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Turnleaf Apartments - San Jose, California 95117
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San Jose, CA 95117

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0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths No Pets

West San Jose, San Jose, CA (West San Jose, West Valley...)


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152 units | 0-2 Beds | 1-2 Baths

Avana Skyway - San Jose, California 95136
9

San Jose, CA 95136

$1883 - $3451

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths Pets OK

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


$1883 - $3451

348 units | 0-3 Beds | 1-2 Baths

River Walk Apartments - Campbell, California 95008
7


Campbell, CA 95008

$1750 - $2300

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths Cats OK

Hamilton, Campbell, CA (Hamilton, Willow Glen)


$1750 - $2300

164 units | 0-2 Beds | 1-2 Baths

Siena Apartment Homes - Cupertino, California 95014
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(5)

Cupertino, CA 95014

$2200 - $3095

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths No Pets

West San Jose, Cupertino, CA (West San Jose)

(5)

$2200 - $3095

128 units | 1-2 Beds | 1-2 Baths

Monterey Grove Apartments - San Jose, California 95138
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(338)

San Jose, CA 95138

$2049 - $6553

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths Pets OK

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

(338)

$2049 - $6553

224 units | 1-3 Beds | 1-3 Baths

Waterstone San Jose - San Jose, California 95136
12

San Jose, CA 95136

$2749 - $3418

3 Beds 2 Baths Pets OK

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


$2749 - $3418

432 units | 3 Beds | 2 Baths

Bella Villagio - San Jose, California 95136
15


San Jose, CA 95136

$2129 - $3141

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths Pets OK

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


$2129 - $3141

231 units | 1-3 Beds | 1-3 Baths

Monte Vista at Morgan Hill - Morgan Hill, California 95037
68

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

$1955 - $2582

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths Pets OK

Madrone Plaza, Morgan Hill, CA (Madrone Plaza, Westside)


$1955 - $2582

138 units | 1-2 Beds | 1-2 Baths

Thornbridge Apartments - San Jose, California 95111
75


San Jose, CA 95111

$1184 - $1261

0-2 Beds 1 Baths No Pets

Davis, San Jose, CA (Davis, Edenvale...)


$1184 - $1261

286 units | 0-2 Beds | 1 Baths

Latitude 37 - San Jose, California 95125
33


San Jose, CA 95125

$1842 - $3155

Loft-3 Beds 1-2 Baths Pets OK

Willow Glen, San Jose, CA (Willow Glen)


$1842 - $3155

86 units | Loft-3 Beds | 1-2 Baths

eaves West Valley - San Jose, California 95129
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(261)

San Jose, CA 95129

$1750 - $3061

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths Pets OK

Blackford, San Jose, CA (Blackford, West San Jose...)

(261)

$1750 - $3061

789 units | 0-2 Beds | 1-2 Baths

The Reserve - San Jose, California 95128
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San Jose, CA 95128

$1755 - $2576

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

West San Jose, San Jose, CA (West San Jose, West Valley...)


$1755 - $2576

216 units | 0-2 Beds | 1-2 Baths

Marina Square Apartments - Marina, California 93933
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Central Marina, Marina, CA (Central Marina, Downtown Marina)


$1200 - $1475

48 units | 2 Beds | 1 Baths

Kimberly Woods - San Jose, California 95128
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San Jose, CA 95128

$2074 - $3330

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Willow Glen, San Jose, CA (Willow Glen)


$2074 - $3330

208 units | 1-2 Beds | 1-2 Baths

Livorno Square - San Jose, California 95128
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(6)

San Jose, CA 95128

$2175 - $3839

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths Pets OK

West San Jose, San Jose, CA (West San Jose, West Valley...)

(6)

$2175 - $3839

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

Gardens of Fontainbleu - Cupertino, California 95014
23

Cupertino, CA 95014

$2325 - $4295

1-4 Beds 1-2 Baths No Pets

Rancho Rinconada, Cupertino, CA (Rancho Rinconada)


$2325 - $4295

123 units | 1-4 Beds | 1-2 Baths

The Grove - San Jose, California 95128
27


San Jose, CA 95128

$1595 - $3013

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths Pets OK

Burbank, San Jose, CA (Burbank, Willow Glen)


$1595 - $3013

331 units | 0-3 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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