg Rent
Studio
333
$1,437
1 BR
589
$1,999
2 BR
825
$2,542
3 BR
803
$3,213
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Avg Rent

Ratings

76 Walk Score® Very Walkable
40 Transit Score® Some Transit
93 Bike Score® Biker's Paradise

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Cypress Point Apartments
101 Felix St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
3 hrs
$1,960 - 4,710 Studio - 2 Bed Available Now
866-876-0952
Oceanview
222 Columbia St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
5 days
$2,420 - 3,770 1-2 Bed Available 09/20/17
844-701-0170
Breakwater
1630 Merrill St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
2 wks
$2,200 - 3,395 1-3 Bed Available Now
844-292-5712
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618 Windsor St
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
$2,500 Townhome for Rent Available 10/15/17
5 days
618 Windsor St
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
$4,000 House for Rent Available 10/15/17
1 wk
451 34th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
$3,475 3 Bed Available Now
831-219-8570
1 wk
445 34th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
$3,475 3 Bed Available Now
831-219-8163
2 wks
22680 E Cliff Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
$5,000 Townhome for Rent Available Now
669-232-0898
2 wks
137 Southampton Ln
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
$3,650 Townhome for Rent Available Now
844-265-4352
11 hrs
401 12th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
$4,000 House for Rent Available Now
844-231-2758
Pacific Shores
1240 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
$2,870 - 3,984 1-2 Bed Available Now
New
703 Freeman Ct
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
$2,695 House for Rent Available Now
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19 Mary Case Ln
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
$3,500 House for Rent Available Now
5 hrs
136 Laguna St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
$4,300 House for Rent Available Now
5 hrs
170 13th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
$3,500 House for Rent Available Now
5 hrs
2418 Felt St
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
$1,795 Condo for Rent Available Now
5 hrs
145 Plateau Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
$3,000 House for Rent Available Now
5 hrs
213 Ocean St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
$2,100 Condo for Rent Available Now
5 hrs
1111 Ocean St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
$2,305 House for Rent Available Now
5 hrs
41 Grandview St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
$3,000 Condo for Rent Available Now
5 hrs
129 Market St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
$2,800 Condo for Rent Available Now
6 hrs

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