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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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Walk Score of Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Photo of Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor

Photo of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Some errands can be accomplished on foot in Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for Oceanview Apartments in the Santa Cruz area
from $2,695
1 bed
Walk Score 49
Rental info for 129 Market St. in the Santa Cruz area
$2,800
2 bed
Walk Score 88
Rental info for 212 VILLA MAR VISTA in the Santa Cruz area
$4,350
3 bed
Walk Score 83
Rental info for 170 13th Ave in the Santa Cruz area
$3,500
1 bed
Walk Score 41
Rental info for 145 Plateau Ave in the Santa Cruz area
$2,800
2 bed
Walk Score 64
Rental info for 123 Pearl Street #9 in the Santa Cruz area
$1,995
2 bed
Walk Score 81
Rental info for 3118 Dee St. in the Santa Cruz area
$2,295
2 bed
Walk Score 64
Rental info for The Sands Apartments in the Santa Cruz area
from $2,150
2 bed
Walk Score 85

Santa Cruz Neighborhoods

Rank

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

1 Downtown 96 49 97 2,796
2 Beach HIll 83 46 97 2,167
3 Eastside 62 38 87 18,156
4 Westside 57 33 81 30,714

Eating & Drinking

There are about 302 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Santa Cruz.

People in Santa Cruz can walk to an average of 3 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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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

Transit Score of Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Santa Cruz apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Santa Cruz has some public transportation and about 19 bus lines.

Transit Time

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

icon for car shares in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz has about 12 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar and Getaround.

Bike Score of Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Photo of Municipal Wharf in Santa Cruz

Municipal Wharf

Photo of Main Beach in Santa Cruz

Main Beach

Photo of Santa Cruz Harbor in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Harbor

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

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)

Josh
on Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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

Josh
on Municipal Wharf

Santa Cruz is Talking About...

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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 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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