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Santa Cruz Apartments
Last updated February 27 2024 at 7:33 PM

Santa Cruz, CA
72 Apartments for Rent

Santa Cruz Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 64,608
Population Density: 5,071.2 people/sq mile

What locals are saying

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 all walks of life and those that consider their surfboard an extra appendage. Your downtime as a Santa Cruz resident will most likely involve a lot of water sports, lighthouse admiring, historic touring, green space dwelling, and peaceful reading in the great outdoors.

Of course, there will be times when you need to head on in, rest your head and make yourself at home

Santa Cruz Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in Santa Cruz is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Santa Cruz is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

High
The level of property crime in Santa Cruz is high compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Santa Cruz


Elementary Schools

7 /10
Westlake Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
529 Students
21 Reviews
529
Students
21 Reviews
5 /10
De Laveaga Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
528 Students
2 Reviews
528
Students
2 Reviews
4 /10
Bay View Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
442 Students
2 Reviews
442
Students
2 Reviews

Middle Schools

10 /10
Pacific Collegiate Charter School
Charter
7-12
Charter
7-12
549 Students
9 Reviews
549
Students
9 Reviews
6 /10
Branciforte Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
465 Students
3 Reviews
465
Students
3 Reviews
6 /10
Mission Hill Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
607 Students
9 Reviews
607
Students
9 Reviews

High Schools

10 /10
Pacific Collegiate Charter School
Charter
7-12
Charter
7-12
549 Students
9 Reviews
549
Students
9 Reviews
8 /10
Santa Cruz High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,142 Students
3 Reviews
1,142
Students
3 Reviews
7 /10
Harbor High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
842 Students
8 Reviews
842
Students
8 Reviews
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Santa Cruz?

Apartment Rentals in Santa Cruz start at $1,900/month.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Santa Cruz?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Santa Cruz apartments that allow pets.

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 University of California-Hastings College of Law, California Institute of Integral Studies, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California College of the Arts, and University of San Francisco.