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300 Apartments for rent in Santa Cruz, CA

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Last updated September 21 at 1:24AM
216 Anchorage Ave
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated September 20 at 5:32PM
1 Bedroom
145 Plateau Ave
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated September 20 at 9:47AM
2 Bedrooms
41 Grandview St
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated September 16 at 10:29AM
2 Bedrooms
2727 East Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated September 10 at 9:48AM
2 Bedrooms
136 Laguna Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated September 20 at 9:46AM
3 Bedrooms
1111 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated September 16 at 10:38AM
1 Bedroom
19 Mary Case Lane
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated September 12 at 10:25AM
3 Bedrooms
166 Castillion Terrace
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated September 18 at 5:20PM
2 Bedrooms
908 30th Ave
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated September 16 at 9:29AM
2 Bedrooms
170 13th Ave
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated September 5 at 9:26AM
1 Bedroom
215 Arroyo Seco
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated September 7 at 9:57AM
2 Bedrooms
131 Claremont Terrace
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated September 8 at 9:58AM
3 Bedrooms
10610 Visitar Street
Felton, CA
Updated September 3 at 9:18AM
4 Bedrooms
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1850 47th Ave
Capitola, CA
Updated September 21 at 1:24AM
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414 Rosedale Court
Capitola, CA
Updated September 15 at 10:19AM
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114 Colorado St.
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated September 17 at 9:17AM
3 Bedrooms
333 Southview Terrace
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated September 14 at 11:20AM
2 Bedrooms
106 San Augustine Way
Scotts Valley
Scotts Valley, CA
Updated September 18 at 6:28PM
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City Guide
Santa Cruz

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.


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.