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The median home value in Santa Cruz, California, is $809,500. Home appreciation is 1.55% over the last 10 years. The median age of Santa Cruz, California, real estate is 47 years.

Santa Cruz, California Apartments and Rentals

Renters make up 51.10% of the Santa Cruz, California, population. 9.80% of houses and apartments in Santa Cruz, California, are unoccupied (vacancy rate).

  HOUSINGSanta Cruz, CaliforniaUnited States
  Median Home Age  4737
  Median Home Cost  $809,500$185,800
  Home Appr. Last 12 months  7.47%3.74%
  Home Appr. Last 5 yrs.  21.98%16.02%
  Home Appr. Last 10 yrs.  1.55%-0.68%
  Property Tax Rate  $6.52$11.80
  Homes Owned  39.10%56.34%
  Housing Vacant  9.80%12.45%
  Homes Rented  51.10%31.21%
  Studio Apartment  $1,015$712
  1 Bedroom Home or Apartment  $1,230$825
  2 Bedroom Home or Apartment  $1,640$1,027
  3 Bedroom Home or Apartment  $2,195$1,379
  4 Bedroom Home or Apartment  $2,390$1,601
  Vacant For Rent  2.27%2.34%
  Vacant Rented  1.12%0.46%
  Vacant For Sale  0.89%1.20%
  Vacant Sold  0.00%0.46%
  Vacant Vacation  4.07%3.97%
  Vacant Other  1.46%4.02%
  Less Than $20,000  0.86%4.57%
  $20,000 to $39,999  1.11%3.37%
  $40,000 to $59,999  1.03%4.19%
  $60,000 to $79,999  0.31%5.74%
  $80,000 to $99,999  0.96%6.79%
  $100,000 to $149,999  0.34%15.19%
  $150,000 to $199,999  1.03%14.69%
  $200,000 to $299,999  3.14%18.15%
  $300,000 to $399,999  6.93%10.43%
  $400,000 to $499,999  10.56%5.70%
  $500,000 to $749,999  40.78%6.39%
  $750,000 to $999,999  22.56%2.41%
  $1,000,000 or more  10.41%2.39%

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I have spent my entire life working toward living in Santa Cruz County and in 2005 finally made it. While there are people living here and all of the commensurate social... (Read More)



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