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Living in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz has an average Walk Score of 62 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 Seaside Company in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Seaside Company

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Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor

Some errands can be accomplished on foot in Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Apartments for Rent

Santa Cruz Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 95 49 97 2,796
2 Beach HIll 81 46 97 2,167
3 Eastside 62 38 87 18,156
4 Westside 55 33 81 30,714

Eating & Drinking

There are about 281 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 Seaside Company"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 Seaside Company

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 17 bus lines.

Transit Time

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

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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 Seaside Company in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Seaside Company

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Santa Cruz Harbor

Photo of Crow's Nest Beach Market in Santa Cruz

Crow's Nest Beach Market

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Municipal Wharf

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

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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Municipal Wharf

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Downtown South Pasadena

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West Cliff Wave

thumbnail for Santa Cruz Seaside CompanyBeachside amusement park. Rides, carnival games and junk food. Free entry. #kidfriendly

Josh
on Santa Cruz Seaside Company

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