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Living in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz has an average Walk Score of 63 with 59,946 residents.

Santa Cruz has some public transportation and is very bikeable.

The most walkable Santa Cruz neighborhoods are Downtown, Beach HIll and Eastside.

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63 Walk Score of Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Photo of Main Beach in Santa Cruz

Main Beach

Photo of Santa Cruz Harbor in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Harbor

Some errands can be accomplished on foot in Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Apartments for Rent

Santa Cruz Neighborhoods




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1 Downtown 97 46 97 2,796
2 Beach HIll 88 43 95 2,167
3 Eastside 66 35 88 18,156
4 Westside 53 32 82 30,714

thumbnail for Santa Cruz Yacht HarborThe Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor is a fantastic place to visit. Enjoy the rock-built jetty, lighthouse, walking paths, and retail amenities. Embark on fishing trips, sailing tours, and water-front dining from either side of the harbor.

Loren Whitney
on Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor

35 Transit Score of Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Santa Cruz apartments for rent on Redfin.

Public Transit Routes

Santa Cruz has some public transportation and about 15 bus lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Santa Cruz on public transit.

86 Bike Score of Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.


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Photo of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Photo of Crow's Nest Beach Market in Santa Cruz

Crow's Nest Beach Market

Photo of Municipal Wharf in Santa Cruz

Municipal Wharf

Photo of Municipal Wharf in Santa Cruz

Municipal Wharf

Photo of Downtown South Pasadena in Santa Cruz

Downtown South Pasadena

Photo of West Cliff Wave in Santa Cruz

West Cliff Wave

thumbnail for Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk"Features more than 34 rides and attractions including two National Historic Landmarks: the 1924 Giant Dipper roller coaster and the 1911 Looff Carousel plus plenty of modern thrill rides, dozens of restaurants, shops, games, indoor arcades, and miniature golf." (source: http://beachboardwalk.com - which is pretty decent mobile site)

on Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

thumbnail for Municipal WharfCheck out the sea lions hanging out under the warf

on Municipal Wharf

Santa Cruz is Talking About...

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thumbnail for Santa Cruz HarborA Yacht Harbor for Sail Craft, Fishing Boats, Launching Ramp for Trailered Craft. Also has a water Shuttle from one side of the harbor to the other, unless you can walk on the water! Ha Ha!

Bert Faucher
on Santa Cruz Harbor

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