Santa Cruz, CA (Capitola Rd / 7th Ave)




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About Santa Cruz, CA (Capitola Rd / 7th Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Capitola Rd / 7th Ave median real estate price is $595,113, which is more expensive than 59.1% of the neighborhoods in California and 89.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Capitola Rd / 7th Ave is currently $2,349, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 71.4% of the neighborhoods in California.

Capitola Rd / 7th Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Santa Cruz, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Capitola Rd / 7th Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Capitola Rd / 7th Ave neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Capitola Rd / 7th Ave, the current vacancy rate is 2.4%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 90.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Capitola Rd / 7th Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Capitola Rd / 7th Ave is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Capitola Rd / 7th Ave is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Significantly, 0.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Capitola Rd / 7th Ave neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 11.5% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

In addition, the Capitola Rd / 7th Ave neighborhood stands out within California for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 10.0% of college-friendly places to live in CA.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Capitola Rd / 7th Ave neighborhood in Santa Cruz are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 79.7% of the neighborhoods in America. With 22.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 61.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Capitola Rd / 7th Ave neighborhood, 36.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 32.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.5%), and 8.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Capitola Rd / 7th Ave neighborhood in Santa Cruz, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (21.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (15.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (14.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (9.9%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.7%), among others. In addition, 11.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Capitola Rd / 7th Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (15.4%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Capitola Rd / 7th Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (81.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

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Capitola Rd / 7th Ave 0.101011101001110
Santa Cruz 0.101011101001110
California 4.26

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Santa Cruz 0.101011101001110
California 26.18

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Santa Cruz 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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SANTA CRUZ CITY HIGH


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Sequoia Academy School
319 La Fonda Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
07-12
Ark Independent Studies School
840 N. Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
09-12
Alternative Family Education School
840 N. Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-12
Delta Charter School
6500 Soquel Dr. Bldg. 1190
Aptos, CA, 95003
09-12
Soquel High School
401 Old San Jose Rd.
Soquel, CA, 95073
09-12
Santa Cruz High School
415 Walnut Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
09-12
Mission Hill Middle School
425 King St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
06-08
Costanoa Continuation High School
840 N. Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
09-12
Harbor High School
300 La Fonda Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
09-12
Branciforte Middle School
315 Poplar St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
06-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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SANTA CRUZ CITY ELEMENTARY


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District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Santa Cruz City Elementary Alternative Education-M School
840 N. Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-06
Westlake Elementary School
1000 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
KG-05
Gault Elementary School
1320 Seabright Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-05
De Laveaga Elementary School
1145 Morrissey Blvd.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95065
KG-05
Bay View Elementary School
1231 Bay St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
KG-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Special Education Preschool School
984 Bostwick Ln. Ste. 1
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
N-N
Tierra Pacifica Charter School
986 Bostwick Ln.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-08
Cypress Charter High School
2039 Merrill St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
09-12
Ocean Alternative Education Center School
984 Bostwick Ln. Ste. 6
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-08
Del Mar Elementary School
1959 Merrill St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-05
Shoreline Middle School
855 17th Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
06-08
Live Oak Elementary School
1916 Capitola Rd.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-05
Green Acres Elementary School
966 Bostwick Ln.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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