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31 Apartments for rent in Santa Cruz, CA

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Check out 31 verified apartments for rent in Santa Cruz, CA with rents starting as low as $1750. Some apartments for rent in Santa Cruz might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Nanda on Pacific
1547 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA | Downtown Santa Cruz
Studio
$2,162
421 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,691
677 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 11:39 AM
Come home to Nanda on Pacific. Enjoy relaxing community amenities just minutes from downtown Santa Cruz, the beach and UC Santa Cruz. We’re in the middle of everywhere you want to be.
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10 Units Available
Five55 Pacific
555 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
Studio
$2,155
440 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,715
609 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 11:39 AM
Located near Crabtree Mall, NC State University and Cary Towne Center. Units with fireplaces, carpeting, private patios/balconies, and kitchen appliances. Tennis court and outdoor pool for residents.
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26 Units Available
Pacific Shores
1240 Shaffer Rd
Santa Cruz, CA | Westside
1 Bedroom
$2,727
804 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,928
1035 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 11:39 AM
Put yourself in the view at Pacific Shores. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments for rent in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA, bring the California dream to you with garden-style elegance set among the redwoods, sea cliffs, and rich culture of an iconic city.
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13 Units Available
Cypress Point
101 Felix St
Santa Cruz, CA | Westside
Studio
$1,930
440 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,075
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,354
771 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Luxury living within walking distance of Neary Lagoon Park and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Covered parking, outdoor BBQ and courtyard facilities, and a well-equipped fitness center.
1 Unit Available
411 Caledonia St
411 Caledonia Street
Santa Cruz, CA | Eastside
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
810 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 11:59 AM
Pristine and charming 2 bedroom 1 bath duplex (one side)is located in desirable Seabright. It has wood-like laminate flooring in main areas and carpet in the bedrooms. The kitchen comes with cooktop, oven, microwave and a refrigerator.
1 Unit Available
241 Sacramento Ave
241 Sacramento Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA | Westside
3 Bedrooms
$4,200
1120 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 10:15 AM
3 Bedrooms House for Rent - Property Id: 329752 3 Bedrooms House for Rent Next to Natural Bridges Beach Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/241-sacramento-ave-santa-cruz-ca/329752 Property Id 329752 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6082430)
1 Unit Available
137 Toledo St
137 Toledo Street
Santa Cruz, CA | Westside
4 Bedrooms
$4,550
1238 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 10:15 AM
Westside Charmer! - Charming westside 4 bedroom, 2 bath house featuring large sunroom. Conveniently located off Mission Street near restaurants, and grocery stores. Easy access to the beach, downtown, and UCSC campus.
1 Unit Available
109 Torry Pine Terrace
109 Torrey Pine Terrace
Santa Cruz, CA | Westside
2 Bedrooms
$3,100
1012 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 10:15 AM
Rent Reduced!! Westside 2bd/1.5ba Townhouse - Terms: One year lease (with owner option to renew) Utilities: Tenant responsible for PG&E. Water billed by PPM. Landlord pays garbage. Landscaping: Tenant responsible for patio maintenance.
1 Unit Available
177 Palo Verde Terrace
177 Palo Verde Terrace
Santa Cruz, CA | Westside
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
1046 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 10:14 AM
Rent Reduced! Spacious Upper Westside Townhouse! - Terms: One year lease (with owner option to renew) Utilities: Tenant responsible for PG&E & Water; Landlord pays garbage.
1 Unit Available
312 Escalona Dr.
312 Escalona Drive
Santa Cruz, CA | Westside
2 Bedrooms
$2,650
1080 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 10:14 AM
Rent & SD Reduced!! Spacious 2Bd/1.5Ba Recently upgraded Westside Condo ! - Terms: Lease up to 1 Year (with owner option to renew) Utilities: Tenant responsible for PG&E.
1 Unit Available
105 Palo Verde Terrace - 105 Palo Verde Terrace
105 Palo Verde Terrace
Santa Cruz, CA | Westside
3 Bedrooms
$3,250
1237 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 10:14 AM
Upper Westside 3 Bedroom With New Flooring - This 3 bedroom 1.5 bath townhome is newly painted, new blinds, new flooring throughout. The townhome is located off of Bay Street on the upper west side of Santa Cruz.
1 Unit Available
180 Dakota Avenue, #18
180 Dakota Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
850 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 10:14 AM
Single Level Condo near downtown Santa Cruz - This is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo in a locked 6 story building off of Ocean Street. Coin laundry facility and community pool on site. Water & Garbage paid. Covered carport. Enclosed patio. No pets.
1 Unit Available
41 Grandview, unit 102
41 Grandview St
Santa Cruz, CA | Westside
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
913 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 10:14 AM
Westside near UCSC - Located near the upper West side. Close to shopping, University and much more. Between buildings 1-5 and streets Escalona and Arroyo Seco Please call Rachel Shaffer @ 831-685-8588 (RLNE3744190)
1 Unit Available
408 Palm St
408 Palm Street
Santa Cruz, CA | Westside
3 Bedrooms
$2,995
940 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 10:14 AM
West Side Santa Cruz Home - This is a single level 3 bedroom 1 bath house off of Bay Street in Santa Cruz. Close to UCSC. Washer & Dryer inside house. Carport. No pets. Contact Rachel Shaffer @ 831 600-4336 or 831 685-8588. Co-Signors accepted.
1 Unit Available
229 2nd Ave
229 2nd Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA | Eastside
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
1026 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
Available 04/15/20 Located on one of the most coveted streets in all of Seabright, this quintessential beach house is just waiting for the lucky new owner to create their own lasting memories. Rarely does an opportunity like this come along.
1 Unit Available
610 Bethany Curve
610 Bethany Curve
Santa Cruz, CA | Westside
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1000 sqft
Last updated April 9 at 11:23 AM
610 Bethany Curve Available 04/10/20 Cozy 2Bed/1Bath, Two Story Home Located On The West Side of Santa Cruz!! - This 2 Bed/1 Bath cheerful two story home is located on a quiet street close to Safeway on the Westside of Santa Cruz.
1 Unit Available
520 1/2 Ocean View Ave.
520 1/2 Ocean View Ave
Santa Cruz, CA | Eastside
1 Bedroom
$2,900
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
Uniquely Warm and Inviting in Midtown - Close to everything! Recently updated and completely furnished. This wonderful midtown 1 Bedroom unit is ready for you to enjoy.
1 Unit Available
333 Main Street
333 Main Street
Santa Cruz, CA | Beach HIll
4 Bedrooms
$5,900
1755 sqft
Last updated April 9 at 11:23 AM
Welcome to your home sweet home in Santa Cruz! This fully furnished historic home was built in 1905.
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Landing at Capitola
3045 Capitola Rd
Capitola, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,884
960 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Well-appointed homes with gourmet kitchens and high-speed internet access. Lots of community offerings, including assigned parking and on-site laundry. Near Capitola Mall, Capitola Beach and Jade Street Park.
1 Unit Available
250 Tabor Drive A
250 Tabor Drive
Scotts Valley, CA
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,600
1748 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 10:15 AM
Unit A Available 10/18/20 Updated interior,Laundry,2-car garage,Private yard - Property Id: 370524 This newly updated spacious single level home has all the amenities. The home is complete with in-home laundry room, large kitchen with double oven.
1 Unit Available
93 Green Valley Rd Main
93 Green Valley Road
Santa Cruz County, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
750 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 10:15 AM
Unit Main Available 10/01/20 2bdrm 1 bath Home. Rural Scotts Valley location - Property Id: 130794 This home will be for the most part new from the front door throughout as a major remodel was completed 10/01/2019. New luxury flooring and carpets.
1 Unit Available
1475 45th #4
1475 45th Avenue
Capitola, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
925 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 10:14 AM
!!Rent & SD Reduced!! Upgraded Capitola Condo! - Terms: One year lease (with owner option to renew) Utilities: PGE Tenant responsibility; owner pays water and garbage Landscaping: HOA Maintained Laundry: On Site Parking: One assigned, covered
1 Unit Available
5485 Soquel Dr.
5485 Soquel Drive
Soquel, CA
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
1086 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 10:14 AM
!!Rent & Security Deposit Reduced!! 3Bd/1.
1 Unit Available
3925 Transom Ct.
3925 Transom Court
Soquel, CA
4 Bedrooms
$7,000
4108 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 10:14 AM
3925 Transom Ct. Available 10/23/20 French Normandy Estate in Seacrest Neighborhood! - 4 Bed 4.5 Bath - French Normandy style situated on a partially fenced flat 1 acre lot in the lovely Sea Crest Estates! Stunning oaks, paperbark tea trees and more.
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How much is rent in Santa Cruz?
In Santa Cruz, the median rent is $1,540 for a studio, $1,826 for a 1-bedroom, $2,428 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,221 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Santa Cruz, check out our monthly Santa Cruz Rent Report.
How much is rent in Santa Cruz?
In Santa Cruz, the median rent is $1,540 for a studio, $1,826 for a 1-bedroom, $2,428 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,221 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Santa Cruz, check out our monthly Santa Cruz Rent Report.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Santa Cruz apartments that allow pets.
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While some Santa Cruz properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Santa Cruz properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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How much should I pay for rent in Santa Cruz?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Santa Cruz.
How can I find off-campus housing in Santa Cruz?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Santa Cruz. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, California State University-East Bay, University of California-San Francisco, and City College of San Francisco.
How can I find off-campus housing in Santa Cruz?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Santa Cruz. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, California State University-East Bay, University of California-San Francisco, and City College of San Francisco.

Median Rent in Santa Cruz

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Santa Cruz is $1,826, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,428.
Studio
$1,540
1 Bed
$1,826
2 Beds
$2,428
3+ Beds
$3,221
City GuideSanta Cruz
Situated on the edge of Monterey Bay and known for its beach houses, boardwalk amusement park, laidback vibe and redwoods, Santa Cruz is certainly an appealing draw for beach bums, hippies, and nature lovers looking to settle down. “Surf City”, as it’s known to some, is home to a college campus (UCSC, which is also the city’s largest employer) and has a youthful and very liberal vibe to it. Nope, there’s nothing conservative or buttoned-up about this seaside town. Expect to meet people from ...
Situated on the edge of Monterey Bay and known for its beach houses, boardwalk amusement park, laidback vibe and redwoods, Santa Cruz is certainly an appealing draw for beach bums, hippies, and nature lovers looking to settle down. “Surf City”, as it’s known to some, is home to a college campus (UCSC, which is also the city’s largest employer) and has a youthful and very liberal vibe to it. Nope, there’s nothing conservative or buttoned-up about this seaside town. Expect to meet people from ...

Of course, there will be times when you need to head on in, rest your head and make yourself at home. Where you do that is entirely up to you, but here are some helpful tips to renting an apartment in él 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.

Downtown
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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.

Beach
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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.

West Side
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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.

One last mention about surfing
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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.

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City GuideSanta Cruz
Situated on the edge of Monterey Bay and known for its beach houses, boardwalk amusement park, laidback vibe and redwoods, Santa Cruz is certainly an appealing draw for beach bums, hippies, and nature lovers looking to settle down. “Surf City”, as it’s known to some, is home to a college campus (UCSC, which is also the city’s largest employer) and has a youthful and very liberal vibe to it. Nope, there’s nothing conservative or buttoned-up about this seaside town. Expect to meet people from ...
Situated on the edge of Monterey Bay and known for its beach houses, boardwalk amusement park, laidback vibe and redwoods, Santa Cruz is certainly an appealing draw for beach bums, hippies, and nature lovers looking to settle down. “Surf City”, as it’s known to some, is home to a college campus (UCSC, which is also the city’s largest employer) and has a youthful and very liberal vibe to it. Nope, there’s nothing conservative or buttoned-up about this seaside town. Expect to meet people from ...

Of course, there will be times when you need to head on in, rest your head and make yourself at home. Where you do that is entirely up to you, but here are some helpful tips to renting an apartment in él 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.

Downtown
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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.

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.

West Side
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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.

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.