Santa Cruz Real Estate Market Overview

Could Santa Cruz, CA be your next home? Kick-start your search with Trulia’s real estate guide and home search. With interactive maps and charts, Trulia provides a comprehensive overview of market trends, schools, demographics, and lifestyle data to help you learn all about Santa Cruz. Not sure which neighborhood is for you? Check out our Nearby Places section below to explore popular cities near Santa Cruz such as... Aptos and Scotts Valley. When you’re ready, Trulia has 69 resale and new homes in Santa Cruz lined up for you, including 14 open houses, and 50 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. View more

$755,500

Median Sales Price

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$550

Price Per Sqft

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$3,100

Median Rent Per Month

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Housing Market Trends

Market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Trends in Santa Cruz show a 8% year-over-year rise in median sales price and a -7% drop in median rent per month.

Median Sales Price
The median sales price for homes in Santa Cruz for Oct 19 to Jan 18 was $755,500 based on 118 home sales.
Price Per Square Ft.
Average price per square foot for Santa Cruz was $550, an increase of 4% compared to the same period last year.
Median Rent Per Month
The median rent per month for apartments in Santa Cruz for Dec 19 to Jan 19 was $3,100.

Crime

Most frequent crimes in the past year

Knowing more about crime activity in and around Santa Cruz can help keep you aware of crime in the area. Crime activity is most helpful when comparing two locations to understand the relative safety of each location.

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2,089

Counts of Arrest

1,593

Counts of Theft

386

Counts of Vandalism


Best Schools in Santa Cruz

There are 25 schools in Santa Cruz.

Elementary Schools
9

Happy Valley Elementary School

Public, K - 6

9

Tierra Pacifica Charter School

Public, K - 8

9

Bonny Doon Elementary School

Public, K - 6

Middle Schools
9

Pacific Collegiate Charter School

Public, 7 - 12

9

Tierra Pacifica Charter School

Public, K - 8

8

Mission Hill Middle School

Public, 6 - 8

High Schools
9

Pacific Collegiate Charter School

Public, 7 - 12

7

Cypress Charter High School

Public, 9 - 12

7

Santa Cruz High School

Public, 9 - 12


Demographics

Get to know your neighbors in Santa Cruz by reviewing our census driven map. Get insights into median age, how many people are married, and percentage of people with a college degree.

Single residents
44%
Single residents
Home owners
61%
Home owners
Median age
39
Median age
Household income
$70,972
Median household income
College educated
53%
College educated

Commute

Most people in Santa Cruz commute by car. Learn how neighbors in this area get to work so you can consider how you might commute if you lived here, too.

Commute Type
87% commute by car
4% commute by bike
3% commute by public transportation
2% commute by foot

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