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Best Place to Live in Santa Cruz, California

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Overview
Population:60,319
Pop. Change:11%
State: California
Metro Area: Santa Cruz-Watsonville Metro Area
County: Santa Cruz County
City:Santa Cruz
Zip Code:95060, 95064, ... 2 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Santa Cruz's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums

Interesting Facts about Santa_Cruz, California

As of 2014, Santa Cruz's population is 60,319 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.54 percent.

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The median home cost in Santa Cruz is $656,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 11.20 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Cruz's cost of living is 98.50% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Santa Cruz public schools spend $10,605 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 20.2 students per teacher in Santa Cruz.

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The unemployment rate in Santa Cruz is 7.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Santa Cruz jobs have Decreased by 0.02 percent.


Ranked #18 Most Competitive Public Colleges
Ranked #27 Best Green Cities
Ranked #41 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #124 2005 Best Places to Live
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Map Of Santa_Cruz

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Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Santa Cruz's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes