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Studio Apartments for Rent in Santa Cruz, CA
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    555 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Studio $3,300
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    120 San Lorenzo Blvd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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    81 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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    101 Felix Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Studio $2,795+
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    221 Raymond Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Studio $2,000
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    800 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Studio $3,000
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    630 Water Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Studio $2,480
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    132 Clay Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Studio $2,895
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    650 Corcoran Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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    2333 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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    347 Spreckels Dr., Aptos, CA 95003
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    55 Pennsylvania Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030
    Studio $2,095+

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Average rent in Santa Cruz, CA

$3,385/mo Santa Cruz, CA average rental price, March 2024
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Apartments in Santa Cruz, CA rent for $3,385 per month, on average.

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    Getting around in Santa Cruz, CA

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    Frequently asked questions

    What is the price of a studio apartment in Santa Cruz, CA?

    The price range of a studio apartment is between $2,000 and $5,140. Search our studio apartments in Santa Cruz, CA.

    How many studio apartments for rent are available in Santa Cruz, CA on RentCafe?

    There are 30 studio rentals available on RentCafe. Prices and availability in Santa Cruz, CA were last updated on 23 Jun 2024.

    What is the average size of a studio apartment in Santa Cruz, CA?

    The average Santa Cruz, CA studio apartment size is 352 sq. ft.

    What are the advantages of renting a studio apartment in Santa Cruz, CA?

    Studio apartments in Santa Cruz, CA tend to be more affordable than other apartments and they have lower utility costs.

    What are the downsides of renting a studio apartment in Santa Cruz, CA?

    One of the downsides of living in a studio apartment is the limited storage space. You might be interested in 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RentCafe apartments for rent in Santa Cruz, CA.

    Look for studio apartments near me

    Are you looking to land a small but cool studio apartment near you? Is an unbeatable location more important to you than lots of space? You can now browse through all available RentCafe listings, to find the perfect studio apartment near you, in your favorite neighborhood, ZIP code, or in another city or state in the U.S. wherever life takes you. Check the ratings and reviews of properties with studio apartments, filter them based on your criteria, and find the one that suits your needs.

    Compare the size, price and location, as well as amenities, both inside and outside the apartment. Whether you are looking for a more modern studio near you, or one in a charming old building, or maybe you want to be close to a certain park, the downtown area of your city, or near family or friends, RentCafe allows you to find the best fit for you - so, let's find your new home!

    Renting a studio apartment in Santa Cruz, CA

    The bad news is that the hip neighborhoods are typically not the places to look for truly affordable homes for rent, and Santa Cruz, CA is no exception. That is unless you are willing to give up the (real or imagined) benefits of multiple rooms and experience the minimalist simplicity of a small apartment located smack dab in the middle of the action. Leaf through 12 listings with a total of 19 units, and you’ll be sure to find at least a couple of cheap studios that will make you wonder whether having one or two extra rooms is really worth the difference in price and commute time. Already a fan of living small? Why don’t you check out our selection of one room apartments—there’s always a better deal out there, you just have to know where to look for it (Beach Hill-Neary Lagoon is the cheapest neighborhood in town—wink wink).

    They are called efficiency apartments for a reason

    In case you’re still wondering, the time and effort put into finding an efficiency apartment does pay off. Literally, and pretty fast too. The Santa Cruz, CA average rent is currently at $2,530, but a single-bedroom apartment in Santa Cruz, CA can be yours for as low as $2,000 per month. While the cheapest bachelor units normally have a small bath and one bigger, multifunctional space (meaning that the hall and the kitchen in the main room, basically), you don’t need to have that if it’s not your thing. You can find plenty of one-room apartments in Santa Cruz, CA with a separate kitchen. These are still well under the price of an apartment with multiple rooms, but slightly more expensive than your average studio, so it’s a good idea to aim for the higher end of the price range. The currently the most expensive studio apartment in Santa Cruz, CA costs a monthly $5,140.

    Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!