Santa Cruz, California 

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#18 Most Competitive Public Colleges
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#27 Best Green Cities
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#41 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
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#124 2005 Best Places to Live
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The politics run the city down and it shows - 8/31/2021
I went to college at UCSC. I will never go back.Initially, like any other, I was captivated, and damn near hypnotized by the beautiful redwoods, the fun culture, the... Read More

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Some love it, others not so much - 11/20/2020
I lived in the Santa Cruz area for 20 years. UCSC alum. Our kids were born there. There are wonderful things about Santa Cruz, but also many serious problems that we... Read More

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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