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Average Rent in Santa Cruz, CA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Santa Cruz Studio - $3,194-5%
Santa Cruz 1 Bed - $3,562-12%
Santa Cruz 2 Beds - $5,184+3%

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Local Reviews

wI go with my family to a popular coffee shop and spend great times there. There are thematic places

I like the peace and quiet when it's not a Friday night. I can go down to McDonald's and come back easily. Fav local business is the mission st burger.

We have gates that open with keys. We have an office specifically for mail and packages. We live right next to a school and plenty of grocery and restaurant places.

The view, beach access and my rooftop deck. Convenient to the best restaurants and can walk to all of them. Can walk to almost anywhere I need to go, West Cliff Dr., Pacific Ave., The Boardwalk & Wharf.

I like going surfing out in the ocean. And then I eat food good food so I can have more enrige to do stuff.

To buyer because it's a block away and the boba place that's also nearby because it's super good!!!!

Demographics

Education

High School

25%

Associate's

21%

Bachelor's

38%

Master's

15%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

62%

3 people

20%

4 people

18%

5 people

0%

6+ people

0%

Household Income

0-50k

50%

50-100k

24%

100-150k

8%

150-200k

8%

200k+

10%

Age

0-10

4%

10-20

5%

20-45

52%

45-65

23%

65+

16%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Westside, Santa Cruz, CA

In Santa Cruz, CA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $3,194 to $5,184. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Westside, Santa Cruz, CA is $3,194. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $3,562. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $5,184.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-5%

Changed from $3,362 to $3,194
1 Bed

-12%

Changed from $4,048 to $3,562
2 Beds

+3%

Changed from $5,033 to $5,184

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

10.9%

Compared to National Average

19.6%

The cost of living in Westside, Santa Cruz, CA is 10.9% lower than the state average and 19.6% higher than the national average. Westside, Santa Cruz, CA housing is 42.1% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 11.7% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 8.3% more in Westside, Santa Cruz, CA than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 13.8% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Westside, Santa Cruz, CACompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
31.5%
42.1%
Utilities
13.2%
11.7%
Food
4.7%
8.3%
Transportation
6.3%
21.9%
Healthcare
1.1%
13.8%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Pleasanton$4,228+77%
Santa Cruz$3,194-5%
Redwood City$3,0260%
Menlo Park$3,014+44%
Union City$2,659+4%
San Jose$2,459+4%
Palo Alto$2,430-28%
Milpitas$2,4250%
Fremont$2,412+7%
Burlingame$2,345-6%
Mountain View$2,329-11%
San Mateo$2,256+7%
Hayward$2,200--
Sunnyvale$2,097-1%
Los Gatos$2,0150%
Campbell$1,995-5%
Santa Clara$1,950-7%
Watsonville$1,750--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Pleasanton$3,899+44%
Menlo Park$3,693+32%
Santa Cruz$3,562-12%
Santa Clara$3,517+15%
Redwood City$3,473+1%
Cupertino$3,225+4%
Sunnyvale$2,898-4%
Mountain View$2,794-20%
Burlingame$2,771+6%
San Mateo$2,760+2%
San Jose$2,7480%
Milpitas$2,725-6%
Palo Alto$2,650-39%
Los Gatos$2,631-9%
Union City$2,593-4%
Fremont$2,547+6%
Campbell$2,500-3%
Hayward$2,375+12%
Salinas$2,130+14%
Gilroy$1,954-18%
Marina$1,895--
Hollister$1,800--
Pacific Grove$1,600-10%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Santa Cruz$5,184+3%
Menlo Park$5,135-14%
Redwood City$4,981+22%
Pleasanton$4,903+35%
Santa Clara$4,310+14%
Sunnyvale$4,092+6%
Cupertino$3,944+6%
Burlingame$3,716+6%
San Mateo$3,693-2%
Milpitas$3,640-4%
Mountain View$3,594-9%
Los Gatos$3,443-14%
San Jose$3,340-1%
Palo Alto$3,320-25%
Campbell$3,199-12%
Union City$3,090+7%
Fremont$2,9000%
Salinas$2,782+10%
Hayward$2,718+7%
Watsonville$2,600+6%
Gilroy$2,535-6%
Marina$2,400--

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Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

16%

15-30 Mins

60%

30-40 Mins

13%

40-60 Mins

7%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 6262

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Percentage: 8888

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Percentage: 3030

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Solid grocery game.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. 73% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A strong score for fitness in Westside Santa Cruz.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 91% more gyms than average
  3. 80% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll labra-adore Westside Santa Cruz.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 81% more pet facilities than average
  3. 71% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll be living the park life in Westside Santa Cruz.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. An average number of parks
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Childcare

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

No need for a tantrum - childcare options abound in Westside Santa Cruz.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. An average number of daycares
  3. A standard number of daycares compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in Westside Santa Cruz.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Theaters

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Westside Santa Cruz is shaping up to be a big star in the theater scene.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. An average number of theaters
  3. A standard number of theaters compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in Westside Santa Cruz are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. An average number of gas stations
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Westside Santa Cruz is not too bad for medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 26% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 27% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Westside Santa Cruz serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 54% more restaurants than average
  3. 46% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Westside Santa Cruz.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 61% more coffee shops than average
  3. 47% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Westside Santa Cruz is running dry.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 66% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 40% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. An average number of fine art centers
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Be patient when looking for a hospital around here.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. An average number of hospitals
  3. A standard number of hospitals compared to areas of a similar size

Area Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Westside Santa Cruz

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Find Houses in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Santa Cruz, CA 2 miles$3,562$5,184
San Jose, CA 28 miles$2,748$3,340
Salinas, CA 29.4 miles$2,130$2,782
Watsonville, CA 17 miles---$2,600
Gilroy, CA 27.3 miles$1,954$2,535
Santa Clara, CA 28.1 miles$3,517$4,310
Sunnyvale, CA 28.6 miles$2,898$4,092
Los Gatos, CA 19.3 miles$2,631$3,443
Scotts Valley, CA 7 miles------
Mountain View, CA 29.8 miles$2,794$3,594

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