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300 Apartments for rent in Santa Cruz, CA

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Last updated July 23 at 7:33PM
501 Windsor St
Eastside
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated July 20 at 1:28PM
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
129 Archer Dr
Westside
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated July 22 at 9:46AM
4 Bedrooms
$6,500
204 Bronson Street
Eastside
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated July 6 at 12:06PM
3 Bedrooms
$5,000
1821 17th Ave.
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated July 21 at 9:50AM
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
130 Canfield Ave #C
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated July 20 at 3:07PM
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
Results within 5 miles of Santa Cruz, CA
120 Hainline Rd
Aptos
Aptos, CA
Updated July 14 at 3:54PM
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
330 Poppy Way
Aptos
Aptos, CA
Updated July 7 at 10:34AM
4 Bedrooms
$3,600
805 Rosedale Ave.
Capitola
Capitola, CA
Updated July 7 at 10:45AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
617 Seacliff Drive
Aptos
Aptos, CA
Updated July 13 at 10:50AM
2 Bedrooms
$4,200
530 Giorgio Way
Aptos
Aptos, CA
Updated July 20 at 2:44PM
4 Bedrooms
$4,000
4604 West Walnut
Soquel
Soquel, CA
Updated July 15 at 9:57AM
3 Bedrooms
$3,600
1925 46th Ave #172
Capitola
Capitola, CA
Updated July 20 at 1:48PM
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
828 Loma Prieta Dr
Aptos
Aptos, CA
Updated July 7 at 10:53AM
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
Results within 10 miles of Santa Cruz, CA
653 Bayview Dr.
Aptos
Aptos, CA
Updated July 22 at 9:46AM
4 Bedrooms
$4,500
16216 LONG BRANCH ROAD
Los Gatos
Los Gatos, CA
Updated July 15 at 9:43AM
2 Bedrooms
$3,250
259 Dry Creek Rd.
Aptos
Aptos, CA
Updated July 20 at 2:41PM
4 Bedrooms
$4,000
17035 Melody Ln
Los Gatos
Los Gatos, CA
Updated July 23 at 7:33PM
1 Bedroom
$1,995
1408 Dolphin Dr.
Aptos
Aptos, CA
Updated July 22 at 9:43AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
106 San Augustine Way
Scotts Valley
Scotts Valley, CA
Updated July 20 at 1:38PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
Old Santa Cruz Hwy
Los Gatos
Los Gatos, CA
Updated July 21 at 7:46AM
1 Bedroom
$2,495
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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.