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294 apartments for rent near Santa Cruz, CA

200 Fifth Avenue #5
Santa Cruz
2 Bed
$2,995
1213 Seabright Ave
Santa Cruz
3 Bed
$3,800
108 Segre Place
Santa Cruz
4 Bed
$3,600
Oceanview Apartments
222 Columbia St
1 Bed
$2,260
2 Bed
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148 Campbell St
Santa Cruz
2 Bed
$1,900
Results within 5 miles of Santa Cruz, CA
1480 42nd Ave #4
Capitola
Studio
$2,200
429 Capitola Avenue
Capitola
Studio
$1,500
1925 46th Ave #172
Capitola
3 Bed
$2,700
4320 Clares St. Unit I
Capitola
2 Bed
$2,400
4266 Topsail Court
Soquel
3 Bed
$2,500
308 Kingsbury DR
Aptos
4 Bed
$6,000
615 Sunset Drive, #B
Capitola
1 Bed
$2,195
Results within 10 miles of Santa Cruz, CA
25280 TERRACE GROVE RD
Los Gatos
3 Bed
$6,000
Results within 20 miles of Santa Cruz, CA
Hearth
2870 Kaiser Dr
1 Bed
$2,768
2 Bed
$3,508
Ascent
5805 Charlotte Dr
1 Bed
$2,420
2 Bed
$2,895
3 Bed
$3,605
Avalon Silicon Valley
1257 Lakeside Dr
1 Bed
$2,485
2 Bed
$3,190
3 Bed
$4,340
eaves West Valley
700 Saratoga Ave
Studio
$2,020
1 Bed
$2,380
2 Bed
$2,920
Markham Apartments
20800 Homestead Rd
1 Bed
$2,456
2 Bed
$3,111
Park Place
851 Church St
Studio
$3,265
1 Bed
$2,964
2 Bed
$3,706
Orchard Glen Apartments
101 Saratoga Ave
1 Bed
$2,429
2 Bed
$2,596
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City Guide
Santa Cruz
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.