Santa Cruz, California 

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Population

63,993

+9.8% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.2%

Median Income

$61,533

Median Home Price

$909,500

Best Places to Live in Santa Cruz, California

Beach town complex / Small town - Northern California on Pacific coast, 60 miles south of San Francisco. August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Santa Cruz, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Outdoor recreation
Year-round climate
Educational attainment
Cons
Tourist impact
Healthcare
Cost of living
 $2,459,000 
2545 Benson Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 3480 SqFt
 $3,800 
145 Torrey Pine Ter
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | N/A SqFt
 $4,200 
241 Sacramento Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1120 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Santa Cruz-Watsonville Metro Area

Santa Cruz, a colorful mix of college town, beach town, and cultural center, is an attraction for hippies, yuppies and families alike. The city is famous for its boardwalk, wide sandy beaches and beach amusements. Watsonville is an agricultural center inland, and Soquel and Capitola to the south are more sedate but very attractive beach towns. The University of California at Santa Cruz brings some college life, and the population in general is highly educated. Excellent outdoor recreation is available just to the north in the coastal forests and state parks of the Santa Cruz Mountains.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Santa Cruz
Zip Codes: 95060 95064
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 100 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Santa Cruz is 3.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Cruz jobs have increased by 1.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Cruz's cost of living is 93.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Santa Cruz's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Santa Cruz, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Santa Cruz county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Santa Cruz's population is 63,993 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 9.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Santa Cruz is $909,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.2%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Santa Cruz public schools spend $10,353 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 21.2 students per teacher in Santa Cruz. More Education



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Housing Market in Santa Cruz

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Reviews for Santa Cruz   43 Reviews
Small Town, Big City - 7/24/2020
I have been here for four generations! My kids are the fifth. I guess that should tell you how wonderful it is here, at least for us. It's so cool to have world class... Read More

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Santa Cruz is my Heart Home in so many ways - 10/3/2019
I was born over the hill in San Jose area, and as a kid I loved coming over to the boardwalk. Santa Cruz has always been and always will be a town of diversity,... Read More

Stay away from Santa Cruz. - 5/29/2018
There are so many other beautiful places in California to visit - so go to those places. As a California native I lived in many places in California. I moved into Santa... Read More


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95060 95064

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Bed 4 | Bath 4

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Bed 3 | Bath 2

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Bed 3 | Bath 2

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