Review of Santa Cruz, California


Small Town, Big City
Star Rating - 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 jazz at Kuumbwa; then catch some great music at Moe's Alley, and the much younger crowd likes the Catalyst, some bigger acts like Sinead O'Connor will play at the Rio. Pretty cool for a town of 69,000! For example my ticket to see Patti Smith was a lot less than the San Francisco tickets and I could almost reach out and touch her. We have too many beer gardens and pubs, and too much wine, for me anyway. Also way too many bakeries (for me! they are too delicious to ignore). We have some really beautiful restaurants that are not the least bit stuffy. It's older, mature, but also hipster, but not too much hipster. Surfer families, writers, artists. I am worried about the artists, this place is getting way too expensive. Also, as San Franicso was the gay capital this was once the lesbian capital! Back in the 80s and 90s. We have a lot of strong, cool women ,cool writers and poets here. If you come you will be welcomed. But ask yourself what you will contribute? Beyond taxes and taking up space. The community wants your voice and your creativity. Did I mention the ocean and redwoods??
Kimberly | Santa Cruz, CA
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