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268 apartments for rent near Santa Cruz, CA

Last updated March 25 at 9:56AM
205 Seaview
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated March 21 at 10:27AM
Studio
$1,950
814 N Branciforte Ave
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated March 23 at 9:49AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
108 Santa Maria Place
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Updated March 21 at 10:25AM
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
Results within 5 miles of Santa Cruz, CA
10960 Westwood Dr Zayante
Felton
Felton, CA
Updated March 25 at 9:56AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
920 Capitola Avenue #39
Capitola
Capitola, CA
Updated March 23 at 10:44AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
521 Maple St
Aptos
Aptos, CA
Updated March 23 at 10:47AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
288 Perch Way
Aptos
Aptos, CA
Updated March 21 at 10:24AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,900
617 Seacliff Drive
Aptos
Aptos, CA
Updated March 23 at 10:48AM
2 Bedrooms
$4,200
259 Rio Del Mar Blvd.
Rio del Mar
Rio del Mar, CA
Updated March 23 at 10:43AM
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
233 Fall Creek Drive
Felton
Felton, CA
Updated March 23 at 10:48AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
Results within 10 miles of Santa Cruz, CA
2058 Dolphin Dr
Aptos
Aptos, CA
Updated March 25 at 1:41AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,595
1658 Dolphin Dr
Aptos
Aptos, CA
Updated March 16 at 12:13PM
3 Bedrooms
$2,750
2060 Dolphin Dr
Aptos
Aptos, CA
Updated March 23 at 9:49AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,895
186 Monte Vista CA
Boulder Creek
Boulder Creek, CA
Updated March 24 at 10:07AM
1 Bedroom
$865
1283 Clubhouse Dr.
Aptos
Aptos, CA
Updated March 23 at 10:43AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
185 Moon Drive
Boulder Creek
Boulder Creek, CA
Updated March 23 at 10:44AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,750
540 Sand Dollar Dr
Watsonville
Watsonville, CA
Updated March 1 at 2:56AM
3 Bedrooms
$4,500
205 Via Trinita
Aptos
Aptos, CA
Updated March 25 at 9:54AM
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
624 Pleasant Valley Rd
Aptos
Aptos, CA
Updated March 23 at 9:49AM
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
Results within 20 miles of Santa Cruz, CA
100 Moffett
100 Moffett Blvd
Mountain View, CA
Updated March 25 at 5:13AM
1 Bedroom
$4,040
2 Bedrooms
$5,235
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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.