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    Hidden Creek Apartments LLC
    200 Button St, Santa Cruz
    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,300
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,800
    (831) 425-7000
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    212 VILLA MAR VISTA
    212 VILLA MAR VISTA, Beach HIll
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $4,100
    (408) 355-1519
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    117 David Way
    117 David Way, Santa Cruz
    • 4 Bedrooms
      $5,000
    (831) 688-7009
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    648 Southview Terrace
    648 Southview Terrace, Santa Cruz
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $2,950
    (408) 997-7100
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    Chestnut Street
    143 Chestnut St, Santa Cruz
    • 1 Bedroom
      $2,000
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $2,400
      +
    (866) 659-3577
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    927 Corcoran Ave
    927 Corcoran Ave, Santa Cruz
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $2,000
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    515 Maple St
    515 Maple St, Santa Cruz
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $3,000
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    242 4th Ave
    242 4th Ave, Santa Cruz
    • 1 Bedroom
      $2,000
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    242 4th Ave
    242 4th Ave, Santa Cruz
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $5,000
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    Getchell St
    Getchell St, Santa Cruz
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $3,000
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    101 Felix St
    101 Felix St, Santa Cruz
    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,653
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    101 Felix St
    101 Felix St, Santa Cruz
    • Studio
      $1,513
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    101 Felix St
    101 Felix St, Santa Cruz
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $2,199
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    2395 Delaware Avenue
    2395 Delaware Avenue, Santa Cruz
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $2,250
    (866) 906-8438
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    2395 Delaware Avenue
    2395 Delaware Avenue, Santa Cruz
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $5,000
    (866) 906-8438
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    Moana Way
    Moana Way, Santa Cruz
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $5,200
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    222 Columbia St
    222 Columbia St, Santa Cruz
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $2,335
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    222 Columbia St
    222 Columbia St, Santa Cruz
    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,940
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    3045 Capitola Rd
    3045 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $2,122
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    26th Ave
    26th Ave, Santa Cruz
    • 4 Bedrooms
      $6,500
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Downtown

Downtown Santa Cruz is a hotspot for many reasons. The old Spanish architecture mixed with newly constructed apartments make for an eye-pleasing abode and the views of downtown, hillside and the beach are an added bonus. Living down here also means proximity to the highway, culture and history, UCSU campus and the beach. The tree-lined streets, public transit options and active neighborhood are added perks.

Beach

Another coveted area in Santa Cruz is, big surprise here, down by the beach. Nearby Lagoon (or the area close to Pacific Ave. and Depot Park) is sought after for its closeness to the wharf, boardwalk and beachy-keen way of life. Minutes from downtown, bursting with independently owned boutiques/shops and restaurants, residents relish their home in this ‘hood. Where else can you wake up and watch morning surfers with a cup of coffee in hand from the comfort of your very own home? The homes here are typically two to three bedrooms, often bungalows, but sometimes large two story dwellings. Apartments lovers here can choose between townhomes or basic apartments, featuring pet parks, picnic areas and sometimes even a picket fence.

West Side

The areas of Seabright Ave. and the west side (near the beach and the highway) are also great options. Featuring bungalows, good schools and walkability to entertainment, these areas are bit more single-family home than apartment living but are excellent choices.

One last mention about surfing

No matter where you choose to hang your surfboard in this city (there ya' go), odds are you will be very happy you did. The residents are as go-with-the-flow as the weather and the living is easy. Good luck finding your own inner-cool (and your new home) in Santa Cruz.

-By Kera Zacuto

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