Santa Cruz, CA Rental Market Trends
The average rent for an apartment in Santa Cruz is $2,581, a 10% increase compared to the previous year, when the average rent was $2,339.
Average Rent in Santa Cruz, CA
|Average Rent||Y-o-Y Change||Average Apartment Size|
|$2,581||10%||733 sq. ft.|
The average size for a Santa Cruz, CA apartment is 733 square feet, but this number varies greatly depending on apartment type. Studio apartments are the smallest and most affordable, 1-bedroom apartments are closer to the average, while 2-bedroom apartments and 3-bedroom apartments offer a more generous square footage.
Santa Cruz, CA Apartment Rent Ranges
- > $2,00081%
Santa Cruz, CA Rent Trends
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Average Rent in Santa Cruz, CA By Neighborhood
|Wilder Ranch State Park||$2,758|
|University of California Santa Cruz||$2,758|
|Downtown Santa Cruz||$2,758|
|Beach Hill-Neary Lagoon||$2,758|
The most affordable neighborhoods in Santa Cruz are Seabright, where the average rent goes for $2,427/month, Carbonera-Prospect Heights, where renters pay $2,614/mo on average, and East Morrissey, where the average rent goes for $2,689/mo. If you’re looking for other great deals, check out the listings from Beach Hill-Neary Lagoon ($2,758), Downtown Santa Cruz ($2,758), and Garfield ($2,758), where the asking prices are below the average Santa Cruz rent of $2,581/mo.
The most expensive neighborhoods in Santa Cruz are University of California Santa Cruz ($2,758), Westlake ($2,758) and Wilder Ranch State Park ($2,758).
Santa Cruz | Rent Comparison by Neighborhood
Rent in Beach Hill-Neary Lagoon is 6% higher than in Carbonera-Prospect Heights
Beach Hill-Neary Lagoon rent is 7% higher than Santa Cruz average
Carbonera-Prospect Heights rent is 1% higher than Santa Cruz average
How Does Santa Cruz Compare to Nearby Cities
|Average Rent||Y-o-Y Change|
|Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley||$1,616||4%|
For more information about the Santa Cruz rental trends, check out our monthly rent report