Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz’s eclectic real estate mix includes stunning ocean front homes, quaint coastal cottages, historic Victorians, luxury properties, and everything in between. View Santa Cruz oceanfront homes for sale and other Santa Cruz properties with our dream team today!

Santa Cruz City/West Side Santa Cruz is one of the world’s most famous surf communities, perfectly situated on California's Central Coast just 30minutes from Silicon Valley. Backing up to the coastal redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz offers easy access to a multitude of adventures from the mountains to the sea. Perhaps best known for its iconic Boardwalk, Santa Cruz draws more than 3 million visitors each year.


Santa Cruz City can be categorized into the following areas: Upper West Side, Lower West Side, Downtown, Beach Flats, and Midtown/Seabright. Santa Cruz is known as an artful place to live with an eclectic mix of styles and communities coming together as a result of its proximity to the Bay Area and because of the cohort of students that flock to it every year because of UCSC. 290 homes sold in this area in 2022 and the average price of a single family during that time period was $1.6m, while the average townhome/condo sold for $959k*.


Santa Cruz’s eclectic real estate mix includes stunning ocean front homes, quaint coastal cottages, historic Victorians, luxury properties, and everything in between. View Santa Cruz oceanfront homes for sale and other Santa Cruz properties with our dream team today!


WHAT TO LOVE​

  • Coastal scenery
  • Diverse local businesses
  • Top university
  • Laid back surf/beach culture
  • Music and art scene
  • Endless outdoor adventures
  • Proximity to work in Silicon Valley
  • Luxury home

Overview for Santa Cruz, CA

62,714 people live in Santa Cruz, where the median age is 29 and the average individual income is $46,720. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

62,714

Total Population

29 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$46,720

Average individual Income

Around Santa Cruz, CA

There's plenty to do around Santa Cruz, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

86
Very Walkable
Walking Score
100
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
46
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Golden Roots Kitchen, Areperia 831, and Castelli Fashions.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.82 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.27 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.89 miles 41 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.27 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.68 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.58 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz has 22,067 households, with an average household size of 2.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Santa Cruz do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 62,714 people call Santa Cruz home. The population density is 4,922.59 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

62,714

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

29

Median Age

49.07 / 50.93%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
22,067

Total Households

2.37

Average Household Size

$46,720

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Santa Cruz, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Santa Cruz. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Spring Hill-Advanced Elementary School Of Santa Cr
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Santa Cruz County Special Education
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Santa Cruz Childrens School
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Alternative Family Education
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Pacific Collegiate Charter
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
Santa Cruz County Court
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
1/5
Santa Cruz County Community
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
3/5
Santa Cruz City Elementary Alternative Education-Monarch
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Santa Cruz County Regional Occupational Program
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Bay View Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Mission Hill Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Westlake Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5

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