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Campbell Plaza - Campbell, California 95008
14

Campbell, CA 95008

$1995 - $3195

1-3 Bed 1-2 Bath No Pets

Downtown, Campbell, CA (Downtown, West Valley)


$1995 - $3195

1-3 Bed | 1-2 Bath

One Pearl Place - San Jose, California 95136
27


San Jose, CA 95136

$1878 - $3103

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths Cats OK

Blossom Hill, San Jose, CA (Blossom Hill, Blossom Valley...)


$1878 - $3103

182 units | 1-3 Beds | 1-2 Baths

Lyon ShadowCreek - Campbell, California 95008
23

(4)

Campbell, CA 95008

$1898 - $2760

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths Pets OK

Cambrian Park, Campbell, CA (Cambrian Park, Dry Creek...)

(4)

$1898 - $2760

92 units | 1-2 Beds | 1-2 Baths

Avalon Campbell - Campbell, California 95008
30
(396)

Campbell, CA 95008

$2555 - $3340

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths Pets OK

Downtown, Campbell, CA (Downtown, South of Campbell Avenue...)

(396)

$2555 - $3340

348 units | 1-3 Beds | 1-3 Baths

Cedar Glen Apartments - Campbell, California 95008


(7)

Campbell, CA 95008

$1770 - $2665

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths Pets OK

Cambrian Park, Campbell, CA (Cambrian Park, South San Jose)

(7)

$1770 - $2665

260 units | 1-3 Beds | 1-2 Baths

Woodleaf - Campbell, California 95008
14

Campbell, CA 95008

$1959 - $2474

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths Pets OK

The Commons - Campbell, California 95008
22


Campbell, CA 95008

$1865 - $2726

0-2 Beds 1 Baths Pets OK

West Valley, Campbell, CA (West Valley)


$1865 - $2726

264 units | 0-2 Beds | 1 Baths

Santa Teresa - San Jose, California 95119


(5)

San Jose, CA 95119

$1725 - $2295

1-3 Beds 1 Baths Pets OK

Coyote Valley, San Jose, CA (Coyote Valley, Santa Teresa...)

(5)

$1725 - $2295

176 units | 1-3 Beds | 1 Baths

Waterloo - San Jose, California 95129
15


San Jose, CA 95129

$1495 - $1825

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths Cats OK

Saratoga Creek, San Jose, CA (Saratoga Creek, West San Jose...)


$1495 - $1825

90 units | 1-2 Beds | 1-2 Baths

Verde - San Jose, California 95123
13

San Jose, CA 95123

$2016 - $2496

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths Pets OK

Banana Grove, San Jose, CA (Banana Grove, Blossom Valley...)


$2016 - $2496

108 units | 1-2 Beds | 1-2 Baths

Anton La Moraga - San Jose, California 95123
14

San Jose, CA 95123

$2214 - $3669

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Coyote Valley, San Jose, CA (Coyote Valley, Santa Teresa...)


$2214 - $3669

275 units | 1-3 Beds | 1-3 Baths

Blossom Oaks Apartments - San Jose, California 95123
8


(3)

San Jose, CA 95123

$1640 - $1865

1-2 Beds 1 Baths Cats OK

Edenvale, San Jose, CA (Edenvale, South San Jose)

(3)

$1640 - $1865

252 units | 1-2 Beds | 1 Baths

Blossom Hill - San Jose, California 95123
7


(2)

San Jose, CA 95123

$1650 - $2555

1-3 Beds 1 Baths Pets OK

Edenvale, San Jose, CA (Edenvale, Oak Grove...)

(2)

$1650 - $2555

200 units | 1-3 Beds | 1 Baths

Orchard Park Apartments - San Jose, California 95123
21


(7)

San Jose, CA 95123

$1806 - $2006

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths Cats OK

Edenvale, San Jose, CA (Edenvale, South San Jose)

(7)

$1806 - $2006

180 units | 1-2 Beds | 1-2 Baths

Avalon Willow Glen - San Jose, California 95125
29
(262)

San Jose, CA 95125

$2215 - $2755

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths Pets OK

Dairy Hill, San Jose, CA (Dairy Hill, South San Jose...)

(262)

$2215 - $2755

412 units | 1-2 Beds | 1-2 Baths

Overview of Santa Cruz

Hailed as “Surf City USA,” Santa Cruz is the perfect destination to enjoy the California sun. This beach city is home to the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs and close to 18,000 students who flock here each year, adding exuberant energy and exciting nightlife to the streets.

The city’s 60,000 permanent residents stay in town to experience the best mix of northern and central California, as the area is acclaimed as the perfect union between the two. Students aside, the city still has a relatively young population - the average age is 30 years old - making it a haven for laid-back individuals looking to have a good time while working in one of the city’s booming industries. Rent a Santa Cruz apartment and experience all that the Monterey Bay area has to offer.

Living in Santa Cruz, CA

The first settlers near Monterey Bay were the Ohlone Native Americans, who were driven out of the area by Spanish soldiers and missionaries in the late 18th century. Santa Cruz, which means Holy Cross in Spanish, became the 12th mission to be settled in California. After being assumed by Mexico in 1820, the Mexican-American War led Mexico to cede the territory of Alta California, and Santa Cruz was flooded with immigrants from the United States before California itself became a state in 1850.

Santa Cruz has a large veteran activist community, and provides ample assistance to U.S. veterans who are having trouble re-entering civilian society. Rent a Santa Cruz apartment, and join in on one of the many movements happening here. 

Santa Cruz Work and Study

With the appeal of a liberal college town, Santa Cruz is home to a number of different colleges. The University of California, Santa Cruz, is the most well known school in town, but it’s just one of many. Bethany University, Cabrillo College and the UCSC-affiliated Cowell College and Oakes College join a number of other schools in the area. Students from all over look for rentals near Santa Cruz, earning it the reputation of “The Beach Town That Doesn’t Shut Down.”

For those seeking jobs, Santa Cruz is a hub of the organic farming movement as the home of California Certified Organic Farmers. The city is also a center for tourism, education and high-tech companies. The Santa Cruz Operation, RF Micro Devices and Plantronics attract techies from all over the country to work in Santa Cruz, and join Giro bicycle helmets, Good Earth Tea and O’Neil’s Surf Shop, all of which are also headquartered in the area.

Rentals in Santa Cruz, CA and Cost of Living

Santa Cruz apartments are very popular, which is unfortunately evident in the area’s high rent prices. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, the average apartment here is $1,304 a month. Residents in the area are also prone to high living expenses, with a cost of living index score well above the national average. Whether it’s the urban bustle of Downtown, foodie-allure of the Westside, laid-back atmosphere of Seabright, or serenity of Live Oak, all the neighborhoods here have a unique feeling that adds to the appeal of Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Attractions and Special Events

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and local Farmers Market allow Santa Cruz residents to enjoy the beautiful California weather year round. The city also hosts a number of beach-related events throughout the year, including Oakley’s Surf Shop Challenge, Big Kahuna Ocean Challenge Events and the Dip & Dash Aquathlon. Residents more inclined to Greek fare can head to the annual Greek Food & Cultural Festival which takes place in September.

Rent.com® can help you get settled in a Santa Cruz apartment. Look through our rental listings and find the perfect home for your needs.

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