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42 Apartments for rent in Santa Cruz, CA

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Westside
Downtown Santa Cruz
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Last updated March 29 at 12:22am
Westside
11 Units Available
Cypress Point
101 Felix St, Santa Cruz, CA
Studio
$2,095
440 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,230
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,815
771 sqft
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.
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Last updated March 29 at 12:14am
Downtown Santa Cruz
5 Units Available
1010 Pacific Apartments
1010 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$2,915
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,820
1106 sqft
1010 Pacific Apartments offers sleek urban living in the heart of Santa Cruz, just moments from the boardwalk near Highway 1 and 17. Responding specifically to your needs, sophisticated designs feature one, two and three bedroom arrangements.
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Last updated March 29 at 12:14am
12 Units Available
Five55 Pacific
555 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
Studio
$2,240
440 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,820
609 sqft
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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Last updated March 29 at 12:14am
Westside
3 Units Available
Pacific Shores
1240 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,940
804 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,832
1035 sqft
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.
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
Eastside
1 Unit Available
114 Nanna Ct.
114 Nanna Court, Santa Cruz, CA
4 Bedrooms
$6,500
3449 sqft
Executive Carbonera Estates 4 Bed/3.5 Bath Gorgeous Home - Ocean views from front and luscious greenery views in back. Great house for entertaining with fully equipped high end kitchen and spacious deck with hot tub.
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
Westside
1 Unit Available
326 Pelton Ave
326 Pelton Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
3 Bedrooms
$5,500
2700 sqft
Beautiful Home on Westside, Walking Distance to West Cliff Dr. - This modern Westside home, built in 1999, has over 2700 sq ft.of beauty. This two-story 3 bed, 3 bath is close to the beach, dining, West Cliff Dr.
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
Eastside
1 Unit Available
708 Frederick St. #303
708 Frederick Street, Santa Cruz, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,500
835 sqft
Upscale 1+Bed/1 Bath Condo in Frederick St. Commons - Updated 1+ Bed/1 Bath condo in a desirable Seabright location.
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
Westside
1 Unit Available
709 Modesto Ave
709 Modesto Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,400
1200 sqft
709 Modesto Ave Available 04/25/20 Completely Remodeled Westside Home - PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB OCCUPANTS - This pretty single level 3 bedroom 1 bath home was completely remodeled from head to toe in 2013! Some of the features include: All stainless
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
Westside
1 Unit Available
610 Bethany Curve
610 Bethany Curve, Santa Cruz, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1000 sqft
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.
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
Eastside
1 Unit Available
520 1/2 Ocean View Ave.
520 1/2 Ocean View Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,900
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.
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
Eastside
1 Unit Available
409 Windham - Unit B
409 Windham St, Santa Cruz, CA
Studio
$2,900
Available now! Furnished 1br detached apartment in desirable Seabright location. Remodeled! - Beautifully remodeled furnished one bedroom detached apartment on second level above garage area. Fantastic Seabright Mid-Town neighborhood.
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
Beach HIll
1 Unit Available
333 Main Street
333 Main Street, Santa Cruz, CA
4 Bedrooms
$5,900
1755 sqft
Available 04/01/20 Welcome to your home sweet home in Santa Cruz! This fully furnished historic home was built in 1905.
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
Westside
1 Unit Available
41 Grandview St. #1106
41 Grandview St, Santa Cruz, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
913 sqft
Beautiful Condo on West Side of Santa Cruz - This Beautiful Condo sits on the top story with a outdoor deck and 1 car garage.
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
1 Unit Available
308 River Street E36
308 River St, Santa Cruz, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
784 sqft
Central Location - Power West Properties is offering a recently updated 2br / 1ba top floor Condo in a gated community.
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
Westside
1 Unit Available
102 Moore St
102 Moore Street, Santa Cruz, CA
3 Bedrooms
$7,300
2250 sqft
102 Moore St Available 03/31/20 West Side Executive Home - Spacious Upscale remodeled home on Westside. Great for executives and professionals that want a touch of views without the traffic.
Results within 1 mile of Santa Cruz
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
1 Unit Available
528 6th Ave.
528 6th Avenue, Twin Lakes, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,400
600 sqft
By Twin Lakes, Yacht Harbor! - Updated 1 bedroom home by the Yacht Harbor and Twin Lakes Beach. New carpet, paint, granite kitchen counters, newer appliances. skylights to bring in the natural light and cathedral ceilings To create an open feeling.
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
1 Unit Available
104 Vista Prieta Court
104 Vista Prieta Court, Santa Cruz County, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,176
600 sqft
1Bd/1Ba ground floor unit in 62+ community! - Terms: One year lease (with owner option to renew) Utilities: Owner pays all utilities Parking: One Assigned parking space, guest parking Laundry: Coin op laundry room onsite Landscaping: N/A Pet
Results within 5 miles of Santa Cruz
Verified
Last updated March 29 at 12:22am
4 Units Available
Landing at Capitola
3045 Capitola Rd, Capitola, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,770
960 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
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.
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
1 Unit Available
2-3919 East Cliff Drive, #19
2-3919 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz County, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,500
750 sqft
- (RLNE5669229)
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
1 Unit Available
4522 Wharf Rd A
4522 Soquel Wharf Road, Soquel, CA
1 Bedroom
Ask
3 Bedrooms
$3,890
4522-A - Property Id: 138809 Home - 3/2 bth. minutes from Downtown Capitola, near great shopping area. 0.9mi from the beach, one block from Beer30, walking distance to restaurants. Located on a culdesac. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
1 Unit Available
750 24th Avenue
750 24th Avenue, Twin Lakes, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
Location, Location !! - Completely remodeled home with beautiful appointments. Stainless steel appliances and quartz kitchen counter tops. Plenty of kitchen cabinet space. Outside shower. Heated flooring in kitchen and bathroom.
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
1 Unit Available
825 38th Ave #4
825 38th Ave, Pleasure Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
930 sqft
Pleasure Point 2 bed/2 bath Home - This freshly painted, clean and light filled 2bed/2bath home is perfectly located in the highly desirable Pleasure Point neighborhood. New laminate flooring in living room and bedrooms.
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
1 Unit Available
2499 Capitola Ave
2499 Capitola Avenue, Soquel, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,150
1375 sqft
Capitola Ave, Duplex, Freshly Painted, New Carpets - Property Id: 243192 Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Countertops, Newer Cabinets, Spacious Fenced Yard, Capitola/Soquel Border, Brand New Carpet, Freshly painted Apply at TurboTenant:
Last updated March 28 at 11:57am
1 Unit Available
46 Sears Cir.
46 Sears Circle, Soquel, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
1500 sqft
Rent Reduced!! Unfurnished 3Bd/2.

Median Rent in Santa Cruz

Last updated Mar. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Santa Cruz is $1,848, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,457.
Studio
$1,559
1 Bed
$1,848
2 Beds
$2,457
3+ Beds
$3,259
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 ...

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.

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.

April 2020 Santa Cruz Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2020 Santa Cruz Rent Report. Santa Cruz rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Santa Cruz rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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April 2020 Santa Cruz Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2020 Santa Cruz Rent Report. Santa Cruz rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Santa Cruz rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Santa Cruz rents declined over the past month

Santa Cruz rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but are up marginally by 0.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Santa Cruz stand at $1,849 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,457 for a two-bedroom. Santa Cruz's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.8%, as well as the national average of 1.9%.

    Rents rising across cities in California

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Santa Cruz, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in California, 8 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.8% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $3,102; of the 10 largest cities in California that we have data for, Oakland and San Francisco, where two-bedrooms go for $2,211 and $3,102, are the only two major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-2.4% and -0.2%).
    • Sacramento and San Jose have both experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.9% and 1.9%, respectively).

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Santa Cruz

    As rents have increased marginally in Santa Cruz, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Santa Cruz is less affordable for renters.

    • Santa Cruz's median two-bedroom rent of $2,457 is above the national average of $1,197. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.9% over the past year compared to the 0.7% rise in Santa Cruz.
    • While Santa Cruz's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.4%), Miami (+2.7%), and New York (+2.7%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Santa Cruz than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $899, where Santa Cruz is more than two-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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