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300 Apartments for rent in Santa Cruz, CA

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Last updated November 21 at 8:07pm UTC
323 Nobel Dr
Westside
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated November 18 at 11:16am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,700
215 Arroyo Seco
Westside
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:05pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
212 VILLA MAR VISTA
Beach HIll
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated November 12 at 10:18am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
213 Vista Prieta
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated November 18 at 11:24am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,044
131 12th Ave - 131-12th
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated November 18 at 11:16am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$5,000
2727 East Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated September 26 at 3:50am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,600
1901 Portola Dr
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:17pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
136 Laguna Street
Westside
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated November 10 at 11:24am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
515 Maple St
Westside
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated November 21 at 6:05pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1111 Ocean Street
Eastside
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:07pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,305
131 Claremont Terrace
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated November 16 at 11:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
170 13th Ave
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:08pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,000
908 30th Ave
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated October 31 at 1:47am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
755 14th Ave #607
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated November 18 at 11:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,200
403 12th AVE
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated November 14 at 5:49pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
911 Windham Street
Eastside
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated November 18 at 11:25am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
144 Campbell
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated November 18 at 11:29am UTC
Studio
$2,100
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Isbel Ct
Eastside
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated November 14 at 8:19am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
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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.