I believe you've received a number of interesting responses.
As you can see, opinions vary widely. Santa Cruz County varies widely in its makeup.
I do not agree with the Home seller, Iâ€™m also a realist, crime does occur in our county. It has hot pockets.
My wife feels safe on her own in most areas of the county. I would say that crime has increased as the economy has suffered, but Santa Cruz county in most areas (inside and out of Live Oak) is quite safe as an urban costal area.