Santa Cruz, California 

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Population

64,220

31% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.6%

Median Income

$61,533

Avg. Home Price

$917,100

Best Places to Live in Santa Cruz, California

Beach town complex / Small town - Northern California on Pacific coast, 60 miles south of San Francisco
Pros
-Outdoor recreation
-Year-round climate
-Educational attainment
Cons
-Tourist impact
-Healthcare
-Cost of living

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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.


QUICK FACTS

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

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Santa Cruz is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Cruz jobs have increased by 2.14%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Cruz's cost of living is 107.70% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Santa Cruz's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Santa Cruz's population is 64,220 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 30.95%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 31 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Santa Cruz is $917,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.76%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Santa Cruz

It's a good time to buy in Santa Cruz. Home Appreciation is up 10.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Santa Cruz Real Estate.

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Reviews for Santa Cruz   41 Reviews
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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Beware of 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

Santa Cruz- paradise on earth - 1/7/2016
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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