Santa Cruz, California 

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Housing in Santa Cruz, California

The median home cost in Santa Cruz is $917,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 41.4%. It's a good time to buy in Santa Cruz. Home Appreciation is up 10.8%. Browse Santa Cruz Real Estate

Average Age of Homes
- The median age of Santa Cruz real estate is 47 years old
The Rental Market in Santa Cruz
- Renters make up 51.1% of the Santa Cruz population
- 9.8% of houses and apartments in Santa Cruz, are unoccupied (vacancy rate)
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HOUSING BY YEAR BUILT

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  HOUSINGSanta Cruz, CaliforniaUnited States
  Median Home Age4737
  Median Home Cost$917,100$216,200
  Home Appr. Last 12 months10.76%6.77%
  Home Appr. Last 5 yrs.51.35%31.12%
  Home Appr. Last 10 yrs.41.35%11.41%
  Property Tax Rate$5.61$11.89
  Homes Owned39.10%56.34%
  Housing Vacant9.80%12.45%
  Homes Rented51.10%31.21%
  AVERAGE RENT FOR HOME OR APARTMENT
  Studio Apartment$1,340$890
  1 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,730$990
  2 Bedroom Home or Apartment$2,520$1,240
  3 Bedroom Home or Apartment$3,500$1,660
  4 Bedroom Home or Apartment$4,110$1,910
  VACANT HOUSING
  Vacant For Rent2.27%2.34%
  Vacant Rented1.12%0.46%
  Vacant For Sale0.89%1.20%
  Vacant Sold0.00%0.46%
  Vacant Vacation4.07%3.97%
  Vacant Other1.46%4.02%
  VALUE OF OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING
  Less Than $20,0000.86%4.57%
  $20,000 to $39,9991.11%3.37%
  $40,000 to $59,9991.03%4.19%
  $60,000 to $79,9990.31%5.74%
  $80,000 to $99,9990.96%6.79%
  $100,000 to $149,9990.34%15.19%
  $150,000 to $199,9991.03%14.69%
  $200,000 to $299,9993.14%18.15%
  $300,000 to $399,9996.93%10.43%
  $400,000 to $499,99910.56%5.70%
  $500,000 to $749,99940.78%6.39%
  $750,000 to $999,99922.56%2.41%
  $1,000,000 or more10.41%2.39%
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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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